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The Top Road Trip Itineraries for Easter in the United States

Easter Road Trips Guide

Are you looking for a memorable getaway this Easter? Rent a car and set out on one of these exciting Easter-themed road trips. Locations like New York City, Chicago and Seattle will be the center of all the action this Easter. VroomVroomVroom has put together some road trip itineraries to help you plan your Easter holiday for the whole family. 

Take a drive to all the best events in New York City

New York City parade for Easter

For an exciting Easter break, New York City is the place to be. If you're traveling with children, head to Long Island and take part in an Easter egg hunt. The Queens County Farm hosts a number of events for children, including the Barnyard Egg Hunt throughout the orchard.

The kids can also meet farmyard animals, and try their luck at an egg rolling game. 

Don't forget to head into the city to see the annual Easter Parade. Wear your best Easter bonnet to the center of the festivities on Fifth Avenue. A great spot to watch the parade is from St Patrick's Cathedral, where you will be able to check out all the best Easter-themed outfits as they walk past. Another New York City tradition is to go ice-skating with the Easter bunny in the Rink at Rockefeller Centre.

For an easter egg hunt in a historic setting, head to Richmond Town on Staten Island. The Victorian-style streets will be decorated to represent the Easter theme.

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Celebrate Easter creole-style in Louisiana

New Orleans easter cruise

Louisiana puts on a big show for Easter. With plenty of exciting events in and around New Orleans, it is the perfect place to pick up your rental car and take a road trip. Drive through the state, participating in all the best Easter events while checking out the unique scenery.

In New Orleans, families can take an Easter-themed cruise along the Mississippi River on the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen. Kids can enjoy lunch on the cruise, and participate in fun, Easter activities. In the French Quarter, there will be an Easter parade showcasing all the best bonnets, outfits and fashion.

In Baton Rouge, another great family activity is the Old Fashion Easter Celebration at the Burden Museum & Gardens. Along with the traditional Easter egg hunt, children can participate in egg and spoon races and learn to decorate the eggs.

If you're looking for Easter egg hunts, there are plenty scheduled across the state. In the areas surrounding New Orleans, find events in places such as Mandeville and St Charles.

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Visit Chicago's Egg Extravaganza

Easter egg hunt in Chicago

Easter is the perfect time to visit Chicago and enjoy some of the best events of the year. Renting a car in Chicago is the best way to make sure you don't miss any of the city's events. This way you can also explore other regions in Illinois and check out some regional Easter egg hunts and other themed activities. 

There is no shortage of Easter egg hunts in and around the city. One of the biggest events in the city is the Easter Egg-Stravaganza at the Lincoln Park Zoo. The festivities will kick off with a breakfast buffet, followed by the Easter egg hunt. There will also be music, dancing and craft activities. 

If an Easter brunch is what you are after, you will have plenty of options in Chicago. Dine in a ballroom in Arlington Heights, or choose from sandwiches, brisket, pastries, pancakes and more at the Artisan Table Restaurant. A traditional Easter feast will also be held in Abbington. Guests will also get a special visit from the Easter bunny during the meal. This is just the start of the exciting Easter events in the Windy City. 

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