Ah, springtime. For many, it’s the beginning of the RV travel season. It’s also the season when kids are out of school for spring vacation. This usually happens over the Easter holiday. If you’re looking for somewhere to travel over the holiday, we have a few ideas for you. Here are some fun things to do with the family.
Chocolate World in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Don’t let the sweet smells fool you. This factory may just be the largest chocolate making plant in the world. The tour is free, and at the end, you’ll receive a tasty sample. After the tour and 3-D show, you’ll want to visit Hershey park, where the family can enjoy 10 roller coasters, water rides, live entertainment, and lots of food options. Open year ’round from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
White House Easter Egg Roll, Washington, DC. If you have children, age 12 and under, then why not try to get tickets so they can participate in the yearly Easter Egg Roll? This is a tradition that goes back to 1878. The South Lawn is open to children, and their families, to participate in the egg hunt, sports, musical performances, cooking classes, storytelling, a dance party, and more. Tickets are distributed through a lottery system. As of late February, details had not been announced. Keep an eye out, though. They should be available any day. Tickets are free of charge. Monday, April 6, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Eggstravaganzoo, Nashville, TN. Why not hunt for Easter Eggs with tigers? The Nashville Zoo Eggstravaganzoo is a very popular event. The Easter Bunny is on hand to greet the little ones to the Easter Egg Hunt. Kids are separated by five different age groups, too, so the little ones have as good a chance to collect eggs as do older children. There are hunts in the morning and in the afternoon. There is also a zoo-wide golden egg hunt, games, face painting, and bounce houses. After the egg hunt, you can visit and feed the animals. Make sure to bring a basket or bag for eggs, a camera, and lots of sunscreen. What a great way to spend a day! April 4, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Biggest Little Parade in San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. This is a fantastic, fun, elegant, wonderful, and whacky Easter parade that features floats, classic cars, roller-blading cows and much, much more. It has been held every year for the past 23 years. 2015 will be the 24th year for this fun event. You’ll also find a climbing wall, bounce houses, costumed characters, music, a petting zoo, and more! Food is served by some of the area’s best restaurants in an outdoor bistro area. Sunday, April 5, 2015. The event runs from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the parade begins at 2:00 p.m. Don’t miss the Easter Bonnet Contest that takes place from 11:15 to 1:30. The contest has 10 different categories including best couple, best family, best children, and best pet.