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Carlsbad Flower Fields

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Address: 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4435
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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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Fifty Acres of Unique Color Nearly 100 Years in the Making

The Carlsbad Flower Fields began in the early 1920’s when a Carlsbad resident, Luther Gage, began cultivating ranunculus. While several varieties of these amazing flowers are now... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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San Diego, California

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San Diego, California
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Carlsbad Flower Fields began in the early 1920’s when a Carlsbad resident, Luther Gage, began cultivating ranunculus. While several varieties of these amazing flowers are now grown, the spectacle of color that blooms on this picturesque hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean is one of the many delights we enjoy each March/April . Bring your camera and go for the... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not sure it is worth the cost (tickets were given to us) but it is very beautiful when in full bloom. Every spring this place is packed with tourists from all over the world. Lots of kid activities too

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the perfect walking day trip. The flowers are magnificent and at the top of the fields you have a glorious ocean view. Well worth seeing. Allow 2 hours time

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phoenix
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been visiting these flower fields for over 25 years; with this year's wet winter; they will be a showcase of color. I can see the happy plants in the ground waiting to pop in the coming weeks. The only sad point is when I first saw the fields years ago they were significantly larger in size. Commercial development... More 

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Central Arizona, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Large flower garden on a slope so Carlsbad can view them. What do I say? Spectacular! We stayed above them in 2015 but they were just planting a new season so missed the colors.

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a short season, so don't miss it. Fields open for visitors the first week of March, but there's not much color yet at that time. Peak is late March/early April. Take a walk around the flowers and remember to bring your camera. Great place for a family portrait. Kids will love all the educational stops -- composting, bug trivia,... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Flower fields is a sorta, kinda okay, one-time visit if you don't mind being appallingly overcharged for the privilege of traipsing among rows of soon-to-be harvested ranunculus. Yes, there are many pretty colors, but it's ALL the same flower, ALL the same height and the admission price is beyond outrageous since the flowers are a cash crop - it's tantamount... More 

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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow is the best way to sum it up. This place is amazing. If your visiting Carlsbad in late March till mothers day, you need to stop and spend some time here. Over 50 acres of flowers which is mind blowing. Fun for the entire family. Bring your camera and walking shoes. Words don't do this place justice.

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Scottsdale, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying in the hotel nearby, I went for a walk several times enjoying the views. The sunsets over the ocean are particularly magnificent, seen from the Armada Drive.

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272 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been there many times, if you can see them flourished, the experience is amazing, last year I saw flourished and the following day there were none as per weather. Must see!!

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