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Easter Events in Beautiful Monterey County

Easter Events in Beautiful Monterey County

Exciting Easter Events and Brunches in Monterey Bay

Looking for the perfect Easter brunch spot in Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove or Carmel Valley? Look no further than this guide, which highlights the best Easter brunches in the area. Whether you're looking for an upscale experience or a family-friendly buffet, there's something for everyone. In addition to brunch, the guide also lists free or cheap Easter events, including egg hunts and photo ops. Don't miss out on these egg-cellent options for celebrating Easter in Monterey Bay.



Carmel Mission Ranch's Easter Buffet Brunch, from 10am to 2pm, is another great option featuring carving and hot stations, salad, fruits and deserts. $62 for adults and $28 for children (5-10).

Carmel Valley

Celebrate the arrival of spring with a delicious grand buffet at Bernardus Lodge. Traditional brunch favorites will be paired with Chef Christian’s signature cuisine to include an array of fresh organic salads, grilled vegetables, naturally raised meats, cedar plank salmon, west coast oysters, farmhouse cheeses, fresh fruit tarts and more. A children’s Easter Egg Hunt will be hosted at 11:30am and 2pm, and the Easter Bunny will be available for pictures throughout the afternoon. $150 for adults and $55 for children (5-12), plus tax & gratuity.

Come enjoy a lavish spring holiday buffet at Carmel Valley Ranch's signature Redwood & Oak Ballrooms at the Lodge from 11am to 3pm. Indulge in breakfast favorites, brunch bites, and desserts along with live music and activities for kids such as face painting and balloon art. $99 for adults, $25 for children.


Celebrate Easter Sunday with your family and friends inside the hotel's grand Ballroom at the Portola Hotel & Spa from 10am to 2pm. Brunch buffet includes Classic Eggs Benedict, Cinnamon Swirl French Toast Bake with Sabayon & Fresh Spring Berries, Corralitos Breakfast Sausages & Applewood Smoked Bacon, and a carving station featuring Maple Glazed Pit Ham and Harris Ranch Striploin with Boursin Aioli & Brioche Rolls. An Easter Egg Hunt for the children will take place at 10am and noon. Live piano played by David Conley from 11am to 2pm. $89.95 for adults, $74.95 for seniors (65+) and $45.95 for children (ages 12 & under).

Estéban Restaurant, located at the historic Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa, is offering ala carte Easter Brunch Breakfast from 10am to 2pm. Savor exquisite specials, including delicious farm-fresh Spanish spin on brunch classics.

If you're looking for an adult Easter egg hunt? Join the crew at Peter B’s, from 4pm to 6pm, as adults 21+ search for 250 Easter Eggs hidden around Peter B’s Brewpub. This yearly tradition includes 250 prizes, food and drink specials, happy hour, and outdoor games in Peter B’s Beer Garden.

Revel in Great Easter Foods and Amazing Views of the Ocean

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa Easter Brunch Buffet in Monterey Bay Ballroom is from 10am to 3pm. Food stations include seafood, omelets, sushi, waffles, roasted prime rib, desserts and more. $67 for adults (12+), $28 for children under 11, and free for children 5 and under. (Not Confirmed)

Celebrate and enjoy the best of a traditional Easter Brunch overlooking the beautiful Monterey Bay from Monterey Mariott's iconic Ferrantes Bayview. Chef Josh Silva-Arias and his team invite you and your family to experience a feast of classic and seasonal dishes with a variety of delectable desserts to include: House-made Crab Cakes and Eggs Benedict Station, Seafood Display, Honey-Butter Baked Ham, Baked Dijon Salmon, Feta & Pesto Stuffed Chicken Breast, Four-Cheese Scalloped Potatoes, Easter Cross Buns & Lemon Curd and much more!  $85 for adults (13+) $40 for children (5-12). Includes up to two hours of complimentary valet parking


If you feel dining across fabulous golf course views, Seaside's Bayonet and Black Horse Easter Buffet, from 11am to 4pm, is your best option. Buffet includes a build-your-own-omelet station, penne alfredo with shrimp, chicken marsala, pan-fried salmon and more. Children can enjoy Easter Bunny's visit is from 11am to 3pm and join the Easter Egg hunt at 12pm or 2pm. $44.95 for adults (13+), $20.95 for children (5-12), and free for children four and under.


Easter in Monterey doesn't have to be an expensive affair. There are numerous free or cheap Monterey events on Easter.

Monterey's Bunny Hop Photo Op will take place at Colton Hall Lawn in downtown Monterey. It will be decked out for the perfect photo op and includes face painting, games and activities. Bunny Hop Photo Op is by appointment only, from 10am-1:30pm. $10 per child includes two dozen pre-filled eggs, a Spring plush toy and an opportunity to snap a photo with Peter Cottontail. *this is not an egg hunt. 

Children 12 and under are invited to hop over Del Monte Shopping Center and collect eggs from participating merchants from 11am to 12pm. Photo ops from 11am to 3pm. Register near guest services in Macy's courtyard to receive your scavenger map to collect eggs!

If you want free Easter fun, stop by Pacific Grove Golf Links in scenic Pacific Grove on Sunday, April 2 from 8:30am to 10:30am. This acclaimed golf course organizes an amazing Easter egg hunt that also happens to be 100 percent free. Children are sure to have a blast with face painting, balloon animals and meet the Easter Bunny! This hunt will give them the chance to enthusiastically look for countless beautiful eggs all over the vast course!

Carmel Host Lions Club hosts Breakfast with the Bunny in Devendorf Park in Carmel-by-the-Sea. The party is not an egg hunt, but a morning feast, games and other fun holiday-inspired activities for adults and children, alike. Visit the Easter Bunny, have your face painted and otherwise celebrate spring's arrival in the city's beautiful downtown park.

Explore All of Your Choices Carefully

In conclusion, Easter brunches and activities in the Monterey area offer a variety of options for families and individuals to celebrate the holiday. From grand buffets with delicious food and live music to more casual egg hunts and photo ops, there is something for everyone.

Whether you choose to indulge in a lavish feast or enjoy a simple and affordable activity, these events provide an opportunity to create lasting memories with loved ones. Regardless of your preference, the festivities and beautiful scenery of the Monterey Bay area are sure to make for a memorable Easter celebration.

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