The Carlsbad Flower Fields
The Carlsbad Flower Fields are a sensual overload of beauty and vibrant color. Overlooking the blue pacific in South Carlsbad, the 50 acre Flower Fields provide more than just eye candy, and people from all over the world visit each year to see the famous multi-colored rows of Ranunculus.
There is something for everyone at the Flower Fields, including a sweet pea maze, gemstone mining, a playground for children, a miniature rose garden, and numerous displays and live entertainment. Connected to the fields is Armstrong Garden Center, where you can browse the delightful plant and gift selection, and even purchase your own Ranunculus to take home. Make a day out of it and stop for lunch and shopping at the neighboring Carlsbad Premium Outlet Mall.
Walk the fields yourself and take it all in, take a wagon ride for a small fee or book a group tour. The season starts March 1 and lasts through early May. Admission prices are available by calling (760) 431-0352 or by visiting http://www.theflowerfields.com/info.html.
After you’ve built up your appetite walking around the Flower Fields, head over to the Carlsbad Premium Outlets for a bite to eat and some shopping under the sun. With over 90 outlet stores, heavy on designer names, there’s sure to be something for everyone.
Just across the street from the outlets you will find three delicious restaurants—BJ’s Brew House, P.F. Changs and King’s Fish House.
Put on a bib, pull up a seat, and soak up the seafood experience at King’s Fish House: The funny odd hand-painted signs, the no-name dishes with unforgettable flavor, the fresh-caught oysters and clams piled high like glistening treasure troves, the hand-lettered specials on ancient chalkboards, and the savory simmer of every combination of spices imaginable are there for your delight.
At P.F. Chang’s you are surrounded by a unique environment combining influences of Chinese and American cultures. A panoramic hand-painted mural depicting 12th century China is visible from the main dining room and commands attention as the restaurant’s centerpiece while several terra-cotta warriors stand guard. These delicious Asian dishes will leave you satisfied and coming back for more.
BJ’s Brew House started as a pizzeria in Southern California and has grown into a restaurant and brew house with the introduction of handcrafted beer and a full menu. BJ’s makes its own roote beer and brews their beer right on the premises. BJ’s has an upscale feel with plenty of big screen TVs everywhere so you won’t have to miss a minute of March Madness.