Our Favorite Easter Vacation Destinations for 2016

By Chloe Stein

Easter is coming. Time to consume more than your fair share of Peeps and egg-shaped Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Oh yes, we know all your guilty Easter pleasures. With this holiday filled with chocolate bunnies and candy covered eggs just around the corner, we, too, are thinking about some indulging.

What are we craving this Easter 2016? We're thinking family-friendly getaways by way of riverside cabins in the mountains and tipis surrounded by surreal wildlife. Check out our favorite Easter vacation destinations for 2016 starting up in Northern California, heading down the western coast, and all the way over to South Carolina.

(Easter bunny not included.)

Family-Size Cottage with Trinity River Views in California

Are you and the family Northern California natives? In that case, spring may be just like any other day for you, but you'll still want to take advantage of that Nor-Cal weather from this cottage in Big Flat.

Have yet to explore the Trinity River? Lucky for you, this cottage is situated right alongside it—perfect for both the little adventurers and grown-up explorers in your family. This kid-friendly rental is spacious, tranquil, and just the Easter escape you and the little ones need.

Large, Open-Spaced Cabin near Joshua Tree National Park

Maybe you and the family tend to stick to your annual Yosemite getaway, but why not switch up spotting deer for exploring rugged rock structures and the surrounding desert?

Discover Joshua Tree National Park by staying at this fantastic open-spaced cabin. Relax on the spacious deck with a morning coffee, take advantage of the fireplace on chilly desert nights and, for the love of Joshua, you must enjoy that private, outdoor hot tub.

Charming Cabin Overlooking Lake Wapogasset in Amery, Wisconsin

If you're a Midwesterner at heart, you will find this cabin overlooking Lake Wapogasset as a prime Easter vacation destination, fit for friends, family, or just a getaway with your better half.

Inside will provide you with plenty of room for entertaining, a fully-equipped kitchen for...what is it we eat on Easter, again? Whatever traditions you have with your family, a stay here will be sure to offer you the perfect Easter, plus a few extra perks.

Solar-Powered Luxury Tipi in the Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina

Maybe you are the kind of family who camps to the beat of your own drum. Well, then, gather the troops and move to the grooves of this luxury tipi in Boone, North Carolina.

Staying here this spring means warm afternoons, hiking Blue Bear Mountain, nightly campfires, and even whitewater rafting. Perfect for a small family vacation, you will have cozy beds, additional roll-aways, and provided linens to sleep up to four happy glampers.

Want to see more Easter options? Look no further. For more on spring getaways, check out our blog post on the best East Coast road trips, perfect for a Spring Break escape, as well as our extra-favorite sites for Spring Break 2016.