Vacations are freaking fantastic. Cannabis can also be freaking fantastic, when used wisely. Combining the two is a no-brainer.
The list below includes some of the best weed-friendly travel spots in the country. They each offer something that the others don’t, so you can make them fit your needs. Wanna get back to nature? Done. Wanna spend all night in a club? Done. Consider our food and lodging recommendations a starting point and hit up Google to plan a full itinerary. Or hop in the car and wing it. Either way, a few days spent getting high in a rad city that won’t haul you downtown or ticket you for your vice of choice is a luxury that a lot of people don’t have.
Los Angeles, California
California came out swinging as the first to legalize cannabis for medical use in 1996 and then stalled for some time on the recreational front. Everyone seemed to have a medical card for a hot minute in the late 90s and 2000s. Now, the huge state functions as one of the top destinations for weed enthusiasts and general travelers alike.
We’ve mentioned The Standard, Hollywood as the first hotel with a dispensary in the past, and it’s a genuinely wonderful option for a 420-friendly vacay. But we also think Hicksville Pines Bud & Breakfast is awesome. It’s the first of its kind in the state, and cannabis is cool in all public areas, community vaporizers are provided (so no need to pack paraphernalia), and you can even smoke in room 420. Plus, the décor is wild.
If you want to keep your high going all day long, consider Alchemy Lounge and/or Hitman Coffee Shop, which both require membership (but you can get a day pass). They are amazing creative centers that encourage guests to use cannabis while hanging out and enjoying an espresso and some cool company. These places don’t sell herb (though they do rent rigs), so stop by one of the many local dispensaries before heading out.
As the first state to legalize recreational marijuana use, Colorado has a bit of a jump on the rest of the country. Denver is cool af out of the gate, but its growing cannabis hospitality industry makes it a premier destination for a weed vacation. Before we even get to a place to stay, we want to firmly encourage you to take advantage of services like Loopr, a mobile cannabis lounge, and High End Transportation, a minority- and female-owned weed transportation company. They are worth it.
When it comes to lodgings, you have to get in on the bud and breakfast culture that was born in Denver. If you’re feeling, stay at The Adagio — a Victorian home in a historic neighborhood and the first hotel of its kind. But if you really prefer a standard option, try the 420 Tours inclusion package at the 16th Street Mall Hotel, which offers a complimentary vaporizer rental, Uber/Lyft coupons for first-time riders, dispensary coupons, and local cannabis lifestyle magazines.
There is a ton of great food in Denver, but we love a theme, so we think you should consider one of the city’s brews and bud tours. And, if you want to really give in to the munchies and freaking devour everything in sight, get thee to Ian’s Pizza and order the mac n’ cheese, burrito, or loaded baked potato pizza.
420-Friendly Hotels in Denver, Colorado
As one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana use, Colorado sets itself apart from most other states on this list as an exceptional destination for any 420-enthusiast. In addition to hosting many 420-specific events, Denver, Colorado also provides all the nightlife and notable restaurant destinations you’d expect from any major city — all with a beautiful mountainous backdrop.
Name: Crowne Plaza Denver
Address: 1450 Glenarm Pl, Denver, CO 80202
Approximate Rate: $120 per night
About: This 420-friendly hotel is ideal for cannabis adventurers that aren’t interested in an out-of-the-box experience but still seek high-end lodging as they venture through Denver, Colorado.
Name: The Adagio Bud & Breakfast
Address: 1430 Race St, Denver, CO 80206
Approximate Rate: $300 per night
About: This bud and breakfast is based in a Victorian-era household in “one of Denver’s most historic neighborhoods.” It offers everything you’d expect from a standard bed and breakfast experience, with a few extra special baked goods added in for good measure.
Name: Luxury Cannabis Lofts
Address: Contact Host
Approximate Rate: $400 per night
About: Touted as a “hip cannabis-friendly oasis,” this two-story luxury loft in Denver offers patrons access to numerous unique amenities, including the chance to rent a 12-passenger limo, Tesla Model X and Tesla Model S with a chauffeur.
