Carlsbad Flower Fields are easy to spot as you travel along the San Diego freeway. The flowers have been blooming in the hills above the Pacific ocean for nearly fifty years.This year the flower fields will be open for public viewing from March 1 through Mother’s Day each year.
At one time the fields were out in the middle of nowhere, today development has surrounded the colorful display. Visitors are able walk the fields and get up close to this colorful display of blooming flowers.
The flower fields do charge admission but if you are on a tight budget or just stopping by on your way to Legoland its possible to view this amazing display of flowers for free.
Visitors who do decide to pay the admission fee get a close up view of the flowers on foot or can take the tractor tour of the fields. First time visitors will probably choose this option.
Highlights of the Carlsbad Flower Fields include Miniature Rose Garden, Sweet Pea Maze, the American Flag of Flowers,1,500 square foot Poinsettia Display and acres of beautiful flowers.
If you would like to see the flower fields but don’t want to spend $12.00 and fight for a parking spot its very easy to do. In fact the view from Amada Drive is almost as impressive as walking through the fields.
No entrance fee, plenty of parking and even some benches to sit on. Amada Drive runs directly behind the Carlsbad Flower Fields and can be accessed from Palomar Airport Road or via Cannon Road and Legoland Drive.
There is a paved sidewalk with plenty of free parking that gives you a birds-eye view of the flower fields, Carlsbad and the Pacific Ocean. This is a great place to enjoy the flower fields for those on a tight budget or if your heading into Legoland and want a quick peek at this wonderful Carlsbad attraction.
The flowers field are an impressive sight just driving by on the highway, if you get a chance take the time to walk through the flowers and enjoy the sights and smell of the flowers close up.
Expect lots of people on the weekend so plan on getting to the flower fields early. If you are going to to Legoland, Carlsbad flower fields are a great way to start your day off.
For more flower viewing you can drive down the coast a few miles to San Diego Botanical Gardens in Encinitas.
The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch are only a few minutes from Legoland and Sea Life Aquarium. Make your visit to the flower fields an all day event by visiting Legoland. Buy a one day hopper ticket and see both Legoland and Sealife Aquarium .
The Carlsbad Flower Fields: 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008. The flower fields season is March through mid May. Hours: Open to the public seven days a week from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Prices: $12.00 for Adults, $11.00 for Seniors 60+, $6.00 for Children 3-10
Peak viewing time is usually mid-March through Mid-April depending on weather conditions. The Flower Fields information telephone number is (760) 431-0352 to get the latest update on the bloom.
By charging an entrance fee and selling products the owners can insure that the Flower Fields bloom for many years to come. Also involved with keeping the fields for flowers only are The City of Carlsbad, The Carlsbad Agricultural Improvement Fund and the California Coastal Conservancy.
Enjoy one of the few remaining working farms along the coast of Southern California and have a fun day trip. Bring along a light sweater or jacket if you visit early in the day and don’t forget the camera.