Posted on March 29, 2022
Easter weekend is fast approaching, only two weeks away from this Sunday. While you may be caught up in buying Easter bunnies and chocolate Easter eggs, have you considered a quick getaway using a timeshare over the weekend?
While the days around Easter Sunday are not considered a national holiday in the U.S. (as compared to 116 countries such as the U.K., Ireland, France and Australia) some states still observe holidays connected to Easter.
In all, 10 states observe Good Friday, the Friday before Easter, as a public holiday. These states are:
If you live in one of these states, congratulations and have fun during your long weekend. If you live in one of the other 40 states, fret not since you can still plan a getaway.
With Easter falling relatively late in the year this year, many families may have already taken their trips over Spring Break, but who said you can’t do both? And if you need a well-earned break, it’s a great time to do it, especially since it is considered a shoulder season on most timeshare calendars.
Points programs and timeshare exchange companies make this simple, since you can use points for short stay trips over long weekends. Many programs such as Wyndham offer timeshare resorts in drive-to destinations or even closer to home, such as Wyndham Resort at Fairfield Mountains or Wyndham Smoky Mountains for those Tar Heels or Tennesseans looking to enjoy their break.
While just about every community has Easter-themed activities over the weekend, there are some towns that hold special relevance for the holiday. Whether because of history or unique gatherings, these places are great options to enjoy a wonderful time away.
Known as the “Holy City” due to its number of churches and iconic steeples in the historic downtown district, Charleston has a great time over Easter. On Saturday, Eggstravaganza at Middleton Place sees children participate in an egg hunt where they can dye their eggs once they find them, plus have fun in the egg toss and egg rolling races. Enjoy the Easter Promenade down Broad and Meeting Streets in downtown or head out to one of the many Sunday brunches for terrific southern fare.
This fabulous gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains features a free ride on the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway on Easter Sunday morning to Ober Gatlinburg for a very special Easter Sunrise service. The Great Smoky Easter Arts and Crafts Show is held all weekend at no cost at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Features unique hand-made items and handcrafted work by demonstrating artisans from the local community as well as from across the country.
For those looking for a little respite in places like Nags Head, Kill Devils Hill, Kitty Hawk or Duck, this is a good time to visit. Average temps in mid-April range from the mid-60’s to 70, which makes it great for some fishing, sightseeing or seeing Corolla’s Wild Horses. Elizabethan Gardens on historic Roanoke Island hosts an Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday featuring a scavenger hunt, live music, coloring contests, local food, craft, and art vendors.