Even though cannabis tourism in California is still in its budding infancy, it is as abundant as the diverse Golden State itself. The same spirit that has always driven food and wine enthusiasts to California now drives cannabis enthusiasts to explore the activities and adventures that showcase this intoxicating plant with its heady culture and promising future.
Beyond the typical tourism activities that offer programs for tourists to immerse themselves into these cultures temporarily, entrepreneurs and businesses alike are rushing to create cannabis-centric experiences for eagerly awaited visitors. Here are some of the exciting cannabis-infused California style vacation destinations with something for everyone interested in finding out more about the outlaw to law journey of cannabis, the most famous crops in the area, and super cool new products.
The Emerald Triangle
The remote and rugged counties of Humboldt, Mendocino, and Trinity can arguably be said to grow the most famous cannabis crops in California where the legendary cannabis plant has always been revered for its quality and potency. The trip commences in Hopland, Emerald Pharms. Enjoy vaping and yoga on the deck surrounded by vernal ponds and redwoods.
Based in Arcata, Humboldt Cannabis Tours will take you to small outdoor cannabis farms, behind the scenes at cannabis-oil production facilities, and inside dispensaries. Certain landowners of private properties allow visitors to smoke cannabis from some of Humboldt’s top crops.
The best place to stay is at Feeling Groovy on Eagle Creek Ranch, California’s first fully-fledged cannabis resort. Situated in Trinity Center on a gold rush era property it features a daily cannabis bar as well as wellness and education programs. Plan your trip around Humboldt events like the Cannifest in Eureka during April where judged glass and cannabis competitions are held as well as discussion panels and games like a growing medium pebble toss. In November the Golden Trap Awards are held in Redway that highlights greenhouse growing. At Hempfest growers and activists gather in November at the community center that was built from pot money.
The Coachella Valley
Renewed interest in cannabis has revitalized some of the hot spring hotels of the region and those aging, mid-century resorts popular with leathery sun lovers and Europeans in the past. Areas like Desert Hot Springs, Joshua Tree, Palm Springs, and Cathedral City are booming with large grow facilities, high-end dispensaries, and cannabis-friendly resorts that belie their sun-bleached, barren surroundings. Resorts like the O Resort & Spa, Desert Hot Springs Inn, and Living Waters Spa offer guests a place by the pool where they can vape and smoke outside as smoking is not allowed in the rooms. Find more Cannabis news by visiting ganjatimes.fr
In the San Jacinto Mountains, just an hour’s drive from Palm Springs lies a cluster of colorful chalets called Hicksville Pines. No smoking is allowed inside the cottages but one of the chalets, decorated stoner style, has an in-room vaporizer available.
Plan your trip around high-end cannabis-inspired outdoor dinner events held near Joshua Tree and hosted by High Dining with well-crafted menus including pot-infused fare.