Spring and Easter Adventure Ideas

With Valentines Day now behind us, we’re looking forward to warmer weather and spring holidays (Hello, First Day of Spring and Easter!). When we were stationed in DC, we tried every year to get into the White House Easter Egg Roll, but never won tickets through the lottery system. So we’ve compiled a short list of springtime adventures for you in SoCal that you can register for or buy tickets to now!

A floral arrangement with dahlias, peonies and rowan berries

San Clemente Springtime Eggstravaganza – Friday, March 23rd from 10am to 12pm, for ages 3 to 5. Spring crafts, egg coloring, an egg hunt and the Easter Bunny! Registration is now open, $15 per child.

Oceanside Annual Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, March 31st at 10am, no advanced registration required. Mance Buchanon Park. Bring your Easter Basket and hunt for special golden eggs with special prizes. There will also be a magic show and the Easter Bunny.

Carlsbad Flower Fields – Open March 1 to May 13, 2018. You might hear us talk about this a lot around here! 50 acres of extraordinary giant Tecolote Ranunculus overlooking the ocean. Special events are held throughout the season, including an American Flag designed out of flowers. Kids under 3 are free. A season pass can be purchased for $35 (adults) or $30 (children ages 3 to 10); one day tickets are $16 for adults and $8 for children 3 to 10.

An arrangement of several floral bouquets with colorful flowers in small vases and pots

And a bonus adventure just for our Milmoms: Flower Arranging!

Ikebana Japanese Flower Arranging – Thursdays at 1:30, from 3/8 to 4/19. Register online with the City of San Clemente for $70 (residents) or $73 (nonresidents). Grab a sitter and a friend or two, and treat yourself to this flower arranging course! Fresh flowers always brighten a home, and are an easy decoration when you’ve just PCSed. This is a gift that will keep giving!

Quick and Easy Flower Arranging at Carlsbad Flower Fields – Tuesday, March 27th at 1pm. Register online for $30. Learn how to create a hand tied bouquet of flowers for vases of any size. You will work with the Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers that are grown at The Flower Fields. Flowers also make a great gift for new neighbors, families who have just experienced a birth or a loss of a loved one, or a new Milspouse friend who’s dealing with deployment.

What are your favorite springtime and Easter activities where you’re stationed? Let us know in the comments!

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