Contributor: Keith Cameron
San Francisco is a stoner’s paradise. It has been that way for decades. Even in the 60’s, this quaint 49-square mile city surrounded by crashing tides and stunning oceanic landscapes, has served as the epicenter for all things entertaining and amazing…especially for avid marijuana enthusiasts.
With a city so expansive and dense, it can be hard to figure out what to do with one’s day – especially if you have just fired up a joint (or two) with some close buds. That is why this uber-informative breakdown of SF-related activities was assembled in the first place. So, feel free to pack another bowl or roll up another spliff, and allow me to guide you through some of the best “can’t miss” things to do while in San Francisco.
10. Lombard Street
Like many of my fellow stoners, I love doing weird, trippy stuff when I am a little stoned. What is more “trippy” than taking a little stroll down the most crooked street in the world? Obviously, I don’t recommend getting behind the wheel after a session – especially if Lombard Street is your route. But there is nothing wrong with taking a little stoned walk down the most windy street in the country after a smoke sesh. Or, even better, have a rideshare driver do all the “heavy lifting” for you, as you and your stoned pals take in all the iconic twists and turns that this legendary street has to offer.
Hyde St. & Lombard St.
9. Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory
One of my favorite activities to enjoy after firing up some dank, is learning – mostly about how things that I love get made. Usually, such an educational event is only available through documentaries or informative television series, but not in San Francisco. If you find yourself stoned and anywhere near Chinatown, you have to hit up Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory. Here, you can watch experts carefully construct message-filled cookies for their patrons – and it doesn’t cost a thing. Well, it does cost 50 cents if you want to take a picture – but who doesn’t have a couple spare quarters roaming around their pockets these days?
56 Ross Alley,
San Francisco, CA 94108
8. Pier 39
Street performers, local artists, award-winning restaurants, stellar shopping options…I mean, this list of things to do at Pier 39 goes on and on. You can truly get the most out of the experience by simply walking around. Oh, and if you do find yourself in this popular tourist destination while stoned, be sure to linger on the pier, itself. Chances are a crew of chunky sea lions are out on a dock soaking up some rays – and those dudes are always a blast to watch.
(Just past Bay Street, along the water)
7. Hike ‘Lands End’
Another cost-free activity on this list, the trail at Lands End is not only fun to experience post-smoke-session, but it offers up some of the more stunning views of the city, and surrounding bay. It’s located in the heart of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Plus, this trail can be pretty desolate at times, so you know what they say, “smoke ‘em, if you got ‘em” and enjoy the scenic landscape.
680 Point Lobos Ave,
San Francisco, CA 94121
6. The Golden Gate Bridge
There is absolutely nothing MORE San Francisco than The Golden Gate Bridge. Many natives aren’t considered true residents until they walk across this landmark – at least once. Honestly, why wouldn’t they? There is an overwhelming sense of history and pride that takes over the second you plant that first fateful step on this illustrious bridge. Driving across it is fine, but firing up a bowl or two in the parking lot before trekking across this monumental achievement of engineering is next-level incredible.
Toll Plaza Bus Stop,
Golden Gate Bridge,
5. Japanese Tea Garden
Peace and serenity go hand-in-hand with a stoned tourist, don’t you agree? The picturesque environment that the Japanese Tea Garden provides is unlike anything else in the city. Personally, I would suggest finding a comfy place to “set up shop” and let the peaceful nature of this location take over your stoned body and mind. I guarantee you will leave this place feeling more calm than you did going in – especially if you are high.
75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr,
San Francisco, CA 94118
4. Cruise In A Cable Car
Second to The Golden Gate Bridge (as far as San Francisco icons are concerned) are the famous Cable Cars that climb up and down the steep hills al