(Tips for visiting + Photos)
The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch date back to the 1920s, and is a working farm today. The fields stretch 55 acres, with 70 million blooming in every color imaginable.
The Carlsbad Flower Fields are open every year from the first of March until Mother's Day. I suggest visiting in the end of March and beginning of April, when the flowers are at peak bloom.
The Flower Fields are located in Carlsbad, California, 35 miles north of San Diego. It is also ideal for a day trip from Los Angeles and Orange County.
Admission is $22 for adults (10+), $12 for children 3-10, and $20 for seniors (65+). Tickets must be booked online in advance (linked here) - keep in mind that weekends sell out quickly!
What you see blooming at the Carlsbad Flower Fields are ranunculus flowers. The mild climate of Carlsbad creates the perfect growing conditions for them!
DO NOT walk into the fields or step on flowers. There are designated photo spots - be creative! Have your photographer stand behind the flowers and shoot from a low angle for the effect of being in the fields.
While the flowers are the main draw, there are activities at the fields, including a sweet pea maze, U-Pick blueberries, and tractor rides. There are also special events.