Whether you celebrate the holiday or not, Easter weekend usually marks the beginning of spring and therefore warm weather, festival season, and many of the best times to be living in or visiting Chicago – regardless of whether or not you are lucky enough to live here or just doing the tourist thing.
All the amazing decorations and flowers blooming make just walking around downtown the city’s various parks wonderful, of course, but there are lots of activities for all ages as well.
Easter brunch is a classic tradition around the world, of course, and many of Chicago’s best restaurants offer fantastic brunches with a variety of classic dishes along with unique signature options that make celebrating Easter in the Second City so amazing.
Metromix has a wonderful guide to Easter brunches in Chicago, including the classic option of Easter Brunch at the Drake Hotel. There are plenty of choices for Easter dinner downtown as well, if you would prefer to celebrate the holiday over dinner.
For parents (or and aunt and uncles), if you want to take the kids out for an Easter egg hunt in the Chicago area, here are some of the best options in the city – and perhaps the city’s biggest Easter Egg hunt takes place in Soldier Field, just south of Lakeshore East. There’s also the Easter Egg-Stravaganza at the Lincoln Park Zoo. In addition, here are some other choices for Easter activities with the kids downtown and throughout the rest of the city.
There are plenty of ways for grown-ups to have fun on Easter as well, as the Sun-Times illustrates. The Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo also occurs the weekend after Easter – in case geeky Chicagoans need something to look forward too, and there are plenty of dinner cruises on the holiday itself as well. There’s no better way to experience the holiday than to see the city’s amazing skyline along with a remarkable meal.
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