The Best Pumpkin Patches in San Diego
It is officially the best time of the year, FALL! And there is no better way to get into the fall spirit than visiting a San Diego pumpkin patch. Although technically San Diego doesn’t get much fall weather, we make up for it with a plethora of pumpkin patches in the county. Below I’m sharing all the details on the best pumpkin patches and other fall activities in San Diego this season!
Carlsbad Strawberry Company
Located in North County this pumpkin patch is the local favorite. Not only does it have the best selection of pumpkins to choose from but there are fall games for kids, fall-inspired food stands (get the corn and thank me later), tractor rides, a corn maze and so much more! It’s a great fall activity for everyone to enjoy (family-friendly and dog-friendly). It opens on September 16th to November 6th and is open from 9 am -7 pm daily.
- Address: 1050 Cannon Road, Carlsbad, CA, 92008
- Cost $5 to enter kids under 5 free
Bates Nuts Farm
Located in Valley Center this pumpkin patch in San Diego is great for kids. Not only does it have plenty of pumpkins but you can enjoy farm animals and events throughout October as well. For a calendar of events check out their website. Finally, it opens this year on Saturday, September 17th-October 31st from 9 am – 5 pm daily.
- Address: 15954 Woods Valley Road, Valley Center, CA 92082
- Cost $5 to park during October but otherwise, admission is free.
Oma’s Family Farm
Located in East County this is another great option for a fun fall day trip. It’s extremely family-friendly and they offer endless activities for kinds. Including wagon rides, a play area, and even a pedal cart tricycle race track. Finally, the pumpkin patch opens on September 27th – October 29th, 2022.
- Address: 14950 El Monte Rd, Lakeside, CA 92040
- Tickets need to be purchased online prior to arriving for a time slot.
- No dogs allowed
- 10 am to 7 pm (closed on Sundays and Mondays).
- Cost $9 for adults ($11 on Saturdays) and $17 for kids (includes a pumpkin and access to play areas)
This family-owned pumpkin patch has two locations in San Diego. One in La Jolla and one in Mission Beach. They are both on the smaller side but that is what makes this place charming! They offer pumpkin painting, pumpkin bowling, and even rent out space for birthday parties (for all your October babies). Finally, they are open October 1st – October 31st from 11 am – 8 pm Monday-Thursday and 10 am to 9 pm Friday-Sunday.
- Mission Beach Address: 3190 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109
- La Jolla Address: 6710 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037
- Free parking and entrance
PB Pumpkin Patch
Another family-owned pumpkin patch is located in Pacific Beach. I would describe this lot as quality over quantity. It may be smaller than the other lots but the selection of pumpkins here is top-notch. They also offer free pumpkin carving and pumpkin painting for kids and are dog-friendly. Finally, they are open October 1st-October 31st Monday – Friday 1-0 am – 10 pm and Saturday & Sunday 8 am – 10 pm.
Mountain Valley Ranch
Located in Ramona this ranch offers many kid activities along with a huge selection of pumpkin picking. You can enjoy a petting zoo, corn mazes, and hayrides. It’s open from September 24th – October 31st, 2022.
- Admission is free
- Open every day from 9 am – 6 pm.
- Address: 842 Highway 78, Ramona, CA 92065
There are 5 pumpkin station locations to choose from in San Diego. All locations offer free admission and parking and an array of great-quality pumpkins to choose from. The locations are:
- Mission Valley
- Del Mar
- Rancho Bernardo
- National City
For a full list of what they offer and individual addresses head to their website.
Fall Activities in San Diego
Finally, pumpkin patches are not the only way to get into the fall spirit here in San Diego. There are also some fun activities you can do for all my fall lovers. Check out my Ultimate Guide to Fall Activities in San Diego!
Well, there ya have it! Thank you for reading my “Best Pumpkin Patches in San Diego” guide. I hope you have the best fall season and if there is anything fall-like that I missed please leave them below in the comments. For more things to do in San Diego head to my “Ultimate San Diego Travel Guide“.
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