The Hunt For Easter Specials In Rancho Mirage

Easter is a great time to gather with friends and family to celebrate the holiday and welcome spring. Rancho Mirage restaurants and attractions provide many different options for enjoying a traditional Easter brunch and other holiday activities. Reservations are recommended.

Locations hosting Easter celebrations

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse-Rancho Mirage: This restaurant notes the best Easter eggs aren’t hidden, they are served here. “If the Easter Bunny wanted to delight grown-ups, he’d bring them Fleming’s Signature Eggs Benedict with bacon and blue cheese bloody Mary on the side.” The Easter prix fixe menu includes three courses ($49 for adults, $16 for children) and is served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition to eggs, entree choices include salmon Cobb salad, porcini-crusted filet mignon and cinnamon apple brioche French toast. The Easter dinner menu features tender filet mignon and buttery North Atlantic lobster tail as part of a three-course prix fixe menu for $50. A filet mignon paired with the colossal king crab is $59.

Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa: At BluEmber, the Easter brunch buffet is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ($69+tax for adults, $34+tax for children 6-12 years; 5 and under are complimentary). Among the numerous hot and cold offerings are choices such as panko-seared sea bass, grilled boneless chicken, smoked trout, crab legs, Pacific oysters on the half shell, chilled shrimp, waffles, omelets, and traditional eggs Benedict. The carving station includes pepper-crusted New York strip loin and rosemary roasted leg of lamb. Build your own salad and enjoy soup, bread, charcuterie, fruit, pastries and the cheese bar.

The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa: Enjoy a large Easter brunch buffet at Pinzimini Restaurant 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ($69+tax for adults, $28+tax for children 6-12 years; 5 and under are complimentary). Food stations include stir-fry, pasta and pastries. Assorted salads, artisan and domestic cheeses and oysters on the half shell are available. A large variety of omelets can be made to order with Egg Beaters, organic eggs or egg whites. Entrees include Dutch baby pancakes, blue crab Benedict, farm-raised salmon scaloppini, and roasted buttermilk marinated leg of lamb. Come early and kids can participate in the egg hunt, arts and crafts, and have photos taken with the Easter bunny starting at 9 a.m.

Wally’s Desert Turtle:  Owners Michael and Nicole invite visitors to celebrate the holiday, enjoy beautiful surroundings and dine on three delicious courses during Easter brunch or Easter dinner. The Easter prix fixe menu presented by Chef Pascal Lallemand includes appetizer, entrée, dessert and one glass of champagne, mimosa or juice. Among the entrée choices are eggs Benedict, French toast St. Croix, slow braised beef short rib, sugar-glazed Wisconsin ham, Chilean sea bass and seafood gnocchi au gratin. Brunch hours are 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. ($54 for adults, $27 for children under 12 years of age). The full dinner menu is served 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Make it a full Easter weekend

Living Desert Easter event: Take part in a holiday-inspired park-wide scavenger hunt at The Living Desert on Easter Saturday (March 31) 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Guests receive a map (or download the map via new mobile app at time of arrival) then hop through the park to answer questions and collect stickers at various locations. Redeem a completed map for a special prize. Other activities include games, a maze, crafts, face painting, keeper chats, animal encounters, the Wildlife Wonders Show and a rematch of the Tortoise and Hare race. Children can also have photos taken with the Easter Bunny. All activities are included with non-member paid admission and free for members. Parking is always free.

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway: Looking for a unique way to welcome Easter Sunday? Reserve a space in arguably one of the most breathtaking places to watch the sunrise: the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway’s Mountain Station at 8,516 feet. The first car departs at 5 a.m. and, beginning at 5:45 a.m., celebrate Easter Sunrise Service with songs of faith, hope and joy by the Abie & Bert Duo and service with Pastor Robert Sneed. Reduced tram round-trip fares in effect until 7:30 a.m.($15.50 for adults and seniors, $12.25 for children ages 3-10). Immediately following the program, breakfast will be served in Pines Café until 10 a.m. Special Ride ‘N’ Breakfast combination fares are available. Normal tram fares will be in effect after 7:30 a.m. Easter dinner in Pines Café served 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Bring together the whole family to celebrate. Hop right in to stay and enjoy all Rancho Mirage has to offer. Find a resort with all the amenities that fit your needs. Options include hotels and motels and fully-equipped villas big enough for your entire brood.