The Flower Fields

Written by K. Hart at www.casago.comn
The Flower Fields in bloom
The Flower Fields entrance
rows of blooming flowers
tractor ride at The Flower Fields


A wondrous 50-acre world aglow with colorful flowers from Asia Minor awaits at The Flower Fields. 

For over sixty years, this natural wonder has been a testament to Mother Nature's artistry. The rolling hills of North San Diego County are transformed into spectacular and coordinated displays of blossoms. 

The Flower Fields are located at Carlsbad Ranch, known for stunning coastal views and warm climate.

The 50-acre field is home to the beautiful ranunculus flowers, a species originating in Asia Minor. Over the decades, these fields have evolved from a private ranch into a popular tourist attraction, drawing visitors worldwide.

Each spring, the slopes burst into dazzling rainbow colors as the Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers bloom. The sight is breathtaking as these gorgeous flowers overlook the striking Carlsbad coastline. The spectacle is synonymous with the arrival of spring in the San Diego area.

Visitors to The Flower Fields can enjoy a relaxing tour through the radiant rows of flowers on the Wagon Tour, which offers a unique perspective of the fields and the surrounding landscape. 

The Flower Fields are open from March 1st through Mother's Day, making it a perfect springtime destination.

Fun Facts & Cool Features

One of the most remarkable features of The Flower Fields is its sheer size. Spanning over 50 acres, the fields are a sea of color, with different hues of blossoms stretching as far as the eye can see. 

This makes this attraction a great place to enjoy nature and a fantastic photography spot.

The Flower Fields are more than just a feast for the eyes. They also offer a range of activities for visitors of all ages. The Wagon Tour is a popular attraction, offering an additional dimension to the experience of visiting the fields. Adults and children can enjoy a leisurely ride through the radiant rows of flowers, taking in the sights and breathing fresh, floral air.

The Flower Fields also host various events throughout the spring season. These range from arts and crafts shows to musical performances, providing entertainment amidst the stunning backdrop of vibrant blossoms.

For those interested in the science behind the beauty, The Flower Fields is a working ranch, so visitors can learn about the cultivation and care of the facilities. Guests gain insights into the process that leads to the annual explosion of spring colors.

Visiting The Flower Fields on your North County San Diego vacation promises a unique, colorful, and unforgettable experience.

Getting There 

Below are directions to The Flower Fields from North County San Diego:

  • Start on I-5 S from your location in North County San Diego.
  • Take the Palomar Airport Rd exit in Carlsbad.
  • Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto Palomar Airport Rd.
  • Turn left onto Paseo del Norte.
  • Address: 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad.


Here is a breakdown of the ticket fees to visit The Flower Fields:

  • Adults: $20
  • Seniors 60+: $18
  • Children 3-10: $10
  • Children 2 & under: Free

Prices are subject to change; check their website for updates.

Local Tips

  • The best time to visit is in the morning when the flowers are vibrant, and the fields are less crowded.
  • Wear comfortable shoes as you'll be doing a lot of walking.
  • Pets are not allowed, except for service animals.
  • Check the event schedule on their website for special events and activities.
  • Plan to spend at least 2 hours enjoying the fields, the wagon ride, and other onsite attractions.


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