Spring, and Easter, are just around the corner. If you’re looking to take a break with friends or family this year, Florida offers a breath of fresh Gulf air and a unique locale. There are a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, including Easter celebrations, for you to enjoy. Ask about pet-friendly rentals so your furry friend can celebrate a Florida Keys Easter along with you!
Florida Keys Easter Services
There are several churches in the keys and the surrounding areas. Many will be holding special Easter services, including sunrise services, to mark the day. Contact your choice of church and inquire about dates, times, and locations for services.
Whether you attend church services or not, a traditional Florida Keys Easter celebration is brunch. Select restaurants in and around the keys will be serving the traditional Easter meal of ham and all the fixings that go with it. Contact your restaurant of choice and ask about reservations, as well as the availability of pick up or delivery if you don’t want to brave the crowds.
Easter Egg Hunts
Families with kids will love participating in one of the annual Easter Egg Hunts happening in and around the keys. Depending on exactly where throughout the keys you choose to stay there will likely be an Easter Egg Hunt available for your little ones to join in on! Easter wouldn’t be Easter without an egg hunt. There are also a variety of Easter Egg Hunts available on the days and weeks leading up to Easter weekend so you can bring your kids along for the fun even if you aren’t here on Easter day but still want to be a part of the festivities!
Visits with the Easter Bunny
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to take your kiddos to see the Easter Bunny during your stay here in in the keys, especially if you’re in Sarasota! The Mall at University Town Center will be having the Easter Bunny to take pictures with all the kids who come by to see him from March 18th through April 17th. The Mall at University Town Center is also setting up a three-dimensional, to-scale Easter Village that the Easter Bunny will be located in so not only will your kids get a cute picture with the Easter Bunny but also surrounded by a sweet Florida Keys Easter wonderland!
Myakka River State Park
Wander 37,000 acres of Sarasota prairies, wild wetlands, and gorgeous pinelands and enjoy a variety of activities, at one of the largest state parks in Florida! Anglers will want to bring their gear and spend some time along the Myakka River. For those looking for an adventure, can try horseback riding, boat tours, bicycling, hiking and more! There is a lot of wildlife in the area so many people come to the Myakka River State Park just to bird watch or spend time wildlife viewing. If you’re looking for a really unique experience, then try going geo-seeking! The Myakka River State Park is an excellent place for first time geo-seekers looking to learn or experienced geo-seekers. You can also go camping on one of the state park campsites and enjoy this state park for a few days.
Big Cat Habitat & Gulf Coast Sanctuary
Take a walk on the wild side this Easter and visit with more than just a cuddly bunny. The sanctuary is an ever grown large-animal rescue and is the permanent home to dozens of exotic animals. See residents like a white Bengal tiger, ligers, an arctic wolf hybrid, lions, lemurs, various primates, and more. For everyone from our littlest guests to our guests young at heart, there’s a petting zoo where everyone can pet goats and their kids (baby goats). The Big Cat Habitat & Gulf Coast Sanctuary is a non-profit and all income generated by admissions goes toward feeding all of the animals.
Easter Vacation in Florida
When you book an Easter getaway with Rent the Keys, you won’t be short on amazing activities to fill your time. Enjoy the water, lounge around your rental, or enjoy the myriad of other activities available to help build a Florida Keys vacation that is uniquely yours with memories to last a lifetime. For an intimate stay, choose a one-bedroom unit. Bring all of your loved ones and book a four-bedroom unit so everyone can enjoy a Florida Keys retreat. Savor the taste of home when you prepare a home-cooked meal in the unit’s fully equipped kitchen. Enjoy spacious living areas and private outdoor spaces like patios and balconies. Unwind in your own private bedroom or set out popcorn and snacks and gather together for your favorite TV show or movie. Opt for a premium unit for perks like stainless steel appliances, plush furnishings, and more!
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If you’re hoping to spend some time in the warmer springtime climates of Florida and its many beaches, and Easter in the Florida Keys is just what you need to relax and de-stress. The keys celebrate the season and the day in a myriad of ways, from Easter egg hunts for the kids to oceanside sunrise services, your Easter plans can be fulfilled while on vacation. Don’t forget to add in some year-round island activities as part of your adventure.
Paradise Boat Tours
Based in Bradenton Beach, Paradise Boat Tours offers fully narrated, 90-minute tours of the intercoastal waterways anytime of the year. Learn about the area around your chosen destination and keep your eyes open for local sea life including dolphins, manatees, rays, and more! If you have a large group, or just want the privacy and safety of a being around people you know, book a private tour. Bring your own picnic lunch or dinner, as well as alcoholic beverages of your choice, for an experience that is truly uniquely yours.
There are some places that a motor vehicle just can’t get to, especially on a small island. Gather your group and rent some bicycles or set out on foot on the many walking and biking trails that let you see the sights of the Florida Keys you won’t see from the seat of your rental car. You will find a bike to fit the needs of each family member at most rental locations. You can rent all types of bikes, including single-seat bikes with or without gears (also known as cruisers), adult-size tricycles for added balance and basket space for all your beach gear our souvenirs, a bicycle built for two, and even children’s bikes or adult bikes with baby seats. Make sure to ask about complimentary locks and baskets and safety gear like lights and helmets when booking. Some companies will even deliver to your accommodations.
Sunrise Easter Service
If you are looking for an island spin on the traditional Easter church service, wake up early and head to Manatee County Beach on Anna Maria Island. Service starts at 6:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday. Dress in your weather-appropriate Easter best and make sure to grab some beach chairs or other seating before you go. All six island churches participate, and more information can be obtained through any of them prior to the event. There are also indoor services available at each church.
If you don’t want to create an elaborate Easter brunch or dinner while on vacation, check out the island restaurants for special Easter brunch or dinner offerings. Mouth-watering meals prepared by the island’s greatest chefs await. Some restaurants even host events like an Easter egg hunt. Ask about reservations and dietary restrictions like gluten-free as these special holiday meals may have limited offerings.
Anna Maria Island Historical Museum
When on vacation, history and education isn’t always the first thing on many peoples’ minds. But if you chose Anna Maria Island for your Florida Keys getaway and you want to take some time to learn about where you’ve chosen to stay, head over to the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum. The museum is loaded with history and treasures from the locale’s past. You can visit the old city jail, now a hopping Anna Maria tourist spot, but previously it was the actual formal city jail that had been in use until the 1940s. You’ll also learn about Hollywood movies shot in the area, like Palmetto and The Perfect Storm, and even early life on the island that dates all the way back to evidence of Native American cultures as early as 700 AD.
Easter Escape in Florida
When you book a getaway to the Florida Keys, you won’t be short on fun every day and Easter activities to fill your time. With experiences like a delicious Easter meal, private cruise, and more, you’ll be able to build an Easter getaway that’s perfect for you and your group. Relax and unwind in a private vacation rental by RentTheKeys. For home-cooked meals during your stay, you’ll love our units’ fully equipped kitchens, many with stainless steel appliances. Enjoy the meal on your own private deck or balcony as you gaze out at the expanse of ocean and beach. Relax in a private bedroom or a spacious living area that provides room for everyone. Choose a premium unit for perks like a fireplace, double ovens, flat screen TVs, and so much more. For a romantic Easter respite with your sweetest, choose an intimate one-bedroom. If you’re planning an Easter reunion for the whole family, Rent the Keys has units up to six bedrooms so everyone can stay and play together
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