One of the most popular spots in SoCal during Springtime is The Flower Fields at Carlsbad, CA. You do not want to miss out on seeing these massive fields of colorful flowers. It is an amazing sight to see! The Flower Fields are only open March 1st through May 9th this year and is by reservation only.
There are a couple of spots to visit at The Flower Fields. If you are here with young kids, we suggest that you visit the big fields of flowers first. This is the the main attraction and there is some walking involved to reach the far end of the field. You may want to make sure the little ones have energy for this first.
We recommend walking along the very top of the flower fields. It gives you a good perspective of the flowers and you can also see a glimpse of the ocean at the same time!
There are photo op spots set up for you to be right in the heart of the flowers to take a lovely picture with the family. You really can’t avoid beautiful pictures because there are blooming flowers everywhere.
For those of you who want to know what type of flower this is, it is the “Ranunculus”. Isn’t it beautiful!? The flower itself looks like a rose in some angles, (although it’s not) and the colors are so vibrant. While you’re at the Flower Fields, flower picking is not allowed (might need to give kids a heads up), but these flowers can be purchased in pots at the gift store on your way out.
When walking back from the fields of flowers towards the main entrance, make a quick swing into the Cymbidium Orchid Greenhouse to see the beautiful Orchids.
Right next to the orchids is the Sweet Pea Maze.
We absolutely loved this maze. You can actually take a while to get out of it if you take the wrong turn. For fun we split the family into two groups and took different paths at the beginning of the maze to see which group would come out first. We were laughing throughout our time there. It’s a great living maze among fragrant sweet pea blossoms. .
As you continue your path back to the entrance, you’ll pass the Rooster Garden and enter a picnic area. Right next to it is Santa’s Playground.
I would suggest visiting this playground last. It’s pretty fun and unique with all the wooden playhouses with slides. It’s totally cute and perfect for little kids. Your kids may not want to leave, so it would be good to see all the flower attractions first.
For those of you that want to minimize walking you can also take the Antique Tractor Wagon Tour option through The Flower Fields. It is handicapped accessible and includes an audio commentary of the history of The Flower Fields. While you’re at the Flower Fields, don’t miss the American Flag of flowers!
For more information visit their website at www.theflowerfields.com.