If you’re visiting Carlsbad in the spring, the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch are uniquely San Diego, and a must-see attraction!
Each year, the huge fields fill with blooming flowers between March and May, with dozens of species on display including sweet peas, ecke poinsettias, giant tecolote ranunculuses, roses, petunias, and orchids. You can explore the fields by antique tractor wagon ride, traverse the sweet pea maze, pick fresh blueberries, visit the demonstration garden, sift for gemstones, and see an American flag made entirely of flowers.
Visiting the flower fields is a great family-friendly activity that also has educational demonstrations and films about water wise farming and flower varieties suitable for encouraging a love of sustainable gardening in young children. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast or you just want to see a truly breathtaking sight you won’t find anywhere else in the world, the Carlsbad Flower Fields are well worth a visit.
Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture some commemorative family photos or the perfect shot for Instagram!