Things to Do Easter Weekend in Monterey

Things to Do Easter Weekend in Monterey

  • Canning Properties Group
  • 03/26/24

Things to Do Easter Weekend in Monterey

As Easter approaches, the Monterey Peninsula comes alive with vibrant festivities and delightful traditions. Families and friends gather to celebrate the joyous occasion, embracing the spirit of renewal and togetherness. From cherished egg hunts to decadent brunches, there's no shortage of ways to revel in the season's splendor. Join us as we explore the Easter activities awaiting you in the picturesque towns throughout the Monterey Peninsula.



For children aged 12 and under, Del Monte Shopping Center invites them to participate in an Easter egg collection activity from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Participating merchants will be offering eggs, and there will be photo opportunities available from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. To join in the fun, simply register near guest services in Macy's courtyard to receive a scavenger map for collecting eggs.



Celebrate Easter in style at the picturesque Old Fisherman’s Wharf during the "Egg-cellent Easter on the Wharf 2024" event on Sunday, March 31, 2024. The Wharf will be adorned with charming Easter decorations, adding a festive touch to the waterfront atmosphere. Don't miss the chance to meet the larger-than-life Easter Bunny himself, available for photos from 1 pm to 6 pm in front of Abalonetti's Bar and Grill. Alongside the themed décor, Wharf merchants will offer a variety of Easter-themed delights, including sweet treats from the candy shops - Candy World, Carousel Candies, and the Wharf Chocolate Factory. Additionally, visitors can indulge in special Easter dishes from the restaurants, ensuring a culinary experience as delightful as the occasion itself.




Indulge in a delightful Easter Buffet Brunch at Carmel Mission Ranch, available from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This brunch extravaganza features carving and hot stations, an assortment of salads, fresh fruits, and delectable desserts. Adults can enjoy this culinary experience for $65, while children aged 5 to 10 can join in for $28 – Beverages not included.

Carmel Host Lions Club presents Breakfast with the Bunny at Devendorf Park in Carmel-by-the-Sea on Saturday, March 29th. This event, while not an egg hunt, offers a delightful morning filled with feasting, games, and other festive activities suitable for both adults and children. Guests can mingle with the Easter Bunny, get their faces painted, and celebrate the arrival of spring in the picturesque downtown park.

After the excitement of egg hunts and festivities, it's time to indulge in another beloved Easter tradition – a sumptuous brunch spread fit for royalty. Luckily, the Monterey Peninsula boasts an array of exquisite dining options, each offering a culinary journey that delights the senses and satisfies the palate. From classic favorites to innovative creations, there's something for everyone to savor as we continue our Easter celebration.

Carmel Valley

Bernardus Lodge invites you to celebrate the season with a grand buffet showcasing traditional brunch favorites complemented by Chef Christian's signature cuisine. Enjoy an array of organic salads, grilled vegetables, premium meats, fresh seafood, artisan cheeses, and tantalizing desserts. Children can participate in Easter Egg Hunts at 11:30 am and 2:00 pm, with photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny available throughout the day. Pricing is $150 for adults and $55 for children aged 5 to 12, plus tax and gratuity.

Carmel Valley Ranch presents a lavish spring holiday buffet at its Redwood & Oak Ballrooms, located at the Lodge. From 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, guests can indulge in breakfast delights, brunch bites, and irresistible desserts accompanied by live music. Children can enjoy activities like face painting and balloon art. Pricing starts at $135 for adults and $35 for children under 12.


Portola Hotel & Spa invites you to a splendid Easter Sunday Brunch in the grand Ballroom from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Feast on a sumptuous buffet featuring Classic Eggs Benedict, Cinnamon Swirl French Toast Bake, breakfast sausages, bacon, and a carving station with Maple Glazed Pit Ham and Harris Ranch Striploin. An Easter Egg Hunt for children will be held at 10:00 am and noon, accompanied by live piano music from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Pricing is $89.95 for adults, $74.95 for seniors, and $45.95 for children aged 12 and under.

Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa offers an à la carte Easter Brunch Breakfast from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Indulge in farm-fresh Spanish-inspired brunch classics and other delectable specials.

If you're in the mood for an adult Easter egg hunt, head to Peter B’s Brewpub from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Thursday, March 28th. Adults aged 21 and over can search for 250 Easter Eggs hidden around the brewery. Prizes, food and drink specials, happy hour, and outdoor games await participants.

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa hosts an Easter Brunch Buffet in the Monterey Bay Ballroom from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. Enjoy an array of food stations offering seafood, omelets, sushi, prime rib, waffles, desserts, and more. Pricing is $115 for adults, $49 for children ages 6-13, and free for children aged 5 and under.

Experience a traditional Easter Brunch at Monterey Marriott's iconic Ferrantes Bayview, overlooking the picturesque Monterey Bay. Feast on classic and seasonal dishes, including House-made Crab Cakes, Eggs Benedict, seafood, baked ham, salmon, and an assortment of desserts. Pricing is $89 for adults, $79 for Seniors (65+) and $39 for children aged 5 to 12, with up to two hours of complimentary valet parking included.

Big Sur

Big Sur River Inn Restaurant is gearing up for an exciting Easter weekend. On Sunday morning at 10:30 am, families can partake in the annual Egg Hunt for children at the courtyard fire pit. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own baskets or bags for collecting eggs. The restaurant will also be offering a variety of Easter Sunday specials throughout the day, including breakfast options like classic or portobello eggs benedict, as well as lunch and dinner choices such as rack of lamb and prime rib. Additionally, Sunday evening promises a Community Movie Night starting at 5:30 pm, where guests can enjoy a film together under the stars. A special movie night snack will be available for purchase from the restaurant.


As the day draws to a close and the echoes of laughter and joy linger in the air, we will bid farewell to another memorable Easter on the Monterey Peninsula. Whether you spend the day hunting for eggs, enjoying a leisurely brunch with loved ones, or simply basking in the beauty of spring, one thing remains certain – Easter here is a celebration like no other. As we look forward to the promise of new beginnings and the joys that lie ahead, let us carry the spirit of Easter with us throughout the year – cherishing each moment and embracing the beauty of life's journey. Until next time, may your days be filled with love, laughter, and the warmth of cherished memories. Happy Easter!




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