May 22, 2015

Love to see things in bloom? Visit flower fields close to home in Carlsbad and in the Netherlands during a European cruise.

Carlsbad Flower Fields

When you have spring fever in southern California and want to see some gorgeous flowers in bloom, you can easily do so. Just take a quick jaunt to Carlsbad, a coastal suburb located in North County San Diego. Every spring from March through May, rows upon rows of colorful flowers sprout on a wide hillside in Carlsbad overlooking the Pacific Ocean. You can view the flowers while driving by or even while shopping at the nearby Carlsbad Premium Outlets mall. To get up close and personal with the flowers, purchase an admission ticket to the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch, which lets you walk around the flowers and makes for a peaceful morning or afternoon. The flowers you’ll see are of the Giant Tecolote Ranunculus variety and they cover nearly fifty beautiful acres.

Cross the Sea for Some Tulips

If you want more flower delight found at flower fields that are famous across the world for their beauty, head to the Netherlands on a cruise. During a stop in port in Amsterdam, you can leave the city behind and tour some of the incredible fields of tulips that the Netherlands is known for. Millions upon millions of tulip bulbs burst into bloom each year, and the best place to see these expansive tulip fields is at the massive gardens of Keukenhof. You can easily get there on the Accessible Keukenhof shore excursion, which takes you to the garden and gives you several hours to tour the tulips and other flower varietals that can be found on its premises. After you are done exploring the garden, you will be conveniently transported back to your ship. To book your dream flower fields cruise to the Netherlands, visit celebritycruises.com or speak to your local travel agent.

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