We’ve talked a lot this year about the flowers in the desert, but about 80 miles west, right on the coast, are the Carlsbad Flower Fields, acreage preserved and still cultivated with flowers, as it has been for decades.

Through May 14, the fields, growing Giant Tecolote Ranunculus, are holding spring events.

A story in today’s San Diego Union-Tribune highlights the bands and religious events scheduled there. It’s open daily and visitors can wander around.

If you’re taking the Quintessential California drive in Joyrides Around San Diego, a cruise down the historic coast highway, just take Palomar Airport Road east from the old highway, across the freeway. You can’t miss it.


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