Dining, Family, Shopping, Tours

Easter Egg-stravaganza in Downtown Sac

Kathryn DeGroot

The flowers are in bloom, the weather is warmer, and the youth of the area are on Spring Break. It must mean Easter is coming. Well, it’s almost here!

Whether you’re looking for fun activities for the family, sweet treats, or a delicious brunch, there’s something for everyone this Easter weekend – right here in Downtown Sac.

Fun Activities

Searching for something fun and unique to do over Easter weekend? Look no further than Old Sacramento, which will be offering a number of family-friendly events and activities such as weekend excursion train rides, underground tours, river cruises and even a Spring Ball & Promenade. At the 19th Annual “Living History” Easter Bonnet Promenade on April 4, folks will be decked out in their Easter finery — or other historic apparel — to celebrate in high style. The promenade will begin at 10:00 am with Spring Ball to follow at 12:30 pm in the Stanford Gallery.

More of a traditionalist? Have no fear – the Easter eggs are here! Head out to the iconic Capitol Mall for the world’s largest Easter egg hunt. You can be part of history as they are breaking the Guinness world record for the largest Easter egg hunt with over 500,000 eggs. There will be other family-friendly activities  and lots of scrumptious food!

Sweet Treats

Whether you are a kid or a kid at heart, treat yourself to something sweet this holiday weekend. Andy from Andy’s Candy Apothecary has let us in on his ways to build a better Easter basket. You can read all about it here.

Maybe candy isn’t your thing. Maybe you’re into other sweet treats. Hop across the street and visit Estelle’s Patisserie. A box of colorful macarons is similar to a box of Easter eggs, right? Customize your box with flavors like strawberry, hazelnut, and vanilla. Mmm! You never know what flavor they are going to be cooking up for the weekend so stop in and see.

Sunday Brunch

Many of downtown’s fine eateries are pulling out all the bells and whistles to make this Easter Sunday a tasty success. The Melting Pot is offering a four-course meal, complete with your choice of cheese fondue, choice of salad, an all you can eat endless fondue entrée and your choice of chocolate fondue. The Hyatt Regency is known for their delectable holiday brunches and this Easter is no exception. Enjoy a delicious menu with dozens of choices like made-to-order omelets, a fresh seafood bar, charcuterie board and a carving station. Mimosas, buttermilk waffles, and spring vegetable quiche! The Easter menu at Grange Restaurant & Bar has something delicious for everyone.

Down in Old Sacramento, The Firehouse is having a special three-course Easter brunch. Worried about bringing the kids? No worries, because they have designed a special kids menu for the little ones. Reservations are required and you may do so online or by giving them a ring. Their sister restaurant, Ten22, will have a special three-course Easter brunch as well, starting at 10 am.

If you’ve been meaning to try the Delta King, Easter is a great time to do so. The Pilothouse Restaurant will have a special champagne brunch on Easter Sunday for the entire family (champagne for the adults; cider for the kiddos).