For ten weeks each spring, on coastal farmland in Carlsbad, California, 50-acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers bloom and transform the landscape into a solid expanse of vibrant banded color. The Flower Fields cover a rolling hillside overlooking the Pacific Coast, and is located halfway between Orange County and San Diego.
The Flower Fields is open to the public from 9am-6pm until May 10. There are several events on the weekends including live musical performances and photography workshops for all attendees. Free parking areas, restroom facilities and accessibility for people with disabilities. Admission is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors 60+, $6 for children 3-10 and free for children under 2. Season passes and group tours are also available.
The Flower Fields – 760-431-0352
Right next door is the Carlsbad Premium Outlets where you can saving between 25% to 65% off retail prices. If you stop by the Information Center you can join free to receive coupons and a discount to The Flower Fields.
Parent Connection was invited to to attend media day at The Flower Fields and Carlsbad Premium Outlets. The day first started with a tour of The Flower Fields led by Fred Cark, General Manager of The Flower Fields and joined by Paul Ecke II, third-generation grower in the San Diego area. Besides the Poinsettia display, Paul’s favorite is Santa’s Village. Stop by and read the history if you are a Southern California native. The second stop was at Carlsbad Premium Outlets where Janissa Reyes, Director of Marketing and Business Development allowed us to explore the 90 stores and experience lunch at Ruby’s Diner.