Strip Off the Winter Coat for a Frolick in These California Flower Fields
Just the other day we shared a great place to tiptoe through the tulips, and now we’ve got another recommendation on where to check out all the glory that is the spring season. Pack your favorite allergy medicine—we’d recommend at least a Claritin or two—and head to Carlsbad, California, as The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch are now in the business of blooming until May 11.
Not too far north from San Diego sit over fifty acres of blossoms, as Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers take over the rolling hills and fields. The Fields are open to the public each and every day of the week and, judging from the picture, it’s well worth the cost of admission. It’ll set you back $12 for the adults in your group, and the kids will be just $6—with those under two scooting in for free. If you like what you see, opt for a season pass that'll set you back $25.
Head on down soon, however, as they’re reporting that six of the seven fields are in full bloom. The hillside is covered with what they’re describing as bright bands, and the full bloom period should stick around for at least the next couple of weeks.
Picnic tables and benches are available so that you can stop and smell the flowers, and they even offer up some tractor wagon rides for a little bit extra. Fresh-cut flowers are also available, so be sure to bring some cash for such a souvenir. We can’t guarantee that this will cure your winter woes, but if it doesn’t we don’t know what to suggest—although it's probably stronger than allergy medicine.
[Photo: ewen and donabel]