Mission Valley — Where life in San Diego begins and ends
There are 50 acres of blooming flowers overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Carlsbad, California. Known as the Carlsbad Flower Fields (or something just “the flower fields” to locals), they are located at 5704 Paseo Del Norte:
The Flower Fields have been in place for over sixty years in an annual rite of transforming the rolling hills into a spectacular and coordinated display of beauty through natural color. The main flower fields are filled with giant Tecolote ranunculus flowers.
Fields are open seven days a week, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Admission is $11 for adults, $10 for seniors age 60 and over, $6 for children age 3-10 (interesting that age 11 is considered an adult for admission purposes!), and children 2 and under are free. Season passes are available as well.
There are many activities other than just wandering around 50 acres of beautiful flowers. For example, there are antique tractor wagon rides around the fields (popular with children), and each Saturday and Sunday has a special event, such as Kids’ Day, Strawberry and Flower Fields Forever, Easter Sunrise Service, Bluegrass Day, Photography Workshop with Canon, Bonsai Show & Sale, and Mother’s Day.
Don’t miss the other exhibits, too, such as the Cymbodium Orchid Greenhouse, the Artist Gardens, the American Flag of Flowers, the Sweet Pea Maze (adults have fun in this one, too), Santa’s Playground, the Carlsbad Mining Company, and the Historic Poinsettia Display.
For more information, call 760-431-0352 or go online to the Carlsbad Flower Fields.