So, it’s winter. And it’s cold. And stuff is dead. Now feels like a good time for me to reminisce about warmer weather and living stuff, like flowers.
When I travel for work, I always scope out the events happening around the city I’m in and try to cram in as much as possible. While visiting San Diego a few years ago, I saw something about the Carlsbad Flower Fields and realized 1) they weren’t too far and 2) they were actually open while I was in town!
My entire face lit up like a five-year-old on Christmas the second I saw the rows and rows of flowers while sitting at the traffic light that took me towards the fields. There really aren’t words to describe how beautiful this place is.
There were a lot of visitors, but I never felt like cattle walking through the small spaces to reach the back of the fields. I stopped several times to turn back and just stare in awe. I even had a few nice visitors offer to take my photo.
I had a great time here alone, but I think this would be a nice trip for just about any group. It’s not quite as exhausting or expensive as the zoo or amusement parks, and there’s plenty to see. Perfect place to create an awesome Christmas card photo, too!
If you’d like to see the Carlsbad Flower Fields, make sure you check out the website. An event calendar and additional information can be found online here. The 2015 season runs from March 1- May 10, 2015.