Seattle is known as The Emerald City not because it bears any relationship to the Wizard of Oz, but because the verdant Pacific Northwest in which it is nestled is breathtakingly green (which I guess you can take as a weed pun as well as a landscape fact). Between the city’s natural beauty, exciting activities, and tons of dispensaries, Seattle is a no-brainer when it comes to picking a weed-friendly destination.
You have some accommodations options, but all of them will have you smoking outside. We like the vibe at this urban Seattle Airbnb, which boasts a hot tub and claims to be cannabis inspired. It’s not terribly different than most offerings in the city. However, we like knowing upfront that a homeowner is cool with cannabis before e spark up, and this lodging’s owner is very accepting. We also want to mention Innthrall (damn, Seattle loves a pun), a kinky b&b with toys and furniture and play spaces for exploring all things erotic. They have created a curtained, heated patio for cannabis use, and it is a treat.
Of course, Seattle also has a vibrant, progressive foodie scene and the restaurants that make it are a solid visit on a vacation. But if you get super high and just want to fill your face with tasty yums in a place no one will judge your heavy-lidded, pink eyes, you gotta go to Beth’s Café, a 24-hour diner. You can mow through a 12-egg omelet and one of the best milkshakes of your life. If you are less couchlocked stoner and more healthy, hiking cannabis enthusiast, hit up Betsutenjin for some dreamy, creamy ramen. It’s not a place where diners are meant to linger, so get in, slurp down some noodles and pork bone broth, and head out for new adventures.
420-Friendly Hotels in Washington, D.C.
If you’re interested in exploring the nation’s capital while taking advantage of the legalization of marijuana, then these lodges might be the perfect solution for when you want to unwind after a lengthy day trip to all of D.C.’s historical hot-spots.
Name: Cannabis Friendly DC Hideaway Suite
Address: Contact host
Approximate Rate: $220 per night
About: This 420-friendly space is located in south-east D.C. in an area that has easy access to public transportation. What you’ll get with this lodging is a one-bedroom, 1,300 square foot space that comes with free samples of cannabis strains and edibles. As a bonus, there is an entertainment area that can serve up to 25 guests, though some restrictions apply.
Name: Herb Oasis in the City
Address: Contact host
Approximate Rate: $75 per night, 2 night minimum
About: This town-home lodge is located in north-east D.C., and it provides patrons with a cannabis treat prepared according to their preferred method of indulgence as well as all the amenities of a regular home. Smoking is allowed on the main floor and patio, while vape pens are allowed in the bedroom. What makes this location standout from others in D.C. is its affordable pricing — at $75 a night, it’s hard for the 420-minded to beat this option.
Most people don’t know that Oregon was the first state in the nation to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis in 1973. From 1999 to 2005, the ratio of residents using pot in the state outpaced the general populace by 32-45 percent. Oregon loves it some cannabis, and though the state has a number of gorgeous areas to visit, Portland with its quirks is a can’t miss travel spot.
It’s probably an obvious pick to suggest you take advantage of the 420 package at Jupiter Hotel because it was the first cannabis-friendly hotel deal in the state, and it has gotten a lot of press. But honestly, it remains a solid set-up for a visit. The hotel is in a great location for walking to bars, restaurants, and shopping. It’s a funky (yet well-maintained) midcentury marvel. And, you get a munchie kit, a vape pen, a t-shirt, and coupons to local dispensaries. All you need is to buy some weed, and you are set.
There’s no rule saying that you have to hit a food truck when you visit Portland, but with over 500 operating, you are really missing out if you don’t. The most famous one is probably Nong’s Khao Man Gai, where they serve signature chicken and rice that people line up to get their hands on. You also have the option of seeing a show and grabbing a bite at the Jupiter’s Doug Fir Lounge, which is world renowned. And, if you are thinking a doughnut sounds great when you are stoned, forget about VooDoo. They are so ten years ago. Right now, the Portland chain doing the most is Blue Star.
