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This Weekend in San Diego: Easter Edition

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Chocolate flavored bunnies, egg dying, and easter bunnies are inching closer and closer because Easter Weekend is near. For this weekend in San Diego, don’t miss out on the Easter events and themed brunches and happenings located all over the city. Furthermore, if you don’t celebrate Easter, there are plenty of events to attend and places to consume delicious food and beverages regardless.

What You Should be Doing on Friday, April 14

Easter Bunny Teas at The Westgate Downtown Landmark Hotel

The Westgate Hotel is offering a limited edition Easter themed afternoon tea and champagne brunch where a special mystery guest is expected to come and say hello. The Easter Bunny Teas are meant to be a classy family affair, featuring kid-friendly petit fours and mini pastries coupled with a traditional European afternoon tea. Also, families can take advantage of photo ops with the Easter Bunny and participate in an egg hunt on Riviera terrace. Special events during the Easter Bunny Teas will begin at 2:30 p.m. and run until 5 p.m. on both days. The price is $50 for adults and $35 for children 12 and under. Make sure to purchase tickets online.

Cinema Under the Stars: Hidden Figures

Cinema Under the Stars is a relaxing atmosphere featuring lounge chairs and a heated outdoor patio. This weekend, Cinema Under the Stars is showing the award-winning and inspiring film ‘Hidden Figures,’ about three women behind-the-scenes on the NASA team. Admission is $16 for members, $17 at the door with cash or check, or $19 with online reservations, which begin on Wednesday at 9 a.m. The box office opens at 6 p.m this Friday.


Birch Aquarium at Scripps: Spring Egg-stravaganza

If you’d rather enjoy Springtime celebrations underwater, the Birch Aquarium at Scripps is hosting the event for your interests. Egg-stravaganza, an event taking place April 14-16, celebrates Springtime in the ocean from 11 am to 3 pm. During this event, families, and friends explore animal eggs, discover changes in the sea by making plankton, and participate in an underwater egg hunt. Your admission to this event is included with your admission to the Birch Aquarium.

Your Plans for this Saturday, April 15

Hour Long Yoga at Karl Strauss Tasting Room

Yoga and beer. Together? Yes. On Saturday, April 15, participate in an hour long vinyasa yoga session for 20 dollars accompanied by local live musicians. Afterward, gather with the friends you came with or new friends and beer taste at Karl Strauss. Create a Meetup account and sign up now.

Red Bull Air Race World Championships

San Diego’s first Red Bull Air Race took place back in 2009 when Nicolas Ivanoff won, but it is back again this April 15-16 and will take off on the Pacific Coast. For those of you unfamiliar with the air race, 14 pilots compete in eight races as they navigate in an aerial challenge by zooming around a racetrack connected by air-filled pylons. In order to pick the 14 pilots, racers must compete in Qualifying Day on April 15 and then the Race Day is on April 16. There are several options for tickets that you can purchase online.

Wing Fest San Diego Showcase Series

The Wing Fest Show showcase event occurs this Saturday in San Diego at competing venues from 2 pm to 6 pm. The Wing Fest kick-off event starts at Jolt N’ Joe’s Billiards in the San Diego Gaslamp. Numerous locations will compete in the event, like Rub it in and Hot Licks, so make sure to test them all out and watch cut-throat wing-eating competitions. To enter the contest contact the organizers of Wing Fest by email at dalegobunny@yahoo.com.

Seafood and Cinema

A combination of a classic family movie night and a California clambake, the Hotel Del is hosting ‘Sea Food Cinema’ this Saturday from 5:30 pm to 9 pm. It will be the ultimate movie experience with a private beach bonfire, s’mores included for groups of four, and a comfortable lounge bed on the beach. The movie to be shown at the event is ‘Zootopia.’ There aren’t many places in the world that allow you to relax on the beach late in the evening in April, but San Diego never disappoints. Make sure to enjoy this summer night in April and purchase tickets now.

Pairings with a Purpose

Join San Diego and Baja’s finest chefs, breweries, and wineries as they compete for your favor at the second annual Pairings with a Purpose at Bobby Riggs Tennis Club & Museum in Encinitas from 12-4 p.m. Each chef and beverage duo will collaborate to create special pairings, and you’ll get to vote for your favorite while enjoying music, games, and other contests. The event is 21+ and tickets start at $75, available for purchase here. 100% of the event’s proceeds go toward Feeding San Diego, a hunger relief program, so you can enjoy dinner and wine as well as help out a great cause.

Don’t Miss out on these San Diego Easter Happenings

Easter Brunch

There are many places to have Easter Brunch on Sunday, but we have three to recommend. First, for the upscale diner, Mister A’s located in downtown offers an Easter Brunch for $59.50 a person and includes two courses of gourmet food and deluxe dessert. There’s also a selection of brunch cocktails to choose from. Another option that’s more family friendly is Easter Brunch at The Prado in Balboa Park. $64.95 for adults and $17.95 for kids ages 6-12 covers the buffet brunch which includes a pancake station, chocolate fountain, and champagne. Need I say more? Lastly, for those beach-bums who want an inexpensive meal spent admiring an ocean view, enjoy Easter Brunch at the Mission Beach Wave House for a lively atmosphere. Brunch will be from 9 am to 12:30 pm and is $29.95 for adults and $14.95 for children.

Belmont Park’s Annual Easter Bash

After heading to the Wave House for brunch, check out Belmont Park’s Annual Easter Bash directly next door this Sunday from 9 am to 12:30 pm. There is also an Amusement Park Egg Hunt, where kids can search for eggs in Belmont Park’s gift shops. Additionally, there is a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny from 2 to 4 pm located in the amusement park. Belmont Park’s Annual Easter Bash will be an entertaining experience for families this Easter.

Easter Brunch Cruise Featuring Unlimited Mimosas

Boarding champagne, unlimited mimosas, 25 miles of beautiful San Diego scenery, what more could you want? Flagship’s Easter Brunch Cruise is a luxury yacht fit for couples seeking a romantic endeavor to celebrate Easter. Or get your group of girlfriends (or guy-friends) together to enjoy the day. During the cruise, riders can also enjoy a gourmet food selection in a buffet style setting which will include omelets and plenty of desserts. Book the Easter Brunch Cruise before tickets sell out!

No matter if you do or don’t celebrate Easter, make sure to celebrate and appreciate where you live because San Diego is a beautiful place.

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