The Flower Fields
March 15, 2017
I am SO excited to write this post because the Flower Fields are an attraction in Carlsbad, CA that I just discovered this year. I’m sure you’ve heard of the famous Tulip Festival in Denmark, or the Lavender Fields in France, but did you know every year mother nature welcomes Spring to San Diego county with 50 acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers?
These flowers make up The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch, and they are SO colorful, and SO beautiful. Today’s post is going to tell you everything you need to know to visit this stunning part of Southern California.
Where are the Flower Fields?
The Flower Fields are located in Carlsbad, California at Carlsbad Ranch, which is located at 5704 Paseo del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008. Carlsbad is about a 1 hour and 15 minute drive north of San Diego, or about 2 1/2 hours south of Los Angeles.
When can I visit?
The Flower Fields are open from March 1st- May 14th. They say the best time to visit is from the middle of March to the middle of April. This year they expect to the first week of April to be the best time to see the flowers in full bloom. It is suggested to go earlier if you want to beat the crowds. If you check the Flower Field’s Instagram page you can see updates on when to visit. (IG- @the_flower_fields)
The entrance to the Flower Fields
How Much Does it Cost?
Tickets to the Flower Fields are $14 for adults and $7 for children under 10. You can also buy a season pass for $30. Parking is free. Not a bad deal if you ask me!
What else can I do at the Fields?
The Flower Fields are fun for the whole family. In addition to being surrounded by a sea of beauty, there are tractor rides for $5, food and drinks for purchase, and mining and a maze for kids. You are also allowed to bring in food for a picnic so pack accordingly! Just be aware, no alcohol is allowed.
Anything else I should know?
Yes! Bring a camera because this place is too pretty not to photograph. Also, know they do not allow pets unless they are registered service animals. I’d also suggest bringing sunglasses and a jacket. The fields are close to the coast and when the marine layer rolls in it can get quite chilly!