Portland, Oregon is well known for its embellishment of alternative lifestyles and attitudes, so it shouldn’t be a shock to anyone that it also offers some of the most “far out” 420-friendly hotels on the list.
Name: The Jupiter
Address: 800 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
Approximate Rate: $140 per night
About: If there’s any questioning the openness of The Jupiter hotel to 420 travelers, let the fact that it features Oregon’s first cannabis-friendly hotel package put your mind at ease. Although the package doesn’t include any of the green stuff itself, it provides you with everything you need on your at-home trip. Add to this the fact that the two hotels consist of vintage and modern housing options and you’re set for the full Portland experience.
Name: Mt. Scott Manor
Address: 12570 SE Callahan Rd, Happy Valley, OR 97086
Approximate Rate: $120 per night
About: Although it is not directly located in Portland, this manor in Happy Valley, Oregon is close enough. And it gives patrons access to a 24/7 breakfast bar alongside a grand room with a piano and fireplace. This is one of the less eccentric and more wholesome lodges near Portland.
Name: The Eastmoreland Retreat
Address: Contact host
Approximate Rate: $85 per night
About: The Eastmoreland Retreat is a 420-friendly, two-bedroom airbnb based in Portland that has an affordable price as well as cannabis equipment accompanying standard lodging amenities.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas is fun no matter how you slice it. It is, after all, America’s Playground. But with the legalization of recreational cannabis sales in Nevada in 2017, the fun-meter is dialed to 11.
There are a fair number of Las Vegas hotels that will accommodate cannabis use, but we think travel should be fun and exciting and there is no reason to visit Vegas and book a cookie cutter room. That’s why we love Clairbnb, the bed and breakfast brainchild of 2011 Playmate of the Year and former headliner at The Stratosphere, Clair Sinclair. This weed-friendly space blocks from Fremont Street in downtown is too cool. Every room is themed and meticulously designed. From the Swingin’ 70s Suite to the Vintage Glitz Suite, you will be impressed. Plus, any pictures you take while you are there will be fire because they all look like movie sets.
Alright, you are gonna hit the strip for sure, and if you have killer munchies, chances are you will head into the first buffet you see and get your goddamn money’s worth. But if you want to set a mood and embrace an old-school Vegas treasure (not to mention pretend you are Robert De Niro or Sharon Stone in Casino or anyone in Showgirls), you have to hit The Peppermill. The service is friendly, the food is decent (breakfast all day, yo), and the drinks are creative. But it’s the neon lights and the straight up nostalgia that make it awesome. Be sure to spend some time in the Fireside Lounge while you are there. A few pics of you lounging near the famed fire pit that sits over water will make your vacation shots complete.
420-Friendly Hotels in Las Vegas, Nevada
Perhaps no other city on this list is as notorious for promoting indulgent activities than Las Vegas, Nevada. And fortunately for the cannabis-smoking crowd, recreational marijuana is now legalized in Sin City. If your journey to Vegas doesn’t just revolve around gambling and you’re in the mood for a carefree smoke of the green leaf, then here are some 420-friendly hotels that will help you top off your inevitable bank account-busting trip.
Name: The 420 Executive Experience
Address: Contact host
Approximate Rate: $300 per night
About: This bud and breakfast experience offers cannabis adventurers a unique 420 experience with access to a fully stocked bud bar, personal chef, chauffeur and cleaner as well as “transportation to and from the LAS airport.” It also gives its patrons freedom to smoke inside, outside and in the lounge area.
Name: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Address: 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Approximate Rate: $300 to $600 per night for one bedroom
About: For those that are looking for a luxury 420-friendly hotel that’s right on the Las Vegas Strip, the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is an attractive option. It features numerous shopping, restaurant and entertainment options in addition to all the other things you’d expect from a 5-star hotel … and it’s smoke friendly.
