Celebrating Easter 2022 in San Antonio: Things to Do
Did you know that nearly 80% of Americans celebrate Easter? Well, that is no surprise to us, as it is the perfect excuse to gather with family, friends and loved ones. It is also a great opportunity to travel and explore new cities – especially San Antonio!
With spring fully in bloom, it is one of the best times of the year to take full advantage of the numerous activities and events taking place.
Make your Easter 2022 a holiday to remember in San Antonio! We have the scoop on the most exciting events happening in the city all month long.
Find Treasure at an Easter Egg Hunt
The egg hunt is a quintessential Easter game and the perfect family-friendly activity for kids and kids at heart. But wait, it gets better! Sometimes, if you are lucky, the Easter bunny will even make a guest appearance.
No need to hunt for a hunt. We have found plenty of options for you right here in San Antonio!
You cannot plan a trip to San Antonio without visiting the Texas Transportation Museum. Coincidentally, it hosts one of the most famous Easter egg hunts in the city. The Easter Egg Hunt at the Texas Transportation Museum will be held on April 9th with the first hunt kicking off at 11 AM, and the second at noon. A museum ticket includes the cost of the event, along with access to the museum, grounds, and unlimited rides on the famous train. Adult tickets are $10, while children over four years old get in for $8.
Trader’s Village San Antonio will be hosting their 16th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza on April 9th as well. Gates open at 10 AM and the hunt schedule will begin running at 45-minute increments starting at 10:30 AM, based on various age ranges. Just have your child(ren) prepped with a basket in hand so they can begin collecting some of the thousands of free, goodie-filled eggs hidden throughout the village. Come camera ready in case you are wanting pictures with the Easter bunny or with some of the various Superheroes/Princesses that will be making appearances as well.
Arbor Park Pop Up Market will be holding back-to-back weekend celebrations starting the weekend of the 9th with an Easter Scavenger Hunt and Photo Op with the Easter Bunny at the Arbor Park shopping center. That following weekend on April 16th, they are moving downtown to Travis Park for the Free Easter Egg Hunt. Local small businesses and boutiques will accompany the event, so your kids can hunt for eggs while you hunt for treasures of your own.
Other holiday happenings being organized throughout the city include the Easter Eggstravaganza located at the McAllister Park Trailhead, Breakfast & Egg Hunt with the Bunny at the Dominion Country Club, and more!
Enjoy Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
What better way to kick off Easter weekend that with a breakfast outing with the Easter Bunny? Hard Rock Cafe San Antonio is hosting Breakfast with the Bunny on Saturday, April 16. Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet complete with photo ops with the Easter Bunny, a coloring station, donut making station, and some special giveaways for everyone to enjoy!
Celebrate Easter by Sweating It Out
One of the best things to do on Easter weekend is to take part in some fun outdoor events, so grab your warm-weather clothes and get ready to sweat!
Dog-lovers and cardio enthusiasts unite at the Runners Ranch for the Easter Paws Run. Participants can pay a fee of $25 (or $30 on-site) to take part in a 1.75-mile run or walk. What makes this event extra special is the number of adorable pups you will see! Each runner is allowed to bring one dog to the event. At the end of the run, an awards ceremony is held for the Top 3 Male and Female dogs. Not a ruff way to spend the day!
Enjoy an Easter Brunch
Easter brunch is a beloved family tradition, but the cooking and cleaning that is required are not for the faint of heart. To take the pressure off, visit one of these local brunch spots instead!
With multiple rave reviews including from the San Antonio Express, Biga on the Banks is sure not to disappoint. Easter Brunch is held on April 16th from 10:30 AM to 4 PM, and reservations are highly encouraged. Famous dishes, like the lamb enchiladas with goat cheese, share a menu with breakfast favorites, like Eggs Benedict. Do not worry, children will have plenty of sweet and savory treats to choose from as well.
For a sophisticated, old-fashioned vibe, head to the Historic Menger Hotel. This gorgeous hotel is a feast for the eyes, but their Sunday brunch is even better. Held in the Colonial Room, their brunch takes inspiration from the Victorian era. Enjoy their heavenly rum-soaked bread pudding as the sweet sounds of jazz float throughout the room. After satisfying your taste buds, if you’re ready for another thrill, sign up for a ghost tour of the hotel. The perfect end to an Easter Sunday for history buffs.
The Alamo Biscuit Co. is an excellent choice for something a little low-key and budget friendly. Their mouth-watering menu centers around the star of the show – fluffy, golden biscuits! Just choose your toppings and enjoy a little slice of heaven. The restaurant also offers classic breakfast dishes, burgers, and tacos for Sunday brunch. For side dishes, do not overlook the garlic mashers. They are truly unbelievable.
Sample Some Delectable Goodies
If brunch is not enough for you, not to worry. San Antonio is one of the two cities in the United States designated as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy and we have a host of food-themed festivals running through Easter weekend.
On a Stick! Festival— the name says it all! Food on a stick, at affordable prices, in a stunning location! Head to the San Antonio Zoo on April 16th for the kickoff of this beloved festival. Adults can enjoy some adult beverages as they listen to live music from the Lone Star State. The festival offers unusual “on a stick” combinations to challenge your tastebuds. Children can explore the entire zoo and munch on pretzels, hot dogs, and fried chicken – on a stick, of course!
Seafood lovers need to explore the Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld San Antonio. The event begins on March 25th and runs until May 30th. You can attend the festival any day between Thursday and Sunday! Visitors will experience over 200 flavors, 75 wine and cocktail options, and 75 craft beers! You might need more than one weekend to enjoy all that the Seven Seas Festival has to offer. You’ll also find 28 amazing concerts throughout its run!
Whether you are dining or exploring the great outdoors this Easter. There is plenty to enjoy! Check out our Official Visitor’s Guide for more ideas on how to experience San Antonio!