This Is the Best City in America to Celebrate Easter

This Is the Best City in America to Celebrate Easter | Travel + Leisure

Easter is arriving on Sunday, April 1, and while families will be celebrating across America, some cities have more Easter festivities to offer than others.

Wallethub recently compared 100 cities across the U.S. to pinpoint which locations have the most to offer on the occasion.

The personal finance site looked at four categories to determine its results: the number of Easter observers, the Easter traditions available, the activities available for kids’ Easter celebrations (like Easter egg hunts), and the weather conditions during the holiday.

New York City came out as the top destination to celebrate the occasion, hosting the most brunch restaurants per capita, the most flower and gift shops per capita, and the most candy and chocolate stores per capita.

This Is the Best City in America to Celebrate Easter | Travel + Leisure
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 16: Regina Scotti (L), Stephanie Schade, Julia Scotti and Laura Schade take part in the Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue at St Patrick’s Cathedral on April 16, 2017 in New York City, USA. (Photo by Sean Drakes/LatinContent/Getty Images)


The city also ranked in fifth place when it came to the number of Easter egg hunts held per capita, with St Louis, Missouri and Chicago, Illinois following behind as the second and third best cities for Easter celebrations.

Besides its array of stores and dining options, New York City is home to Easter celebrations like the Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival, a tradition dating back to the 1870s in which parade marchers don bonnets and march down Fifth Avenue.

You’ll find an array of people dressed in their most outlandish hats for the event, with anyone wearing a bonnet welcome to take part.

The city is also known for restaurants hosting celebratory Easter brunches, with this year’s selections including everything from rhubarb muffins and eggs Benedict with lobster at Kingsley to sliced apricot-glazed ham and brioche French toast at the Palm Court at The Plaza.

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