We went on a mini road trip down south to Carlsbad to hangout at the flower fields. Everything seems to be in bloom right now, the fields on the side of the freeways were all filled with yellow flowers, so the drive along the coast was pretty colorful.
Last time we visited the flower fields, it was towards the end of the season. We wanted to visit again as a tribute trip to my mom, who was a lover of all things flowers and would have loved to visit this field each year if she was still around. For this second visit, we went right when the season opened, which meant the flowers that were in bloom were in a different field than we had visited prior. The flower field is pretty spread out, so we took a tractor ride (extra fee) because my 4 year old loves riding tractor.
The tractor drove us about half a mile from the entrance to the fields where the ranunculus flowers were already in bloom. We saw field workers picking flowers that can be purchased at their gift shop. It was relaxing just walking around and looking at all the assortment of colors. They were so vibrant.
We probably spent about 1.5 hours walking around the fields and taking pictures. Next to the flower fields were also other fields that had olive trees and the other side had blueberries (which was my first time seeing an actual blueberry bush). My little one started to get bored and started to pick flowers (not allowed) and throwing small rocks at the dirt. We left and rode the tractor back to the main area.
There were food vendors and fun activities for the kids such as scavenger hunt, which H loved. He wanted to find all the stations and do the stamping himself. The scavenger hunt was spread out all over, so there was a lot of walking and running around for him. He was so proud when he finished.
Writing a quick note to greet daddy!
After you finish the scavenger hunt, you claim your prize (which is a coupon) to do another fun activity. For $3, you pick a bucket of sand with “treasures” inside and you sift thru it and you get to keep all the treasures and take it home. He got to take home about 15 small rocks that were all different colors. He put it in his treasure box when we got home and he still plays with it to this day.
We had a fun time at the flower fields and would do it again next year. We actually went back in the Carlsbad area to go to Legoland a few weeks after and H saw the flower field from the road and he asked to go back again so we can find more treasures.