This Ultimate Southern California Spring Flower Fields Guide has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ForgetAllergies #CollectiveBias
In case you haven’t noticed in your social media feeds, spring has hit California hard! All the rain we complained about in January and February has brought us the most amazing superbloom! There are flowers EVERYWHERE! But with them, they’ve brought something new to complain about: allergies! The pollen count is high, and with the Santa Ana winds kicking up, allergy relief is a necessity. So below, I’m talking about everything you might need to enjoy Southern California’s Spring Flower Fields and how you can find them!
First off, before you head out the door in search of pretty blooms, pack a bag! A lot of these flower fields are a moderate drive from the center of Los Angeles, so be sure to take some things with you! In your bag, pack some sunscreen, bug spray, water, snacks, camera, hat, and a light jacket or sweater. Most of these flower spots have little to no shade, so sunscreen and a hat are both musts! And with all the flowers, you get bugs! If you’re out at dusk during the magic twilight hour, that means mosquitos, so make sure to bring some bug spray. Water and snacks are pretty self-explanatory. You need to keep that Instagram husband hydrated and fed! Bring a camera so you can get some cute snaps for Instagram! And the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve gets some winds, so dress in layers and bring a light jacket or sweater in case you need it.
With all of this pollen, my allergies are going wild! I’ve been trying the new Xyzal® Allergy 24HR which I found at CVS. It’s 24-hour allergy relief of sneezing, runny nose, itchy watery eyes, nose, or throat that doesn’t fade. You’re supposed to take it at night before you go to sleep, but it starts working in 60 minutes so it helps you get a better night’s sleep, and it relieves symptoms for 24 hours so you have a more productive day. Ok, so you’ve taken some allergy medication, packed a bag, but where are you going? Here’s my ultimate list to the flowers in Southern California:
And here are a few that I haven’t made it to yet, but my friends’ photos all look stunning and I can’t wait to go!
- Anza Boreggo Desert State Park
- Walker Canyon Poppies, Lake Elsinore
- Joshua Tree
- Gorman Hills Flower Fields
- Keys Creek Lavender Farm in San Diego. Opens to the public on May 3rd!
- Almond Tree Farms in Arvin, CA
And if wildflowers aren’t your thing, here’s a list of a few amazing Los Angeles gardens with flowers in bloom right now!
- Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens
- Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Gardens
- Descanso Gardens
So be sure to take Xyzal the night before you head out to the flower fields to be able to frolic through the flowers with 24-hour allergy relief! I picked up my 10 count package of Xyzal over the counter at CVS in order to try it out. It is also available in 35, 55, and 80 counts if you try it and like it. Please be sure to read and follow the product labeling and take only as directed.You can also follow Xyzal on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more allergy relief info.