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The Flower Fields

A trip to sunny Southern California is something for travelers from across the map to look forward to. If your travels happen to bring you within easy reach of Carlsbad, you’ll find you can infuse color, flavor, and fun into your stay with a stop at The Flower Fields in San Diego. This iconic destination is a wonderful place to connect with nature, spend time with family and friends, and of course, capture some stunning photos too!

A Natural Display of Beauty That’s One-of-a-Kind

The Flowers Fields is found at 5704 Paseo Del Norte in Carlsbad on a ranch that sprawls across 55 acres of scenic terrain. It’s open annually between March 1st and Mother’s Day and has been thrilling visitors for over 60 years. Today, it’s still a top destination for those who are looking to see the rolling hills of North San Diego County completely transformed with blooms. Here, Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers find their stride for six to eight weeks at a time bringing the entire field to life in vibrant hues. It’s not only a great way to welcome spring, but it’s an inspiring stop that’s filled with rich local heritage as well. The Flower Fields is open from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm daily during its operating season giving guests plenty of time to enjoy and explore their surroundings.

Activities to Enjoy On-Site Beyond the Flowers

While the flowers alone are enough to please many visitors heading to The Flower Field in San Diego, there’s much more to enjoy at this stop beyond the gorgeous blooms. There are tractor-wagon rides to enjoy on-site that give you a great way to get a comprehensive view of all the colors available to admire. Wagon tours are $8 for adults and $4 for kids ages 3 to 10 and tickets can be purchased upon arrival. If you’re artistically inspired, be sure to head over to the Artist Gardens & Bird Aviaries where you can pick up ideas for your home gardening techniques and enjoy bird songs along the way. There’s a Cymbidium Orchid greenhouse to explore at The Flower Fields and options to try your hand at mining gemstones at the Carlsbad Mining Company station. The Historic Poinsettia display is sure to delight while little ones with extra energy to burn can do exactly that at Santa’s Playground which hosts a playhouse, giant mushrooms, a doll house and more! Try your navigational skills in the Sweet Pea Maze before heading over to the Demonstration Garden. There’s also an illusion garden on-site as well as a butterfly garden and a “pothead” garden where 15 concrete busts overflowing with flowers are waiting to be admired.

On-Site Bites

When admiring flowers and making the most of the on-site attractions leaves you with an appetite, there are plenty of places to curb a craving or two. The Pizza Trolley serves up authentic artisan pizzas and fresh salads while Sweet Swirls Ice Cream is the place to be if you have a sweet tooth to satisfy. Of course, the strawberry shakes from the Strawberry Shack are just as appealing while Kettle Kernels Popcorn serves up bags of kettle corn that you won’t want to miss. There’s a Taco Trolley to try out as well as a cotton candy stand, coffee house, and a lemonade stand which is particularly wonderful on hot California afternoons.

Book Your Stay Today

When you can’t wait to enjoy a trip to San Diego, the team at Vacation Rentals by Kimberly can help you elevate your stay in luxury and style with our gorgeous rental properties to pick from. Reach out today to learn more about our exciting and inviting options and to start planning!


  • Can my dog visit The Flower Fields with me?

    In order to maintain a peaceful environment and ensure the safety of all guests on-site, pets are not permitted at The Flower Fields. The only exception would be guests who are traveling with a service animal that qualifies under the ADA and has been trained to provide a service related to an owner’s disability.

  • Are the fields open even if it rains?

    Yes! The Flower Fields are still open to the public to view and enjoy when the weather is rainy. As long as the pathways remain safe for our visitors to wander, we want everyone to make the most of the experience rain or shine. If you’re unsure if weather conditions will affect our opening hours, don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our team members.

  • Can I buy my ticket when I arrive at The Flower Fields?

    No. Tickets to The Flower Fields need to be purchased online before you arrive. We don’t sell tickets to guests on-site. It’s also important to note that when you do purchase a ticket online your entrance is specific to that date and arrival time.

  • What happens if I have to cancel my vacation rental stay?

    At Vacation Rentals by Kimberly, we know that life happens. There typically isn’t an issue if you cancel your stay prior to 60 days before you arrive. Our team will work with you to figure out the best solution. After the 60-day mark, we no longer provide refunds.

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