Easter is a time for reflection, renewal, joy, and spending quality moments with loved ones. Whether opening Easter baskets with the kids, hosting an Easter egg hunt, planning a wonderful family dinner, or all the above, this springtime holiday is full of tradition. Depending on where you live or where you are celebrating, in 2024 those traditions may look different, but in Norfolk, Virginia, Easter offers the perfect chance to explore and indulge in a variety of family-friendly activities, delicious dining experiences, and memorable events. From scenic parks and exquisite brunch options to dining on the water, Norfolk has something for everyone to enjoy during this special time of year.


Easter Egg Hunts and Family Fun in Norfolk

Easter Basket filled with plastic eggs and candyKick off your Easter holiday weekend with an exciting egg hunt at one of Norfolk’s beautiful parks. The Spring Festival Egg Hunt is a great place to start! This fun Easter event invites families to search for colorful eggs, among other fun activities. “Bring your family and friends for an event filled with egg-citing activities, including carnival games, popcorn, snow cones, cotton candy, music, vendors, and even giveaways!” The fun takes place at the Huntersville Community Center on March 28th, 2024, from 5pm-8pm, and is open to the public.

For a unique twist on the traditional egg hunt, head to Maker’s Craft Brewery for an “Adults Only” Easter Egg Hunt. This event includes contests, music, food trucks, prizes, and of course, great craft beer. Head on over on March 31st, 2024, from 1pm-3pm for a chance to win a “golden egg”!


Spring into Action: Explore Norfolk’s Parks and Gardens

Many people consider springtime one of the best times of the year when it comes to weather. The temperature starts to warm up, the greenery starts to come back, and the outdoors finally seems like it’s open again. Take advantage of the mild spring weather and explore some of Norfolk’s stunning parks and gardens, and there’s no better place to start than by visiting the largest botanical garden in Virginia, the Norfolk Botanical Garden. According to their website, “With more than 60 themed gardens, including our 3-acre Children’s Garden, Norfolk Botanical Garden has something for everyone.” So, bring your partner, bring your friends, and bring the kids for a bit of fresh air among the thousands of blooming flowers and plants within this 175-acre garden. If you’re lucky, you can even get tickets to the popular Easter Spring Arrangement Floral Design class!

NorfolkWanting to be closer to the water? Take a stroll along the 10.5-mile-long Elizabeth River Trail. “Since 2003, the Elizabeth River Trail has connected segments of Norfolk’s working waterfront with scenic routes past historic landmarks, local gems, and beautiful parks highlighting the diversity of Norfolk and providing a riverfront sanctuary amongst the urban energy of our City.” Get a different vantage point of Norfolk walking along the water, and luckily for you, if you’re looking to get even closer to the water on your Easter holiday, then look no further.


Dine and Delight with a Delicious Easter Brunch on the Water

Treat yourself to a mouthwatering Easter brunch on the water in Norfolk. Experience Easter in style aboard the scenic Norfolk Easter Signature Brunch Cruise, a 2-hour cruise that sails along the Elizabeth River. Step aboard a luxury yacht and join City Cruises for a fun-filled family celebration that even includes a visit from the Easter Bunny, so have those cameras ready! Take in panoramic views of Norfolk’s skyline and iconic landmarks, including the Navy Atlantic Fleet, from a new perspective, on the water. Relax on deck and soak in the sunshine as you glide along the river, creating unforgettable memories with family and friends.




Book Your 2024 Easter Dining Cruise in Norfolk Today!

Norfolk, Virginia, offers a wealth of opportunities to celebrate Easter 2024 in your own unique way. Whether you’re hunting for eggs in a brewery, exploring scenic trails and gardens, or looking to start a new tradition by indulging in a gourmet chef-prepared meal on a luxury yacht brunch with waterfront views, Norfolk has something for everyone to enjoy during this special holiday. Come and celebrate with City Cruises and create lasting memories as you celebrate Easter in the charming and vibrant city of Norfolk.

Original Post Date: February 15, 2024