Easter - Egg Hunts, Brunches and More!

Easter is this weekend, and SocialMiami has put together some ideas for you to share the holiday with your family and friends.

A Mega Egga Hunt at Jungle Island

Friday - Sunday, March 25 - 27
from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Get egg-static about Easter and hop over to Jungle Island for their Mega Egga Hunt!, a delightful tradition and holiday event. There will be three days of continuous egg hunts, acres of bounce houses, rides, arts & crafts, music and special appearances by the Easter Bunny. Bring your Easter basket - or purchase one at at Jungle Island's gift shop. It's all free with Park admission. Discount coupons offering $6 off admission are available at any Publix or Pet Supermarket, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters. The park is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island, Miami
305-400-7000
www.JungleIsland.com/MegaEggaHunt


Easter Brunch at Blue Matisse Restaurant

Easter Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Celebrate Easter at Blue Matisse Restaurant, the newest destination in Doral, for an amazing array of breakfast and brunch specialties. The whole family will enjoy an eggs-ordinary good time with a terrific Easter Brunch, a DJ serving up great music, an Easter Egg Hunt, appearances by the Easter Bunny and a Toys "R" Us gift card for the winner of the Easter Egg Hunt. Costs are $38 for adults and $20 for children 6 to 12 years (free for kids 5 and under).

Blue Matisse Restaurant & NAU Lounge
2505 N,W, 87th Avenue, Doral
305-468-1392
http://www.opentable.com/blue-matisse-intercontinental-at-doral-miami


BunnyPalooza at Miami Seaquarium

Friday - Sunday, March 25 - 27
from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The penguins have taken over, and BunnyPalooza is now Penguin-Palooza! And it’s more fun than ever spending Easter at Miami Seaquarium. With South Florida’s largest Easter Parade and three penguin-perfect days of continuous egg hunts, five acres of rides and bounce houses and visits from the Easter Bunny, “Penguin-Palooza” is packed with tons of kid-friendly fun. The daily Easter Parade will start at 12:30 p.m. complete with floats, bands, strolling performers, costumed characters and, of course, the Easter Bunny. The park’s new ‘Penguin Isle,’ home to ten endangered African penguins, will add to your Easter excitement. Admission is $44.99 for general admission and $34.99 for children 3 to 9 years.

Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami
www.miamiseaquarium.com/Easter


Easter Brunch at Thyme in the Carillon Miami Beach

Easter Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Thyme at the Carillon is offering an elegant buffet for Easter and a free morning Easter Egg Hunt for the kids - ages 4 and under at 11 a.m. and ages 5 to 10 at 11:30. Then enjoy an expansive raw bar with Avruga Caviar and Fanny Bay Oysters, an assortment of spring-inspired salads, hot stations with organic grass-fed strip loin lamb chops and maple-glazed ham with a display of charcuterie & cheese and sushi. Seven dessert options available include homemade "Peeps." Cost is $95 and $35 for children 12 and under.

Thyme at the Carillon Miami Beach
6801 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
305-514-7474 Reservations

Easter Brunch at Oltremare Ristorante at Amara Cay

Easter Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

You'll find Italian-infused cuisine with a tropical twist at Oltremare Ristorante at Amara Cay Resort. Savor the flavor of the Florida Keys in a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere. Executive Chef Dario Olivera has created a four-course, prix-fixe menu for Easter, starting with conch escabeche along with tostones and a special island sauce. Select a delectable second course, and for the main course choose between rack of lamb, grilled grouper or cedar key clam tagliatelle. A crisp turnover filled with fig and dates is the perfect combination of sweet and savory to end the meal. Brunch is $59 p/p plus tax and gratuity. A full a la carte menu will also be available.

Oltremare Ristorante
80001 Overseas Highway, Islamorado
305-664-0073
www.OltremareRistorante.com


Easter Brunch at Jungle Island

Easter Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Beefore you start your search for those pastel colored eggs, fuel up on Easter brunch favorites in Jungle Island's Treetop Ballroom. Brunch highlights will include traditional breakfast favorites, like baked Virginia ham and grilled salmon, accompanied by fresh salads, a “Little Hoppers” kids’ menu and decadent chocolate mousse cake and toasted coconut flan. The costs, which include park admission, the Mega Egga Hunt, brunch and taxes, are $69.95 for adults and $44.95 for children ages 3 to 10 years.

Jungle Island's Treetop Ballroom
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island, Miami
www.JungleIsland.com/MegaEggaHunt


Easter Brunch at The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour Miami

Easter Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Indulge in a sumptuous Easter Brunch for the whole family with delicious home-baked pastries and breads, seasonal roast vegetables, delectable desserts and more. Parents can partake in the DIY cocktail station while the little ones are searching high and low for the special golden egg in the Easter Egg Hunt and meeting the Easter Bunny. Cost is $95 p/p (half-price for children).

Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami
10205 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour
305-455-5400
www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/miami/bal-harbour


Easter Brunch at Perricone's

Easter Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Perricone's special Easter Brunch features an egg & omelet station, bacon and sausage, potatoes, smoked salmon and bagels, muffins and croissants, pancakes, fruit salad, carving station with turkey and honey-baked ham, salads, penne pasta, and a dessert station with home-baked cookies and brownies. Costs are $29.95 for adults and $12.95 for kids ages 5 to 12. Regular a la carte lunch menu available from 1 to 4 p.m. and dinner menu from 4 to 11 p.m.

Perricone's Marketplace & Cafe
15 S.E. 10th Street, Downtown Miami
305-374-9449