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An Awesome Daycation in Carlsbad

Updated: Mar 26, 2023

After a busy work week, my partner and I decided we needed to get out of town to relax, recharge and finally enjoy a day with no rain in LA.

If you’re looking for a fantastic daycation under two hours from LA look no further than The Flower Fields in gorgeous seaside Carlsbad, CA. With over fifty acres of stunning beauty, fun and Instagramable moments to explore. This is the perfect place for flower enthusiasts or those just looking to relax and enjoy a peaceful day surrounded by nature.

The Flower Fields of Carlsbad have been cultivating seasonal floral delight for over eighty-five years. Starting in March the fields of colorful Ranunculus flowers come alive and bloom for approximately six to eight weeks each year until mid-May.

For all the parents looking for fun activities to do with their children the Flower Fields are great for your kids to roam, play and learn. In addition to strolling the beautiful fields, there are tractor wagon rides, the sweet pea maze, a butterfly sculpture garden, an orchid greenhouse, Santa’s playground, a demonstration garden and so much more.

With all of the rain California has received this year, farmers are expecting over eighty million flowers to bloom at the full peak of the season. It is quite a sight to be seen and smelled.

Advance ticket purchases online are required with no tickets available on-site. Ticket prices are $23 for adults, $21 for seniors and military, and for kids 3-10 are $12. Mondays with the purchase of one adult or one senior/military, you receive one child's ticket free (ages 3-10) Tuesdays & Wednesdays - Between 1:00 pm-4:00 pm, receive $2 off adults, seniors/military, and children tickets. For all ticket, details visit

There are plenty of food options at the Flower Fields, but we wanted to try a local spot. The Bluewater Grill was amazing and less than a five-minute drive. We enjoyed the sunshine on the patio with the most incredible Seared Scallops w/Roasted Jalapeño Aioli,

Tuscan Artichoke Rockfish and a glass of local wine.

We washed down our meal with a piece of pie from the Village Kitchen & Pie Shoppe while we watched the sun set.

Save this adventure for a future fun daycation!

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