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Travel Deals: Last-Minute Easter Discounts & Celebrations

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Easter weekend is already here and what better way to celebrate than getting out of town for a few days? Whether you’re in the hunt for a sunny escape or a winter wonderland, a family-friendly vacation or a romantic weekend, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best last-minute options out there this Easter.

Easter on the Beach

Head south to join in the festivities at the Grande Easter Family Celebration at the Marina Inn at Grand Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Activities include Easter egg coloring, Easter cookie decorating, Easter crafts, a family movie on Grande Lawn and last but certainly not least an Easter egg hunt for the kids on Easter Sunday. Marina Inn rates start at $409 for a family of four and include two nights in a Grande guest room, Easter basket delivery on arrival, a welcome reception and Easter Sunday brunch. To make reservations, visit the Marina Inn website or call 1-866-437-4113.

The Sweetest Place on Earth

You’ve heard of the happiest place on earth, but what about the sweetest? It’s time to drop everything and take advantage of the Easter Package offered by Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA. That’s right: Hershey, like the chocolate. Valid only during the fast-approaching Easter weekend, this package features deluxe accommodations, two breakfasts, one day admission to Springtime in the Park and admission to both Hershey Gardens and The Hershey Story’s Museum Experience all for a family of four. Rates start at $374.50 per night, per room and are based on a two-night stay. For reservations, call 1-800-HERSHEY (1-800-437-7439) or book online.

Spring into Snow

What better way to celebrate Easter than by taking part in the largest egg hunt in the state of Colorado? Oh, yeah, and you can also ski or snowboard to your heart’s content. Take advantage of the special deals being offered right now by Copper Mountain Resort in Copper Mountain, Colorado. When you book a minimum of three nights and purchase at least one adult two-day lift ticket, you will receive a 33 percent discount on your lodging package – and your kids will ski for free. And don’t forget about that egg hunt. With more than 50,000 eggs scattered around the resort, this event is sure to be tons of fun for kids. For all the adults out there, Easter brunch will also feature $6 Bloody Marys, mimosas, margaritas and champagne. To book now, call 1-888-219-2441 or visit them online.

A Romantic Escape

If you’re looking for a sunnier getaway, try the Honeys & Bunnies package offered right now by Barton Creek Resort and Spa in Austin, Texas. The package includes luxurious resort accommodations, afternoon golf for two on Sunday, April 8, two-for-one spa treatments on Sunday, April 8 and a late check-out. Rates start at $225 per night. And if the kids are planning to tag along, they will be delighted by the activities planned for the Easter weekend. The fun includes Easter baskets, board games, a water balloon toss and an egg hunt. To make reservations now, visit Barton Creek online or call 1-866-572-7369.

Sunshine State of Mind

Escape to Florida this weekend with the Easter Escape package offered by Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa. Located in beautiful Ponte Vedra Beach, the Sawgrass Marriott is the perfect place to kick back and take in some sun. The package features luxurious overnight accommodations, $50 resort credit, daily breakfast at Café on the Green and admission for two to the Easter Champagne Brunch. Kids can participate in an egg hunt on resort property and take pictures with the Easter bunny. Package rates start at $249 and are based on double occupancy. For reservations, call 1-800-457-4653 or visit their website .

Windy City Fun

For a different take on Easter fun, try The James Chicago Egg Attractions Hunt. Families will receive a bike or walking map that features several tourist attractions throughout Chicago. Visit each site to earn a new egg stamp in your “passport.” Kids with full passports will receive a complimentary Easter dessert at David Beck’s Primehouse. This unique twist on the traditional Easter egg hunt is just one of the many activities included in the Spring is in the Air package featured right now by The James Chicago. The package also includes comfortable accommodations in a loft suite, private family movie screenings in your very own media room, access to Public bikes and a special Easter brunch. Rates start at $359 per night. To book, visit them online or call 1-888-526-3778.

Canadian Luxury

Travel north of the border to enjoy the Easter Celebration package offered right now by the Auberge Saint-Antoine, Quebec City’s premier luxury hotel. Perks include a chocolate egg handcrafted by a master chocolatier delivered to your room, delicious hot chocolate and a hearty breakfast at Panache, valet indoor parking and an Easter egg hunt for the kids. The Easter Celebration package starts at $129 per night and is valid for one night stays. If you wish to stay a second night, you will receive 50% off the room rate. To make reservations, call 1-888-692-2211 or visit their website.

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