Easter is literally around the corner. If you want to make some great plans to celebrate the holiday, start with Washington, D.C., The nation’s capital is a place that everyone should visit at one time or another or even multiple times. From its rich history to its national monuments and museums, Washington, D.C., is a place to learn and be wowed. Plus, it’s a perfect spot for children of all ages and adults as well, making it a must-city to spend Easter with the family.

Fun Outdoor Easter Ideas for You and Your Children in Washington, D.C.

The kids will love Bunnyland at Butler’s Orchard. Head over to nearby Germantown, MD, for giant slides, an egg hunt, and goodie baskets for children under 12. There are also two hilltop hop jump pads, pedal tractors, a playground, a straw pyramid, a hayride, and a tractor pull. Bunnyland will be held on March 23, 24, 28, 29, and 30 with additional dates on April 1, 6 and 7. It is closed on Easter Sunday, March 31. Tickets are $12-15 online and $15-18 at the gate. Reservations are recommended.

Visit Great Country Farms for fun Easter egg hunts through April 1. The children will enjoy finding the hidden eggs filled with treats. They will be excited to meet with the spring chickens and other baby animals and take a wagon ride. There’s also marshmallow roasting from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Take the entire family and head over to Burnside Farms for a truly standout fun way to celebrate Easter and spring. Burnside Farms has been hosting its Festival of Spring since 2012. “We plant more than 150 varieties of tulips and 30+ varieties of daffodils for one of the most spectacular pick-your-own events of spring!” according to the website. So, if you love flowers this is the place to be! There are also cute farm animals, a giant trampoline pillow, a bouncy slide, a playground, and more. It’s a fun way to spend the day with the family. For tickets, click here.

National Cherry Blossom Festival

This year, the citywide National Cherry Blossom Festival is just in time for Easter. From March 20 through April 14, 2024, the city will transform into a pink petalozza. Great spots for prime views are near the Tidal Basin and Jefferson Memorial. Be sure to sign up for email alerts on peak blooms for the 2024 cherry blossom season.

If you want a front row seat, be sure to make reservations for the Washington, D.C. Cherry Blossom Signature Lunch Cruise. Bring your family, or invite your friends for a bloom viewing that offers the best views of iconic Washington, D.C. sites with a gorgeous lunch buffet and fully stocked cash bar.

Cherry blossoms Washington DC

Visit One of Washington, D.C.’s Fabulous Parks

Easter means spring is here, and it’s a great time to visit one of the city’s many parks. Visit Rock Creek Park, which “is truly a gem in our nation’s capital,” according to the National Park Service website. The park is 1,754 acres and was authorized as a park in 1890. It’s a relaxing place to get away from the hustle of the city. Enjoy the holiday in a peaceful setting topped off by some fresh air, wild animals, and grand trees. You can hike, bike, and bring along a picnic.

Washington, D.C.’s, United States Botanic Garden resides on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol and is a living plant museum. “The towering leaves, graceful flowers, delicate seeds, and exotic fruits of plants at their peak are displayed artfully throughout the historic Conservatory,” the website says. It’s an environment that beckons you to visit during springtime, especially for the Easter holiday.

Take a Cruise for Easter Brunch and/or Dinner

The Easter Premier Late Brunch Cruise brings the family together on the water for this holiday. You’ll create wonderful memories as you cruise on the Potomac River with beautiful spring weather, have photo ops of everything from the Lincoln Memorial to Georgetown’s Waterfront, and even enjoy a visit from the Easter Bunny. Enjoy dancing with onboard DJ entertainment in a climate-controlled interior.

If you’d rather have Easter dinner, come aboard for the Easter Signature Dinner Cruise, a two-and-a-half-hour cruise on the Potomac River. You and your family and friends will indulge in an enjoyable buffet, dance to the onboard DJ entertainment, and relish views of iconic Washington, D.C., sights. You’ll make unforgettable Easter memories to hold onto for a lifetime.

Make your Washington, D.C., trip for Easter exciting, not only for all the great sights it has to offer but for taking your holiday to the next level. Easter will never feel the same.