This week I turned 25 years old! I normally don’t do anything for my birthday, but since I turned a quarter of a century, it felt right to live it up for a bit. This year I decided to take a few days off work, first, to spend time with my lovely boyfriend, and secondly to attend the Top Dawg Entertainment Tour (which was epic), and last to visit the Flower Fields at the Carlsbad Ranch!
My current personal aspiration is to become a plant mom, unfortunately, I’ve never been able to grow anything or keep a plant alive for more than a week. I’ve always enjoyed flowers and the beauty of flushed green gardens, which why I’m surprised I had never heard of the Flower Fields before. Thank goodness for social media and a few of my favorite brands for sharing photos and tagging the fields, otherwise, I would have never been aware.
If you live in Southern California and are looking for the perfect pitstop down to San Diego during the earlier months of the year, consider getting the perfect photo up at the Carlsbad Flower Fields. The Flower Fields have graced the 50-acre ranch for over 60 years with the Ranunculus flowers in an array of colors. The flowers are only in bloom for a few short weeks. Usually between the months of March through early May, crowds of people (and Instagram bloggers) flock to the fields.
Tickets are about $16 dollars, which can appear a bit pricey, but the ranch is huge. Marcus and I bought some kettle corn, wandered the ranch and enjoyed each other’s company. Besides the flower fields, there is a sweet pea maze, unique birds to check out, plus there is an opportunity to buy the flower bulbs to take home and plant.
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