shutterstock_128740994Spring has sprung, the rabbits are out frolicking, and Easter is just around the corner.  If you’re looking for a fun way to spend the holiday weekend, you’re in luck!  There are several great events happening throughout the area to celebrate Easter.  Whether you are interested in kid-friendly activities or prefer to spend Easter Sunday enjoying a delicious meal with the one you love, you’re sure to find just what you need here in Laguna.


Easter at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort


For 22 years, Newport Dunes has been delighting area families with their Easter weekend celebration, and this year is no different.  Beginning on Saturday, April 19th, kids and adults alike can get in on the fun with a free Easter Egg Hunt starting at 9am.  More than 6,000 eggs will be hidden on the grounds with lots of fantastic prizes available, including toys, candy, cash prizes and even a token for a bicycle! The Easter Bunny will be on hand for family photos, and the popular OC food truck Flavor Rush will be offering tasty treats from 8am to 10am.


On Easter Sunday, the Back Bay Bistro will be offering their delicious Easter Brunch.  The restaurant was recently named by Open Table as one of the “Top 10 in Southern California and Top 50 in the US”.  Guests can enjoy bottomless champagne and mimosas as well as omelettes, fresh seafood, carving stations and a chocolate fountain.  Cost is $75 for adults and $35 for children under 12.  Reservations are recommended.  For more information please call 949-729-1144 or visit www.backbaybistronewportbeach.com.


Montage Laguna Beach


The spectacular Montage at Laguna Beach is offering several options to hungry diners and playful children both this weekend.  The hotel is hosting Paintbox activities for children ages 2-12 from Friday, April 18th, through Sunday, April 20th.  Some of the fun things in store for the tots include Easter egg scavenger hunts, a petting zoo, face painting, balloon artists, Easter Bunny visits and custom basket deliveries.  For more information about Paintbox and to make reservations, please call 949-715-6005.


There are many superb dining options at Montage, and all of the restaurants will be offering their take on Easter cuisine.  The Grand Ballroom will be hosting a Champagne Brunch on Easter Sunday from 10:30am to 5pm with a 12 station holiday buffet sure to delight all palates.  Price is $105 per adult and $45 for children 4-12.  Brunch includes a complimentary keepsake photo.


Four Courses at The Loft will be available from 12pm to 3pm on Sunday featuring a four course prix-fixe menu with choice of appetizer, entrée, cheese and dessert.  Prices are $95 for adults and $35 children ages 4-12.  A five course tasting menu that is sure to please will be available at Studio from 5pm to 10pm to satisfy those in the mood for a delectable Easter dinner.  Prices are $125 person/$200 person with wine pairings.  For more information about all the Easter dining options at Montage, please call 949-715-6420 or visit http://www.montagelagunabeach.com/easter2014.php.


No matter what you’re in the mood for this weekend, there’s plenty of fun and food to be had in and around Laguna Beach.  Everyone here at The Stanaland Group wishes you a very happy Easter!