Did you know that almost 75 percent of all cut flowers sold in the United States are grown in California? You can tour some of these fields, including The Flower Fields- 50-acres of ranunculus flowers in a rainbow of colors with views of the Pacific Ocean in the background. So if you are looking for things to do in southern California in spring, head to The Flower Fields. You will be surrounded by beauty, can get some amazing family pictures, and will most likely learn something.
My mother and I are crazy about flowers, so we knew that we wanted to visit when we heard about The Flower Fields. We visited on a sunny spring day. We arrived at our ticketed time and spent about 4 hours walking around the fields and taking pictures.
How Can I Visit The Flower Fields?
The fields are in Carlsbad in northern (North County) San Diego county. It is also not a bad drive from Orange County. This year you must pre-buy your tickets online. Your ticket will give you a time to come; then you can stay for the rest of the day.
What Will I Find at The Flower Fields?
You can walk around and between the fields, but not in them. There are social media areas where you can walk slightly into the fields to get great pictures, like my family picture. There are also gardens with other flowers, an orchid display, a sweet pea maze, interesting birds, and educational areas. There are food trucks and a store on the property. They also have pick-your-own blueberry fields.
I had recently gotten a Lensball for a gift, so this was a perfect time to try my new photography toy out.
The fields are working cut flower fields, so you can watch the flowers being collected.
What Time of Year Can I Visit The Flower Fields?
The fields are open from March 1- May 9, 2021. They plant the flowers in October, but they don’t bloom until spring.
Do I Have To Walk the Whole Property?
We wanted to get some exercise, so we were happy to take a long walk all around the property. If you aren’t up for that, there are fields close to the entrance. You can also pay an additional fee to take a narrated historic tractor tour around the fields.
Visit The Flower Fields website for more information.
Have you been to these fields? What are your favorite flower fields around the world? If you would like to read more about amazing flower fields worldwide, check out Flower Fields in New England and A Spring Visit to Amsterdam.