This Is the Best City in America to Celebrate Easter
You'll find everything from Easter brunches to quirky holiday-themed parades here.
Wallethub recently compared 100 cities across the country to find which have the most to offer for the occasion, basing the rankings on metrics that fell within four categories.
The personal finance site looked at the number of Easter observers, the Easter traditions available in each (including brunch restaurants per capita and the cost of a restaurant meal), kids' Easter activities (from Easter egg hunts per capita to acres of parkland per capita), and what the weather is like during Easter.
New York City ranked as the top city, thanks to hosting the most brunch restaurants per capita, the most candy and chocolate stores per capita, the most flower and gift shops per capita, and the most Easter egg hunt events per capita. New York City was followed by Chicago and Los Angeles in second and third place.
Brunch options abound in the city, featuring everything from lemon ricotta pancakes and Maine crab cakes at Jams at 1 Hotel Central Park to prime rib with spring onions and Swiss chard and asparagus with crispy brown egg and warm Talleggio cheese at the Osprey at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge.
New York City is also home to longstanding Easter celebrations like the Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival, with parade marchers adorned in bonnets as they march down Fifth Avenue to celebrate a tradition dating back to the 1870s.
There are also Easter egg hunts at locations that range from the Children's Museum of Manhattan to the NYC Fire Museum, while the Rockefeller Center also hosts a brunch package that includes ice skating with an Easter bunny and a three-course brunch.