UPDATED MARCH 9, 2022
March 20 marks the official start of spring in Huntington Beach, as the wildflowers here are making it loud and clear. This time of the year, wildflowers carpet Huntington Beach's landscapes from Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve to Huntington Central Park, creating stunning and colorful views. According to the California Department of Parks and Recreation forecast, the wildflower season will last from March 1 through mid-May.
Just remember the golden rule of floral tourism: no picking the flowers. Appreciate their beauty, but leave them for the next person to enjoy. Here are flower blooms worth seeing in Surf City USA.
Huntington Central Park Cherry BlossomsBack to Top of List
18381 Goldenwest St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
For a very brief window of time during spring, Huntington Central Park will turn a beautiful shade of pink thanks to its majestic Cherry Blossoms surrounding the park. Enjoy the Cherry Blossoms while doing Yoga in HB Central Park, walking to Park Bench Cafe, or simply sitting and enjoying the magnificent views of nature.
Bolsa Chica Ecological ReserveBack to Top of List
18000 CA-1, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
If you want more flowers in your life, visit the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. Yellow wildflowers blanket the grounds and bring a lot of color to Huntington Beach in March, April, and May. Enjoy the fields of gold along Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve's 5 miles of public hiking trails, which include scenic overlooks. To learn more about the reserve, visit Bolsa Chica Conservancy Interpretive Center.
Urban ForestBack to Top of List
6681 Ellis Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Located in Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center, the Urban Forest is a hidden gem in Huntington Beach that is covered in beautiful wildflowers and trees. According to the Huntington Beach Tree Society, numerous trees and flowers have already bloomed. Discover the Butterfly Meadows Garden and 7,000 California-native trees and plants.
Shipley Nature CenterBack to Top of List
17851 Goldenwest St, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Shipley Nature Center is an 18-acre ecological sanctuary with 8 habitats. Discover California native plants and wildlife where many beautiful wildflowers have bloomed like the California Golden Poppy, Matilija Poppy, and Verbena lilacina.