No matter what season you visit San Luis Obispo (SLO) in California’s central coast, you’re bound to find a high-intensity or mellow activity to keep you engaged and entertained. For starters, SLO has 80 miles of coastline that you can surf, paddleboard, kayak, fish, or splash around in. In terms of wine and food, you can visit SLO’s three major wine regions and multiple farm-to-table restaurants.
Not only can you explore the rich and vibrant natural landscapes surrounding SLO, but you can also visit any one of its unincorporated areas for food, fun, and cannabis. Keep in mind, SLO only offers cannabis delivery services, no storefronts. If you’re in SLO, check out these fun activities to do while high.
Thursday Evening Farmer’s Market
Since 1983, San Luis Obispo’s downtown farmer’s market on Thursday evenings has enabled locals and visitors to shop for produce and prepared foods as well as enjoy live entertainment and activities. From 6 to 9 pm, you can scarf down on any cuisine imaginable to satisfy your munchies. Choose from calzones, tri-tip sandwiches, decadent pastries, and more.
Oceano Dunes Preserve
Pismo Beach’s Oceano Dunes Preserve caters to off-road enthusiasts that want to ride over the majestic mounds of sand. Just make sure to ride sober and enjoy your weed later. If ATVs aren’t your thing, walk the dunes by foot or horseback, kiteboard or surf in the adjacent beach, and camp out under the stars to do it again the next day.
Cal Poly’s architecture, design, and engineering students made a nearby canyon home to their 20 experimental structures. Starting at the Cal Poly campus, the three-mile round trip hike takes you through a creek and charming abandoned structures that have been tagged up, but remain as charming as ever. Despite the unintended graffiti artwork, the area is serene and photogenic. You’ll love being in the midst of architectural art.
If you’re in the heart of downtown SLO, make sure to stop by Bubblegum Alley, a 15-foot high and 70-foot long alley covered with fresh and old chewing gum. Despite attempts to take it down over the years, the Bubblegum walls remain. After medicating with cannabis, leave your own mark or take a selfie and enjoy the rest of what downtown SLO has to offer.
Palm Theatre or Sunset Drive-In Theatre
There are plenty of movie theatres to elevate your cannabis experience. Looking for documentaries or indie films to watch? Stop by the small, but endearing Palm Theatre. It’s completely solar-powered, accepts cash only, show independent movies, and is cheap on Mondays. If you’d rather be transported to the 1950s, head to the Sunset Drive-In Theatre with your date or friends.
Monarch Butterfly Grove
Starting late October through February, you can visit Pismo Beach’s Monarch Butterfly Grove, one of only a handful of sites that hosts tens of thousands of butterflies every year during their migration. Among the towering Eucalyptus trees, you’ll see a swath of orange and black hues. Bring a pre-packed picnic lunch and enjoy your high with the butterflies.
San Luis Obispo is essentially smack-dab in the middle of California. You’re close enough to Santa Barbara and Big Sur to keep exploring, especially if you’re on a California road trip. SLO’s stunning scenic landscapes and down-to-earth atmosphere truly make it one of the happiest places on earth.