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Carlsbad Flower Fields

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Address: 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone Number: 760-431-0352
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Description: Fifty acres of visual splendor, located on a hillside overlooking the...
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.
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A view across these fields makes you wonder who plants them and cuts them and how lucky you are to take them in.

Sight to behold when just driving by on I-5 or stopping on the nearby side roads to take a long look. Millions of spots of beauty and wonderful eye candy. The ocean beyound... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Sight to behold when just driving by on I-5 or stopping on the nearby side roads to take a long look. Millions of spots of beauty and wonderful eye candy. The ocean beyound frosts the cupcake of the Carlsbad claim to fame.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

When in season and in full bloom, this is hard to miss and definitely worth admiring for the effort that they take to place on display. From colorful designs such as the American Flag, they design, to other ideas they bring to fruition.

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El Cajon, California, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A site to see at least once in your life. A lot of walking, but you can pay more to be driven around the fields. Armstrong Nursery is located at the site.

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you visit San Diego and don't visit the Flower Fields, you've missed something special. Depending on the season of the year, they have different flowers. I particularly like when they plant them so they bloom as the United States Flag. Because they are planted on the slop of a hill, it makes them more magical. Think of Holland or... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Not sure if that's because of the timing (we were visiting in June), but there was nothing to see. It was open, according to their hours listed, but there were no flowers to see at all.

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Phoenix
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We stayed at the Grand Pacific Resort for a week expecting to overlook the flower field. Because of the drought they pulled the flowers out early (kudos for saving water). Most of the year it's a field of dirt so just plan your visit if you want to see flowers (worth a call to inquire about a late bloom, peak... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We drove up near the fields as it was very late in the day! How beautiful this place was. Also the American flag made from flowers was simply amazing.

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Lancaster, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Carlsbad Flower fields are absolutely beautiful. The day we visited it was very crowded but still a great place to visit. There are what seems as miles of fields to visit. The orchids are also gorgeous. Kind of touristy but worth the admission fee.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

If you are in town when the ranunculus are blooming, I HIGHLY recommend going. We've gone many times and it never disappoints. Go when they are at the peak of bloom so you see the most color. The rows of vibrant color is so picturesque. Be sure to bring your camera!

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The Flower Fields are nestled in between Legoland and Carlsbad's beautiful beaches, adjacent to a small, outdoor outlet mall. Something for everyone! During their short season for showing off ranunculus, management has added vendor booths and live music to the many activities the whole family can enjoy during a visit to the beautiful grounds. Amazing photo opps, and for those... More 

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