My husband and I make an annual trip to the Carlsbad Flower Fields in the Spring. As the years have gone by, it's become more and more crowded with sadly less and less acreage. Despite that, we drive from LA just so see the hills become living rainbows of color. Their rose garden has been enlarged and during the Spring it's not only lovely to see but it smells great...unlike the ranunculus that grow on the hills. We'll roam the fields together or apart...just taking photos of whatever catches our eyes. Of course...one of the big attractions for us is not even officially the Flower Fields...but literally...the Strawberry Fields that are just across the street. You can grab baskets and pick your own...our just buy them from the stand. Usually by the time we get home from the Flower Fields, we've gone through at least 3 baskets...and I'm complaining that I ate too many. What can I say? Tradition is Tradition.
Cons: parking gets crazy if you don't get there early