Indulge in a Wonderland of Colorful Ranunculus in The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

Top 10 Things to Do in The Flower Fields of Ranunculus at Carlsbad in San Diego California [Spring 2024]

Update 1 April 2024 The Flower Fields are in Peak Bloom.

Peak Bloom lasts about two weeks, check their current status on their site.

The Flower Fields' final day is Mother's Day, 12 May 2024.

Check out the 2024 activity calendar for things to do during the ranunculus season which runs for six to eight weeks.

Immerse yourself in the fifty-acre fields of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus of bright colors in Spring.

The ranunculus plants demonstrated their resilience amid recent rainstorms showcasing the power of nature against adversity, reported Fred Clarke, General Manager at The Flower Fields.

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Top 10 Things to Do at the Ranunculus Flower Fields in San Diego

  1. Flower Workshops
  2. Walking and Photography in the Fields of Ranunculus Flowers
  3. Tractor Wagon Rides
  4. Picnic, Dine, Tea, and Flower Sessions
  5. Mosaic Workshops
  6. Outdoor Live Music
  7. Wellness Classes
  8. Art Workshops
  9. Photography Workshop
  10. Family-Friendly Activities

Extra Activities

  • Blueberry Monday. You can experience picking blueberries in the 2024 Season U-Pick blueberry patch on Mondays from 9.30 am to 5 pm.
    • Watch out for signage out the front indicating blueberries are available for picking. If no signage out, then on that day no blueberry picking. As it depends on weather conditions.

Get details at The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

Ranunculus The Flower Fields Top 10 Things to Do*

1 Flower Workshops

  • Pressed Flowers Art Workshop
  • Flower Crown Workshop
  • Bohemian Floral Hoop Décor Workshop
  • Floral Design Workshop
  • Spring Succulent Workshop

2 Walking and Photography in the Fields of Ranunculus Flowers

  • Immerse yourself in the beauty of the fields of ranunculus flowers and experience a captivating floral paradise
  • Follow the designated pathways and respect the natural surroundings by refraining from entering the flower beds, growing fields, mulched areas, and plant displays.
  • Please also refrain from handling flowers, plants, plant labels, and containers to ensure their preservation.
  • Capture the magic of your visit with your camera, phone, and tripod.
  • Indulge in photography and selfies with the vibrant blooms of ranunculus as your backdrop.
  • And refrain from using other equipment or drones.
  • For further information and guidelines, visit The Flower Fields website.

3 Tractor Wagon Rides

  • You can go on a ride in a brightly colored Tractor Wagon into the field of ranunculus flowers
  • It costs extra for a ride in the tractor wagon.

4 Picnic. Dine, Tea, and Flower Sessions

  • Picnic & flowers
  • Tea in the Garden
  • Graze at the Fields
  • Sunset Wine Tasting & Music
  • Field To Vase

5 Mosaic Workshops

  • Floral Mosaic Suncatcher Workshop
  • Rainbow-esque Mosaic Suncatcher Workshop
  • Mosaic Frame Workshop

6 Outdoor Live Music

  • The Derringers
  • Michele Lundeen
  • Bill Magee
  • Bayou Brothers
  • Swingergy
  • SoRockBlu
  • Cadillac Fringe
  • Cool Rush

7 Wellness Classes

  • Flower Flow Yoga
  • Meditation and Sound Healing Workshop

8 Art Workshops

  • Drawing Sunflowers Together!
  • Painting at the Carlsbad Flower Fields with Leoangelo Art

9 Photography Workshop

  • Canon Photography Workshop

10 Family-Friendly Activities

  • Sweet Pea Maze
  • Carlsbad Mining Company
  • Girl Scout Day: Daisies and Brownies
  • Kids Day: Attend a day filled with kids' activities like a BMX stunt show, a Yo-Yo Championship and giant bubble-making. Most Kid's Day activities are included with the purchase of general admission tickets.

Extra Ideas

  • Mother's Day Destination
  • Family Spring Break Destination
  • Instragammable Spots
  • Buy a Bouquet of Ranunculus

Get Activity Details and Dates

[*2024 some workshops already sold out]

Experience the Giant Tecolote Ranunculus

The Giant Tecolote Ranunculus is a flower renowned for its large double-petaled blooms that sit atop tall straight stems.

Giant Tecolote Ranunculus at The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch San Diego Southern California

Image Courtesy The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

The Ocean

You can see the ocean as it serves as the backdrop to the vibrant fields of colorful ranunculus. Situated less than one half-mile away. You'll be captivated by the harmonious blend of nature's wonders.

Ranunculus and Ocean Views at The Flower Fields Carlsbald Ranch Southern California

Image Courtesy The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

Experience the Tractor Wagon Ride

Add an extra touch of wonder to your visit. Take a ride in the vibrant-colored wagon that awaits you. Embark on a delightful journey into the fields of ranunculus flowers aboard the Tractor Wagon Ride.

Surrender yourself to the allure of the ranunculus. Embrace the joy of exploration with this enchanting experience, available at an additional fee.

Tractor Ride at The Flower Fields

Image Courtesy The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch


When is the Best Time to Visit The Flower Fields?

The best time to visit The Flower Fields is in the Spring season.

In 2024, you can visit from 1 March 2024 until Mother's Day 12 May 2024.

Peak Bloom was announced on 1 April 2024 and usually lasts approximately two weeks.

What is the Best Day to Visit The Flower Fields?

The best day to visit is midweek so you can avoid the crowds. And, you can capture photos for Instagram.

Where Are The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch Located?

You can find The Flower Fields at 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, California, 92008. And, Carlsbad is located in North San Diego County.

Go to maps

Where Can You Stay? Is there an Airport Close?

You'll find several hotels about five minutes away.

And, it's a short drive to two international airports, Orange County and San Diego.

How Much Does it Cost to Go to The Flower Fields?

Single ticket admission is

  • $23 for adults
  • $21 for seniors 60+ and military
  • $14 for children 3 to 10
  • free for children under three

Season passes are

  • $48 for adults
  • $44 for seniors 60+
  • $28 for children 3 to 10

Check activity costs and details for those that include admission.

And, activities that are included with admission.

Group tours are available.

You can book private events including weddings and corporate groups year-round.

How Can You Purchase Tickets to The Flower Fields?

You can purchase 2024 tickets online at The Flower Fields.

Tickets are sold online only. Check the Ranunculus Bloom's status on their official website before arriving at the field.

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