Top: Gibson | Jeans: Zara | Shoes: Vans (also in Silver here) | Bag: Tory Burch (also here) | Watch: Michael Kors (also love it in Gold here)| Earrings: Lydell NYC (On Sale!)| Sunglasses: Ray Ban (On Sale!)
Baby Girl’s outfit:
I did not know these fields existed in California until I saw pictures of an Instagram mom there and I immediately wanted to plan a trip to north San Diego County. If you live in California or are planning to visit during spring, I highly recommend this place as it really is a spectacular sight to be seen, and a beautiful place for pictures.
We went on a Saturday and there was a lot of traffic coming from the Los Angeles area so I recommend leaving early if you are going on a Saturday. It does get busy on spring weekends, so it is harder to find parking but it is still doable.
Bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and water if you are planning on walking around for a while. Make sure you also wear comfortable shoes. I was going to wear a wedged heels but I wore my Vans instead and was so glad of that decision.
As soon as you walk in, you will be struck by the huge field of naturally colored Ranunculus. It was just beautiful seeing all these well-coordinated natural colors: pink, white, orange, yellow, red, and burgundy. It made me wonder how much effort it took to plant them.
The first things we did when we got there was take a wagon ride around and got out at the top of the field and started walking our way down while taking pictures. You can also take another wagon ride to go back down to where you started.
It is not permitted to step on the field itself to take pictures. This is in order to preserve the flowers, however, there are designed pit stops where they have paved the way for visitors where you can take pictures. There is a pit stop with an old tractor, one with a bench amongst the pink flowers, etc.
On that Saturday, they had vendors selling their products from jewelry to hand crafts. They also had lemonade, hot dog, and kettle corn stands. I believe the stands are only there on weekends; however, they have vending machines for if you really need a drink/snack on weekdays.
For all the information about the fields visit their site at http://www.theflowerfields.com/
We also went to the strawberry fields which were about 5 driving minutes away from the flower fields. We got there and purchased the $20 fill-your-own tub of strawberries and walked over a tiny hill to get to the fields. Picking strawberries was the most fun for my 19 months old since she started picking and eating green ones, dirty ones, you name it. I felt like it was educational for her since I was trying to teach her to pick the red ones, not the green ones, I must have repeated that a gazillion times. Not that it helped, she kept picking the green ones and eating them.
This whole day was so much fun and truly memorable. I would totally do it again.
Have you been to a flower or strawberry field? Let me know how your experience was. Also, do you know of any places like this in California that are worth a visit?