Are you starting to freak out about not having made plans this year for Easter in Sacramento? April 16th is just around the corner, and it’s time to lock in your schedule for Sunday. Having been part of the local community for years, we have a few ideas for ways to spend Easter. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite ways to spend the holiday, complete with train rides, cruises, egg hunts, and more. Check out or list of 7 ways to spend Easter in Sacramento for 2017.

  1. Easter Egg Express

The Easter Egg Express is part of the Sacramento RiverTrain, and it made first on our list for good reason. Not only do you get to ride on a train for 2 hours, but your kids will also get to hunt for eggs and say hello to the Easter bunny himself. Tickets come in varying prices, and some include refreshments and appetizers. Meals don’t come as part of the ticket price, but are offered on the train for additional purchase.

When: Saturday, April 15th, 10:00 and 2:00

Where: 400 N. Harbor Blvd, West Sacramento, CA 95605

Price: See website

  1. Underwater Easter Egg Hunt

Tired of watching your kids hunt for eggs in the usual hiding places? Then you’ll definitely want to check this one out. The Fruitridge Aquatic Center is hosting an underwater Easter Egg hunt! Kids earn prizes for different eggs they find, and can also participate in open swim after the egg hunt to work off all that Easter candy they’ve eaten. This is a great way to do something more unique for Easter in 2017, and it’s also friendly for your budget.

When: Saturday, April 15th, 1:00-3:00

Where: Fruitridge Aquatic Center, 4000 Fruitridge Road, Sacramento, CA 95823

Price: $3 per child

  1. Easter River Cruise

The Easter River Cruise, hosted by Hornblower Cruises and Events, takes place on Easter Sunday proper. Want something that is relaxing, enriching, but also fun? The river cruise is a blend of history and holiday, giving your family a chance to hang with the Easter bunny while also learning a little bit about the history of their hometown. Book your tickets early! Cruise lasts for one hour.

When: Sunday, April 16th, 1:30, 3, or 4:30 pm

Where: 1206 Front Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Price: $20 per person

  1. Spring Celebration

The Spring Celebration will have music, dancing, face painting, and other fun family-friendly crafts to complete your Egg hunt collection in bucket during Easter Egg Express, a Sacramento, CA outdoor adventure. Easter festivities. There will also be an Easter egg hunt for kids 12 or younger, so come prepared with your egg baskets!

When: Saturday, April 15th, 10:00-12:00

Where: Recreation Center, 2801 Jefferson Blvd, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Price: Free

  1. Eggstravaganza at Fairytale Town

Fairytale Town is a place of magic – and it’s no different for the 2017 Eggstravaganza. There will be various areas set up where kids can collect eggs, and then turn them in for special prizes. The more eggs you collect, the more prizes to unlock. There will also be a perforpace of Bunny Boot Camp, with tickets just $1-2 each. Oh, and don’t forget to say hi to Peter Cottontail! He might even let you take a picture with him.

When: Saturday, April 15th – Sunday, April 16th

Where: Fairytale Town, 3901 Land Park Drive, Sacramento, CA 95822

Price: $7 per person (free for children 1 or younger

  1. Breakfast with the Bunny

Easter isn’t just about looking for eggs and eating candy – it’s also about eating pancakes, of course! The annual Elk Grove Breakfast with the Bunny celebration is a perfect way to start Easter weekend off with a bang. Enjoy pancakes and lots of syrup, followed by games and other planned activities. Come celebrate spring and enjoy plenty of family photo opportunities.

When: Saturday, April 15th, 8:00-11:00

Where: Elk Grove Regional Park, 9950 Elk Grove Florin Rd, Elk Grove, CA 95624

Price: $5 per person in advance, $7 per person at the door ($1 for children under 2)

  1. Catch an Easter Brunch

If you don’t want to cook on Easter, then fear not – you don’t have to. There are plenty of places in Sacramento that offer hearty (and affordable) Easter brunch options. Here are just a few of our favorite spots that are offering Easter brunch in Sacramento for 2017: