As spring unfurls its vibrant colors, a sense of renewal and celebration fills the air, casting a delightful charm over Howard County. Nestled between the bustling cities of Washington DC and Baltimore, this scenic locale offers sprawling landscapes, making it an ideal destination for families seeking the joy of egg hunts and a delectable brunch. But Howard County isn't just for the little ones – it's a haven for solo travelers seeking a tranquil escape amidst nature's embrace, with parks and serene waterside views to explore. Join us as we delve into the diverse celebrations, enchanting egg hunts, and enticing brunch offerings that await in Howard County.

Egg Hunts in Howard County, Maryland

Easter Egg Basket

Easter Egg Hunts in Howard County, Maryland

Clark's Elioak Farm: March 23-31, 2024 Egg Hunts Galore

Embrace the joy of egg hunting at Clark's Elioak Farm, where children of different ages can partake in the adventure of Egg Hunts Galore from March 23 to 31. With a variety of daily time slots, the $8 per person admission fee includes the egg hunt and access to the petting farm, rides, and play areas. Celebrate spring with a menagerie of animals, from bunnies and ducklings to new baby goats and ponies. The petting farm and rides will also be open on Monday, Apri 1, 2024.

Mary's Land Farm: 4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Join the festivities at Mary's Land Farm for a day of excitement, featuring a general Easter egg hunt, food trucks, photos with the Easter Bunny (bring your own camera), and more. Tickets for this rain-or-shine event start at $18 for children with one accompanying adult, and additional adult tickets are available. Explore Bunnyville, interact with farm animals, and enjoy live shows in the pavilion.

Kids Fest (2-12 years) - March 30, 2024 - 11 am to 2 pm

Have a blast with the family at the annual Kid's Fest, offering sports instruction, games, arts and crafts, and more at Meadowbrook Park in Ellicott City. See magician Ben Corey at 11 am, and participate in an Egg Hunt at 1:30 pm. Pre-register for $8 per child or pay $10 per child on-site. In case of inclement weather, a full refund will be issued. Don't miss captivating demonstrations and diverse food vendors offering tasty treats. Register with Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks.

Easter-Inspired Brunch in Howard County, Maryland

Easter Ham Dinner

Easter Meals in Howard County, Maryland

As the morning dawns, delight your taste buds with special brunch offerings at renowned Howard County restaurants:

  • Alexandra's Restaurant at Turf Valley Resort: Enjoy a sumptuous brunch with a diverse menu featuring breakfast favorites, savory lunch options, and delectable desserts. Reservations are required, with seatings from 10 am to 4 pm.
  • The Turn House: Overlooking Hobbit's Glen golf course, indulge in a delectable brunch featuring a crab cake sandwich and blueberry bread pudding.
  • The Food Market Columbia: Savor a lazy French toast, indulge in Duck & Waffles, or relish a Pulled Short Rib Benedict for an unforgettable brunch experience.
  • Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar: Indulge in Rabbit Food, Cinnamon and Sugar ice cream with an orange vanilla frosted rim rolled in cinnamon sugar in a custom Easter jar. Topped with a 2-layer carrot cake slice, orange whipped topping, cinnamon sugar mix, and a sugar carrot. Available March 18 - April 6th while supplies last daily.

Solo Travel and Relaxation

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The Swinging Bridge at Patapsco Valley State Park

While Howard County, Maryland thrives with family-friendly activities, it also provides a serene haven for solo travelers seeking a peaceful spring weekend retreat. Revel in the blossoms at Centennial Park and explore the serene waterside views at Lake Kittamaqundi. Go on an adventure with a hike to Cascade Falls and the Swinging Bridge at Patapsco Valley State Park. Enjoy the changing spring air at Western Regional Park. This soothing experience is perfect for all to enjoy.

Discover outdoor serenity at Howard County's renowned golf courses. From the challenging beauty of Waverly Woods Golf Club to the welcoming fairways of Fairway Hills Golf Club, find your swing in our lush greens. Whether you're a seasoned golfer or seeking tranquil open spaces, Howard County's golf experiences promise a perfect blend of outdoor bliss and solo relaxation.

Treat yourself to a spa day with The Bloom Treatment Series at THE Pearl Spa, designed to repair and replenish the body, mind, and spirit. Embark on an art stroll through historic Ellicott City, discovering vibrant murals along the way. Pause at Artists' Gallery to immerse yourself in the captivating "Upon Reflection" exhibition by Chris Rapa and Jing-Jy Chen, on display until March 31, 2024. Elevate your weekend to the pinnacle of pampering with an enriching cultural and artistic experience.

Why Book an Overnight Stay in Howard County

Extend your weekend experience with a comfortable overnight stay in Howard County. Our hotels offer cozy accommodations, with many offering complimentary breakfast, indoor pools, hot tubs, and accessible facilities. With bunnies, brunch, and more just around the corner, make the most of your spring getaway in Howard County.

Please note that details with the venues are subject to change, so we recommend checking with them directly for the most up-to-date information.