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San Diego is in full bloom for springtime and for over 60 years, the Flower Fields of Carlsbad have transformed into a sea of kaleidoscoping colors seen from miles away. Over 50 acres of spectacular and coordinated blooms make up the Carlsbad hillside overlooking the picturesque Pacific Ocean. This annual event is San Diego's way of announcing the spring season in the most colorful way possible.

The Carlsbad Flower Fields are the perfect way to celebrate the season for kids and kids at heart. For six to eight weeks each spring, rolling fields of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus create a vibrant blanket of flowers that bring the Carlsbad hills to life. This annual event has become part of the city's local heritage and brings flowers lovers from near and far to witness this spectacle.

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The Flower Fields of Carlsbad also holds special events including Kid's Day, Bluegrass Day, Arts and Crafts Fairs, and more. Self-guided group tours are just one way of learning more about the fields, or you can learn everything about the fields from an experienced guide during a guided walking tour or wagon ride. Tours are approximately 30 to 45 minutes in length, and chairs are provided so your group can relax and take in the breathtaking scenery. Tour information includes the history of the Flower Fields, planting and growing processes, flower descriptions, and much more. Be sure to call in advance to make reservations for any groups.

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Make a day of your stay in Carlsbad and stop by the adjacent Carlsbad Premium Outlets. Find amazing prices at over 90 of your favorite stores including Banana Republic, Polo Ralph Lauren, Cole Haan, and more. Indoor and outdoor dining options are available so you can take a break during your Carlsbad excursion and enjoy delicious cuisine after a day of captivating sights and sales!

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