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Carlsbad Flower Fields

5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-431-0352
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Ranked #8 of 30 Attractions in Carlsbad
Type: Gardens
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Fifty acres of visual splendor, located on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean, make this one of the most beautiful sites on the West Coast. Also... more » Owner description: Fifty acres of visual splendor, located on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean, make this one of the most beautiful sites on the West Coast. Also on the site are special nurseries, gardens and an award-winning Rose Garden. « less
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Southern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

There is no need to pay to see the fields unless you wish to be up close and personal with the flowers. This is a site to see if you are in or traveling through the area, I dont know if I would make a special trip to see this, but it is worth seeing at least once in your... More

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This was the most ideal place to take family friends with children during spring time when the flowers bloom.

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MN
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The Cymbidium orchids were in bloom in the greenhouses when we visited. What a special treat. Stroll the flower fields with your camera in hand. What a sight to behold!

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New Haven, Connecticut
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

I lived right across the street from the Flowered Fields in '91-'93. They were beautiful and went on as far as the eye could see, without any construction nearby, save Pea Soup Anderson's. Went back and was horrified to see that only a tiny portion of them remain. Heartbreaking.

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Parrottsville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I have been to Carlsbad several times but never in the spring which is why I visited Carlsbad this year. I wanted to see the Flower Fields. A visit to the Flower Fields have been on my bucket list for a while and I am glad I finally got to check it off. The color of the flowers were beautiful... More

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

If you have never been there it is worth the trip. Set behind the Carlsbad Premium Outlets and marked by the Dutch style windmill near I-5 and Palamar Airport Rd you find a massive hillside of multi-colored flowers. You can take a wagon ride around the fileds to get a close look.

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Jamestown, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I went in late May. The drought, the fires, and the lateness kept me from viewing the beauty that even still showed it had existed there. Just acres and acres of sheer beauty. I shall return at a more opportune time.

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Even though there are acres upon acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers, they are very colorful and it's quite a spectacle. It's also very popular, with busloads of people arriving from downtown San Diego and Los Angeles. Good luck finding parking. I parked next to the Museum of Making Music above the fields and walked down from there.

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Fullerton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is something to see when the flowers are in bloom. They do one area that is the American flag. It is just beautiful there. Only bad thing..I bought some flowers and they were dead in a day and a half.

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East Meadow, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Although there is a limited time of year you can visit the Carlsbad Flower Fields (Spring only), if you are in the area during this time it is well worth the visit. The fields take your breath away. There are acres of rows and rows and rows of extraordinary Ranunculus flowers in different colors -- I couldn't stop taking pictures.... More

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