The Easter Break can be a great time for a short break, so if you are dying to get away then these are the locations for you. Whether you are looking for an interesting city break or a relaxing beach break these are our favorite places to be at Easter.


Córdoba, Spain

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Home to Roman influences and local Spanish charisma; Córdoba makes the ideal Easter destination. While world-class attractions such as the Mezquita-Catedral and the Alcázar of the Christian Monarchs keep Córdoba firmly on the travel calendar year round, at Easter, this southern Spanish charmer is a must-visit destination. The squares are full of buzzing but relaxed banter, the streets are bright with whitewashed walls and the courtyards are overflowing with a blend of Middle East and Spanish design. But the highlight of visiting Córdoba in Easter is the patios.

With the scent of jasmine and orange blossom wafting in the air, strolling around the colourful streets and popping into the patios is the perfect way to earn that late afternoon glass of local sherry. In May, all the patios (around 50) are free to visit for the whole month for the annual patios festival. The opulent Palacio de Viana and it’s thirteen courtyards and patios is a winning spot in spring when plants are in full bloom and wine is flowing inside the classically designed palace.

There’s no shortage of stunning streets in the oldest centre of Córdoba, but Calleja de las Flores (The Alley of the Flowers) is up there with the best of them. This charming, flower-filled alleyway is especially attractive in spring when the geraniums hanging on the whitewashed walls burst with colour. With the courtyard festival, ancient Roman ruins, cool Spanish squares and some of the best tapas you’ll find anywhere – Córdoba is an ideal spring European destination.


Barbados

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Undoubtedly one of the best places to spend Easter with the family in Barbados; with friendly, traditional Christian culture, Mother’s day is a time of great celebration on the Caribbean island, and is incredibly popular at this time of year with British, American, and Canadian guests looking for a special Easter getaways. With many luxury beachfront villas large enough for the whole family, and staffed with chefs and butlers, Mum doesn’t have to lift a finger on her day of celebration.


Lake Austin Spa Resort

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This resort is located only 25 minutes from downtown Austin. It is a relaxing haven from daily stress and a place to head for a quick spa vacation pick me up. Each of the 40 guest cottages has 300-thread count Egyptian cotton sheets & down comforters, a Kohler Steeping/soaking tub, and wireless Internet access. Some of the cottages have gas-burning fireplaces, hot tubs, and private gardens. The LakeHouse features a menu of more than 100 body treatments and therapies, which are sure to relax even the most stressed-out guest. Three-day packages start around $1,280 per person for a three-night package. Most packages include a spa allowance that can be used for treatments at the LakeHouse spa.


Antigua

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Antigua is a great place to visit over Easter. Located in the Caribbean, Antigua is only a 5-hour flight away from mainland USA and about 8 hours from Europe, you’ll be relaxing in no time. With average temperatures of 29 degrees c (84 Fahrenheit), there’s plenty of opportunity to soak up the sun and unwind. And there’s plenty of places to do it as well because there are 365 gorgeous beaches (one for every day of the year). Going around Easter time means being able to take full advantage of some of the great yachting events.

If you time it right, you’ll be able to be there during the Antigua Classic Yacht regatta which normally occurs in Mid-April. There’s plenty of other things to do as well including Shirley Heights and Nelson’s Dockyard for culture lovers, Frigate Bird Sanctuary for those keen to see wildlife. For those with adventure in mind, there’s snorkelling at Sting Ray City, Ziplining adventures and a multitude of yachting and jeep tours. Antigua has a whole host of great places to stay as well. This includes Blue Waters which is a perfect family resort that has a multitude of activities for the whole family.


Germany

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Germany annually celebrates Easter and people around the country has marked this day to attend churches and gather. Due to the current virus outbreak, there are fewer chances of the event to be celebrated outside.


Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Spend your lovely Easter days peacefully near nature with blossoming colorful flowers and change your mood and attitude.


Antigua, Guatemala

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Antigua, Guatemala is the place to see Easter pagentry at its most colorful.. Throughout Lent but more so from Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday, processions weave through the streets of the lovely colonial city of Antigua. A float which may weigh up to 4 tons of mahogny is decorated with a Christ figure carrying the cross or entering paradise, is carried on the backs of 80 men dressed in purple robes. They walk the street, swaying to the music of a funeral band following behind, stepping over ‘carpets’ made of dyed sand or sawdust and other organic materials. At each corner of the procession route, the float is transfered to the sholders of 80 more men in purple. Antiguenos have celebrated this way for some 500 years. Antigua is located just one hour from the capital and main airport.


Branson area in Missouri

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Seville, Spain

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Join in the celebrations in this beautiful and majestic city, during, “Semana Santa” (Easter Week). The Easter processions take place all over the city, with people from all walks of life, flooding in costumes, as though the whole city is a stage production. In this corner of Southwest Europe, the city comes to a complete halt to celebrate this vibrant fiesta; where you can witness multiculturalism, through historic tradition, with the city and its inhabitants join in parades, dancing their way by reciting emotive saetas chants. You get to taste the best Iberian ham and wine, a churro and hot chocolate from amongst the various street vendors, present.


Malta

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Malta, one of the most religious Catholic countries, is an archipelago, consisting of three main islands, namely- Malta, Gazo and Comino; in the Mediterranian Sea. The holy week of Easter is marked by parades, processions, traditions and spiritual celebrations. The days of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday are of great significance to the Maltese people, who celebrate it with great compassion.

With celebrations all across Malta, Maundy Thursday is recognised for the tradition of visiting seven churches. On the day of Good Friday, biblical scenes are recreated by participants dressed in white robes and hoods, metal chains tied to their ankles, as they carry wooden crosses, amidst the parade. Easter Sunday is of great religious significance with people celebrating over lunch, drinks, traditional Easter dinners- consisting of lamb with potato and vegetables. Easter is a great opportunity to explore this beautiful country of Malta, sunk in celebrations with fascinating customs and rich culture.


Madrid

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In Madrid, Semana Santa (Holy Week) is celebrated with over 20 religious processions. It starts with Domingo de Ramos (Palm Sunday), when palm branches and laurels are purchased, in memory of Jesus. Then comes Jueves Santo or the Maundy Thursday, at the cathedral Colegiata de San Isidro: the religious statues of Virgin Maria Santisima de la Esperanza and Jesus del Gran Poder are brought out of the Gothic Cathedral by the Costaleros (usually the local people), who proudly carry the pasos on their shoulders. On the day of Viernes Santo (Good Friday), the Procession of Silence, takes place. On Easter Sunday, the traditional Tamborada del Domingo de Resurrección is held where drummers march and perform in Plaza Mayor.


Vatican City, Europe

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The Vatican City is the world’s smallest sovereign state and is situated entirely within the city of Rome. Vatican City is of particular significance when thousands of people gather to witness the ceremony held at St. Peter’s Basilica. While this is a wonderful time to experience the culture of the region, it becomes a magnet for tourism during Easter, so be prepared. The Vatican Museums has an astonishing collection of paintings by the likes of Raphael and Giotto in the Pinacoteca Vaticana.

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