What’s Blooming in Lompoc?
After the torrential winter rains made way for the warm California sunshine, wildflowers have begun blooming in droves. People are clamoring to get a glimpse of the amazing spectacle known as ‘super blooms’ happening all over the Golden State.
Wondering where to find them and when? Well, you’re in luck because we’ve put together a list of the best places to see wildflowers in Lompoc!
This 14-mile stretch of road if blooming from Lompoc to Jalama beach. Expect to see patches of California Poppies, bush daisies, owl’s clover, and star thistle.
If you are traveling Northbound to Lompoc; once you exit onto highway 1 there are flowers blooming almost the entire way to Lompoc. The roadsides are painted with wild sweet peas, forget me nots and mustard plants.
Drum Canyon Road runs from highway 246 to Los Alamos, for about twelve miles you can enjoy California poppies, baby blue eyes, lupine, sweet peas and much more!
Santa Rosa Rd
If you head South on highway 1 to Santa Rosa toward Buellton, you will drive through 20 beautiful miles of vineyards, wineries and patches of blooms. Expect to see mustard plants, California poppies, lupine, filaree and more scattered throughout the hillside.
On the way to Ocean Beach Park via Ocean Park Road, you will see wildflower patches, but the super blooms take over when you enter the park itself. Along the estuary, there is a blanket of bush daisies, mustard, ice plants, morning glories, and much more!
Before You Go…
Keep in mind that blooms only last weeks or even days depending on the varietals of flowers, but we’ve got you covered! Check out our flower tracker for weekly updates on what’s in bloom! Or spend a weekend exploring all of the different bloom sites by booking a hotel in Lompoc start planning your trip today!