Unless you live under a rock, or in Siberia, or something, you know there's a superbloom of flowers happening right now in California. In fact, Spring has sprung so profusely down here in SoCal that my eyes are watering on the reg, and my news feed is flooded with photos of bougainvillea, poppies, and the like. The fact is I LOVE it. Not the allergies part, but you get what I'm trying to say. The color lover in me loves the vibrant floral blooms that are popping up everywhere from the side of the 10 freeway, to social media, to carefully plotted fields in Carlsbad (more about that later).
The photos from today are brought to you from Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve which is where the most beautiful orange blooms take over entireties of hillsides, making you feel just like you're Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz. Oh, Toto! I ventured out there with Victoria Gold Photography who created MAGIC!
While I absolutely loved going out to Antelope Valley to check out the poppies, here I'm also listing a few other must see options for you to navigate Spring flower fields in Southern California like a PRO. Here's my top 5 for the most Instagram worthy floral situations West of the Mississippi:
For a more curated flower selection, check out the Carlsbad flower fields that have tonssss of different kinds of flower varieties and will make you feel like you're literally dreaming it's so beautiful! Since this one is actually curated and privately owned, you should plan in advance, they sometimes do special events and weddings! Entrance is $14 dollars for adults. (click here for their website)
We ventured out to these fields in Lancaster, CA which is about a 2 hour drive from LA. There's hills just FILLED with poppies, so it isn't hard to get some photos will you're there! TIP: stop at the cool antiques store that's on the road on your way out, it won't disappoint! (Click here for more information)
Here you'll see poppies but also Canterbury bells a plenty (little blue blossoms, they're gorge!). This one is located just a further east of Lake Elsinore, about 2.5 hours from Los Angles. (Click here for more info and directions)
Perhaps the farthest from Los Angles, but also the most diverse, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park has an amazing collection of desert wildflowers and cactus that is sure to not be missed. Definitely check it out if you're on your way to or from Coachella or Stagecoach for some gorgeous boho pictures! (Here for the website and more information)
Do you have any favorite places to see the superbloom that I didn't list here? List them below, I'd love to check them out too!