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For over sixty years, Mother Nature has transformed the rolling hills of North San Diego County into one of the most spectacular and coordinated displays of natural color and beauty anywhere in the world. The nearly fifty acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers that make up The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch® in Carlsbad, California, are in bloom for approximately six to eight weeks each year – from early March through early May – literally bringing the famous fields back to life. This annual burst of color, which has become part of the area’s local heritage, also is one of nature’s official ways of announcing the arrival of spring here in Southern California. PagodaFest will be in the fall in the wonderful gardens surrounding the Flower Fields. A beautiful and manicured park-like setting. A natural environment for the Pagodas!

The Flower Fields will serve as a an excellent venue for Friday of PagodaFest.  The manicured gardens with meandering paths will be perfect for our Paogda Showcase.  There are also multiple out-buildings for the tech sessions as well as a beautiful barn that will host our dinner.


Encinitas Ranch is one of the few golf courses in Southern California that is located on a magnificent sweep of bluffs with a constant view of the ocean throughout the golf course. There are only a few other courses in San Diego that offer a setting remotely close to the picturesque scenery of the Encinitas Golf Course.


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Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa delivers magnificent views. Enjoy unmatched convenience to LEGOLAND® California Resort, the LEGOLAND® Water Park and the SEA LIFE™ Aquarium, all just steps from the resort through the pedestrian entrance.



Renovation work at Grand Pacific Palisades (GPP) has been delayed enough that it likely will interfere with or negatively influence PagodaFest attendees’ experience during their hotel stay.


As a result we are pleased to announce that the PagodaFest event hotel has changed to the brand new Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa located just east and north of the GPP and the Flower Fields:


Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa

5420 Grand Pacific Drive

Carlsbad CA




If you are still looking for a place to stay, the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa would be an excellent option to consider as it is now our official event hotel. You would need to book directly with the hotel or using your preferred travel resource. Unfortunately the block of rooms at our special negotiated rate is fully subscribed, so reservations made at this point would be at the current market rates plus any applicable resort fees, parking and taxes.  However don’t delay as room inventory at the Sheraton is limited and rates are subject to change.

If you believe that you hold a booked reservation at the GPP but did not receive an email with instructions on how to transfer your reservation, please contact PagodaFest immediately.


Alternate Hotels (Close by)
West Inn & Suites
Hilton Garden Inn at Carlsbad
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
Cape Rey Carlsbad
These are just some. There are many more!
Nearby Attractions

Fun, colourful and inspirational, LEGOLAND® is where awesome awaits for families looking for a great day out, or the ultimate shortbreak experience. Each LEGOLAND is bursting with interactive family rides, live shows, building workshops, and amazing attractions, including awe-inspiring Miniland areas reflecting iconic buildings and attractions from the Resort location – all built using the iconic LEGO® brick.
No matter what activity you enjoy, you'll find a beach that's perfect for it. Hiking, biking, diving, surfing, birdwatching, rock hunting and more.
Or maybe just quiet stroll where stress rolls off your shoulders like the waves roll upon the shore.
Conveniently located right off the intersection of I-5 and Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad Premium Outlets® is one of San Diego's premier shopping destinations. Shop more than 90 designer and name-brand outlet stores including Barneys New York Warehouse, Coach, Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors, Nike Factory Store, and more. Stroll through the center's beautiful courtyards with fountains and elegant Tuscan-style architecture. Area attractions include LEGOLAND California, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and the world-renowned Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch. So from the entire team at Carlsbad Premium Outlets®, we hope that you will visit us soon.


If the relaxed, sunny San Diego lifestyle sounds good, then Carlsbad will surely appeal to you. Located in the heart of Southern California, Carlsbad is just 35 miles north of downtown San Diego and 50 miles south of Orange County.
Carlsbad covers 39 square miles with nearly 40 percent dedicated to open space including three lagoons, 46 miles of hiking trails and seven miles of Pacific Ocean coastline.

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