The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Are an Instagram Dream (Video)

Although it’s still unclear if California will see another magnificent wildflower bloom this year, there is at least one spot in the state that Instagrammers can flock to, and it’s known as the Carlsbad Flower Fields.

Flower fields in California
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The working flower farm in Southern California has become quite the hot destination over the last few years, thanks not only to Instagrammers looking for a great picture, but also because of the stunning ranunculus blooms that go on as far as the eye can see. And good news for those seeking a touch of spring: The blooms are already here.

According to the farm, the flowers are expected to bloom from March through early May, giving visitors plenty of time to plan their trips and snap a few photos to share with friends. And really, it’s a sight to behold, as the flower farm is home to some seven million blooms across the 50-plus acres of hillside land overlooking the ocean.

Flower Fields in Carlsbad Ranch

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“The rain has been great,” Fred Clarke, general manager of The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch, shared with the San Diego Tribune. “We did have a heavy rain in December, which washed out some of the seed and ruined a portion of the fields. Thanks to our team’s speedy reaction time and assessment, we were able to replant. The growth of the flowers is better now than ever.”

According to Clarke, people from all over the world come to the fields to see the purple, red, yellow, pink, and white blooms. He noted that the team likes to think of the farm as a “theme park” of sorts. “We use the term in a way that is different than other ‘theme parks.’ Of course, it is a theme park: the ‘theme’ is the beauty of nature,” he added.

Admission to the fields is just $18 for an entire day. Guests can also take part in extra activities, including an adorable wagon ride through the fields for $6 more. Know you want to visit more than once? Pick up a season pass for $39 and go as many times as you want. Just make sure to respect the blooms, and never sit or stand on them, to ensure they can be enjoyed by thousands of others who want to come and enjoy them, too.

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