Name: ARIA Resort & Casino
Address: 3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89158
Approximate Rate: $400 per night
About: For the 420 traveler who is more gambling focused, the Aria Resort & Casino offers ideal amenities, along with nightclubs and 24-hour bars. Its casino options include poker, slots, table games and race and sports booking, among several other options.
Anchorage can be a year-round destination if a subarctic winter climate and near total absence of sun doesn’t scare you, but we would recommend taking your vacation during warmer months when the area is truly a natural wonder to behold.
There are some accommodations in the area that will look the other way if you vape while staying as a guest, but we prefer to stay places that are totally down with cannabis culture, which is why we can’t like this Anchorage Airbnb. Blocks from downtown, this home is completely 420-friendly and has a great yard with a hammock, outdoor games, smoker, and barbeque to enjoy when the weather is nice. It’s a nice homebase for exploring the city, including nearby dispensaries, where you can stock up on weed to enjoy once you get back to your lodgings.
As cannabis was made legal by a ballot initiative in 2014, the state has had time to develop their weed scene a fair bit but it’s still illegal to smoke pot outdoors and the city hasn’t provided safe indoor spaces to do it since shutting down the city’s last remaining cannabis club. If you go to Anchorage for a weed-friendly trip, the laws of Alaska pretty much mean you are going to have fun at some dispensaries and get high at your lodgings while enjoying a really cool city. While you are there, be sure to score a pie from Moose’s Tooth Pub & Pizzeria, a local institution and the maker of a mac n’ cheese pizza with reindeer sausage, as well as the Shrimp Fiesta pizza. Be prepared to wait because everybody loves this place.
For a few years, Massachusetts wasn’t getting many tourists looking to explore the state’s weed culture because though it was legal to possess, sales didn’t become legal until July 1, 2018. This put people in the difficult position of having to choose between the risk of getting popped traveling with cannabis or trying to find it once they arrived. That should be changing soon, although it remains an issue.
Lodgings that profess to be 420-friendly are still hard to find. Though there was a company poised to establish themselves in the area, difficulty with federal laws forced them to pause their brand. You are, therefore, left primarily with private lodgings. We recommend hitting up the website Bud & Breakfast for a rental. They range in set-up, but there are totally some perfect ones. We are big fans of the rental that comes with an ounce of cannabis. Medical grade pot and the option to smoke indoors? Yes, please.
Once you find yourself comfortably high in Boston, you have your choice of completely delectable munchies. Word on the street is that you have to try the Shadowless duck fat fries at Shojo. Hand-cut Russets are fried twice in bubbling duck fat, then topped with mapo tofu and a cheese sauce made of kimchi brine, American cheese, and gelatin. Or, hit up Citrus & Salt for some coastal Mexican cuisine that includes an inspired take on elote using Flamin’ Hot Cheeto crumbs.
Here we go again. You can possess recreational cannabis legally in Vermont, but cannot yet purchase it. And, this is why cannabis tourism is growing and thriving on the west coast and just has not picked up out east yet. It will, soon enough. In the meantime, there are still a ton of cool cities to visit and nice weed-friendly scenes. Burlington is just such a town with just such a scene.
When it comes to accommodations, we like our stays with some character. That’s why we suggest you opt for an Airbnb stay when you go to Burlington. For a relatively low price, you can stay at the Fresh and Funky apartment downtown. It’s a two-bedroom unit in a classic home that has been painted in a variety of bright hues and filled with unique furniture. Plus, there is a whirlpool tub and a costume closet. You’ll be able to take some great photos here, as well as really enjoy getting high and hanging out.
Though you can’t settle in to a restaurant, brewery, or bar and start vaping away, the Airbnb option puts you walking distance to downtown, so you can totally pre-game. Then, it’s time to have some beer because Vermont has the most craft breweries per capita, and Burlington is no slouch. Start at Fiddlehead, move to Magic Hat, head to Switchback, and wind things up at Citizen Cider. Also, maybe it’s trite, but get all the maple syrup that you can. In addition to downing crepes and pancakes, search for a maple creemee (creemeee is Vermonter for soft serve).