Those who live in or around the Greater Los Angeles area, and those who are in town for a visit, have no shortage of things to do for the Easter holiday.

Take your family, friends or significant other to one of these events and enjoy a memorable Easter.

The Bunny Spring Fling

Head to the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens for the Bunny Spring Fling. It all goes down from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Easter weekend (Friday to Sunday) at 5333 Zoo Drive in Griffith Park. This Easter event has a little of everything for people of all ages. Adults and kids can create their own crafts, enjoy live music performances, pet bunnies and enjoy the fresh spring air. If you have little ones, they will jump at the chance to make their own colorful bunny ears at this special Easter event. They can even have their picture taken with Big Bunny and an array of other cartoon characters. (Related: Things to Do in LA County This Summer)

The Hornblower Cruise Easter Champagne Brunch

Celebrate the holiday with an elaborate two-hour brunch buffet on a Hornblower cruise. The ship departs at 9:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Easter Sunday from 13755 Fifi Way, Marina Del Rey. The event features an abundance of champagne, live music, photos with the Easter Bunny and plenty more. 

The Los Angeles Easter Fest

Take your crew to LA’s Easter Fest, to take place from 2 to 5 p.m. Easter Sunday at Grand Hope Park. Participants enjoy Easter-oriented crafts, arts, games, races, face painting, food and drink. There is even an Easter egg hunt to boot. Admission is $5 a person, $20 for families and free for kids 2 years of age and younger.

Sunrise Service Aboard the Battleship Iowa

The battleship USS Iowa, berthed at 250 S. Harbor Blvd. in San Pedro, will host a non-denominational Easter service at 6 a.m. Easter Sunday. Boarding commences at 5:30 a.m. Be sure to don closed flat shoes so you can properly navigate this amazing battleship. 

The Blessing of the Animals

Wouldn’t it be cool to check out a procession of decorated animals moving past a priest while he provides an Easter blessing? You can see it happen from noon until 5 p.m. Saturday during Easter weekend at El Pueblo Historic Park. This no-cost Easter event also includes a petting zoo and free pony rides for all attendees.

Whether you are a parent, a teen, college student or in your golden years, you will find something fun to do in Southern California in the spring.  Spend the holiday weekend outdoors at one of the aforementioned special events.  It will prove much more memorable than remaining indoors for another weekend in the house.  Bring along your camera, some sunscreen and your adventurous spirit. Let your inner child emerge as you celebrate the Easter holiday in and around Los Angeles.