Top Reasons to Visit The Flower Fields in Carlsbad

I’m biased, after having gone myself, but I think everyone should visit The Flower Fields in Carlsbad at least once. This is particularly true if you live in Southern California since you will not have to travel far to visit.

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I visited in Spring 2023 as a guest of The Cassara Carlsbad, which is a member of the Tapestry Collection by Hilton. That’s when I took the photographs illustrating this post. Since my visit, I’ve stayed on top of news from the area. I want to go to The Flower Fields again one day. The rest of this post may have information garnered from press releases I receive from public relations professionals who represent The Fields. Any opinions on this blog, or in this post, are my own unless specified. Map is courtesy The Flower Fields.

Ideally Located to other SoCal Attractions

The Flower Fields at Carlsbad are only half a mile from the ocean and have been called one of the best possible outdoor activities for all ages to enjoy together in Carlsbad. That’s why The Fields have also been labeled by some, “Southern California’s premier Spring Break destination.”

If you have young ones, they might enjoy Legoland. It is so close, if you stay at The Cassara you will be in the middle of both attractions. You’ll be able to look out at the fields from your room but be within walking distance of Legoland.

Outlet shops, multiple golf courses, Oceanside Harbor, and McClellan-Palomar Airport are also conveniently located to The Fields.

There is Fun for All Ages when you visit The Flower Fields

You will quickly find this attraction is more than fields of planted flowers. Educational programs offer enrichment and learning experiences for your kids. Shaded areas with different food vendors make it easy for anyone in the family to get something they want to eat. Various ornamental and educational gardens and a bird aviary invite adults to stroll in a more manicured setting. You can learn to mine while looking for polished gemstones. There’s a garden center to shop for plants you can take home and even a sweet pea maze.

And if anyone has trouble walking longer distances in the heat, tractor-wagon rides are available for an additional price.

Look at this map of The Fields for an idea. It showcases the attractions that are adjacent to the fields which would be “on top” of this graphic:

Events add an extra layer of fun when you visit The Flower Fields

In 2024, you can choose from:

A sunset wine tasting and music (April 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th as well as May 3rd and 10th from 6-8 PM): As the sun sets on The Flower Fields, an intimate unique wine and tasting experience unfolds. I want to do this!

Meditation and Sound Healing Workshop (April 12th from 6-7 PM): This unique meditation space will overlook the flowers and provide views of the Ocean in the distance. The immersive experience will guide you through relaxation and grounding techniques to ensure you feel calm and leave with clarity heading into your weekend.

Flower Flow Yoga (April 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th from 8:30-9:30 AM): A one-of-a-kind yoga experience! It will include a one-hour outdoor yoga flow overlooking the blooming Tecolote® Giant Ranunculus Fields.

Spring Succulent Workshop (April 6th from 9-10 AM): Learn how to design a beautiful succulent arrangement in an adorable moss-covered basket using a curated selection of high-quality materials. Succulents are such a Southern California thing. What better way to take home a piece of your trip than with a special succulent arrangement?

Painting with Leoangelo Art (April 21): The three hour event will teach you how to create a floral landscape. No experience is necessary! Your ticket includes admission to The Flower Fields.

Catch a Musical Performance

In April 2024, these performances will bring an added layer of musical fun to your visit to The Flower Fields:

Michele Lundeen will perform on April 28th from 1 – 5 PM
Bayou Brothers will perform on April 7th from 1-5 PM
Cool Rush will be performing April 20th from 1-5 PM and April 21st from 1-5 PM
SoRockBlu will perform on April 27th from 1-5 PM

Bring The Flower Fields to your Home

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Book a Stay for your visit to The Flower Fields

If you do stay at Cassara, use their free bike rental and leave your car in the garage during your stay! Also, dine at Karl Strauss Brewing Company during your stay. It’s so close you can walk to it across the hotel’s small parking lot above the garage. It’s got a great local feeling scene at night, terrific food, and an excellent selection of California beer.

In addition to The Cassara Carlsbad: you can find a Hilton Grand Vacations property, Residence Inn, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn, Carlsbad Seapointe Resort, and more near The Fields. Search for a place to book without leaving this post!

Wherever you decide to stay in Carlsbad, buy the tickets for The Flower Fields in advance. It will sell out and is a popular attraction for Southern California.

Plan Your Visit to The Flower Fields
The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch are located at 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA, 92008. The fields are less than one half-mile from the ocean, within five minutes of several prominent hotels, and a short drive from two international airports (Orange County and San Diego).

As of publication: single ticket admission is $23 for adults, $21 for seniors 60+ and military, $12 for children 3–10, and free for children under three. Season passes are $48 for adults, $44 for seniors 60+, $24 for children 3–10. Group tours are also available. Advanced tickets are available for purchase by visiting their website. You can visit daily from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. until Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 12). I recommend doing so on weekdays, if you can, to avoid crowds.

Their Site

Here are some more of my photos to inspire your visit:

  • March 26, 2024

    Love that there is so much to do in the area, and all of your recommendations. The photos are amazing!

    • March 28, 2024

      Thank you so much, Rossana! I really appreciate that.

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