CANNABIS TOURISM: 420-FRIENDLY VACATION IDEAS
According to Forbes, 29 percent of all active leisure travelers (and 18 percent of all Americans) are interested in cannabis-related activities while on vacation.
It should come at no surprise that cannabis tourism continues to be on the rise due to more states legalizing adult use or recreational cannabis.
In adult-use states like Massachusetts, entrepreneurs have stepped up to offer elevated experiences like cannabis infused fine dining, bud and breakfasts, and cannabis friendly bus tours that take you behind the scenes and give you a closer look at the industry.
Whether you want a 420 friendly hotel, a culinary experience, or a cannabis-friendly activity to add to your calendar, we’ve collected six options that cater to cannabis enthusiasts of all interests.
1. ALL INCLUSIVE 420 VACATIONS
Sometimes planning a vacation can feel like a full-time job. Leave the details to the experts in Denver at My 420 Tours to lock down your accommodations and activities for you. Creating a stress-free cannabis-focused trip with little effort and high reward.
From staying in a 420-friendly hotel downtown and being greeted with a gift bag to round-trip airport transportation and a cannabis-infused massage – it’ll be hard to not extend your trip.
Those who book an all inclusive package with My 420 Tours will also get to choose from a selection of experiences, including Sushi & Joint Rolling Classes, Greenhouse Grow Tours, Chronic & Cocktails Experiences, and more to elevate their stay.
2. BUD AND BREAKFAST
Whether you’re looking for a place to post up on your next international vacation or planning a staycation around your favorite herbal refreshment, Bud and Breakfast is the ultimate source for finding flower friendly accommodations in the most weed friendly cities in the world.
From boutique hotels and inns to home rentals and actual bed and breakfasts, there are locations spanning the globe that all promise a more elevated experience. Going beyond the usual hostel or campground to offer 420-friendly stays that are both comfortable and memorable.
Whether you’re looking for a treehouse in Colorado Springs or even a stunning villa in Jamaica – Bud and Breakfast has you covered with the best cannabis friendly hotels.
3. FIRST-EVER CANNABIS FRIENDLY ART CLASSES
Looking to experience something a little different while exploring a new city? Let the instructors at Puff, Pass, & Paint guide your vacation crew through a 420-friendly painting class where you are encouraged to light up and lean into your artistic instincts.
All attendees are provided with 1.5 hours of instruction, an 11” x 14” canvas, painting supplies, and tablecloths to keep your space tidy while you create your masterpiece. Just be sure to BYOB (Bring Your Own Bud).
Classes are available in multiple destinations, including Orlando, FL and Brooklyn, NY, and private parties can be amplified with add-ons like karaoke, party bus transportation, and cannabis-infused catering.
4. PRIVATE PARTIES WITH CHEF NICK E. AND THE KITHCEN
From private parties and events to “Hot Box” meal kits and cooking clinics, The Kithcen is here to approach cannabis gastronomy from the perspective of plant medicine and sustainability.
Led by Boston, MA local, Chef Nick E., The Kithcen sources ingredients for their programming regionally and focuses on seasonality to ensure your experience is unforgettable.
Whether you’re planning a birthday party, upscale 420 celebration, or intimate anniversary dinner — a personalized family style or multi-course meal from the Kithcen will surely delight everyone in attendance.
5. CANNABIS INFUSED FINE DINING
If you’re heading to New England this year, consider booking a private cannabis-infused dinner with Eat Sacrilicious. The dinner series offers private fine dining experiences with five to eight courses, each featuring ingredients like cannabis oils and butters that enhance the effect of the meal. Meals are served in intimate settings around the Boston-area and may feature guest chefs, such as Top Chef finalist Joe Sasto.
Each dish is themed to complement the flavor structure of the cultivar, making each bite mouthwateringly delicious. And throughout the meal, the hosts share information on what is being consumed at your culinary cannabis experience.
6. ULTIMATE CANNABIS GROW FACILITY TOUR
This 5-hour luxury cannabis tour in the San Diego area takes visitors to a cultivation facility, a manufacturing laboratory, and local dispensaries. Visitors can enjoy their own cannabis on the bus, as well as, free water and snacks throughout the day. These cannabis tours also include trivia and games with a chance to win prizes.
Throughout the tour, attendees will get to learn about the life cycle of the cannabis plant, from seed to sale, getting up-close-and-personal with more than 20,000 cannabis plants. Smoking and cannabis consumption is allowed on the bus, which is considered a private location, so all local laws are followed.
7. CULTIVAR AND DRINK PAIRINGS
Puff Puff Pour is a 2-hour event in Oregon where attendees get to sample either three unique cultivars or single cultivars from three farms, along with beverage pairings.
Sample cannabis along with microbrew beers, wines and ciders, small batch spirits, cold brew coffee, drinking vinegars, kombuchas, and fruit or vegetable beverages. Guests are guided through the tasting by a trained budtender and are able to follow along with a printed guide.
Each event is free to attendees 21 and older and is held in a licensed venue. Free transportation home is provided to anyone who requests it.
BOOK A 420-FRIENDLY VACATION
With cannabis tourism booming, you can now build an itinerary around activities that you enjoy. Keep in mind that laws vary from state to state, so be sure to familiarize yourself with local regulations prior to traveling, especially if you choose to travel with cannabis.
Our Happy Valley Hosts can suggest cannabis-friendly things to do in the Boston area, and they are willing to answer any questions that you have about cannabis in general. Additionally, if you’re traveling to Boston, be sure to visit our East Boston dispensary, located one mile north of the Boston Logan International Airport.
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