LA is one of the world’s great cities: Sprawling, sometimes a little chaotic, brimming with life and love and incredible food. And…cannabis!
Yes, “cannabis tourism” is a thing, and it’s a genuine pleasure to treat out-of-state visitors to their very first legal marijuana purchase. Of course, their second question—right after “you’re sure this is legal?!?”—is: What are some things to do in LA?
So with that in mind, we rounded up a handful of some of our favorite activities for tourists and for locals. Taken together, they’ll give you a little taste of this wild, wonderful and one-of-a-kind place we call home!
Higher Path’s Top Things to Do in LA
2800 E Observatory Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
One of LA’s true hidden gems, this hilltop observation point is the perfect stopover for those of us with our heads in the clouds! Offering stellar views of both Los Angeles and the cosmos, you’re sure to find your wonder rekindled here. Admission to the building and grounds is free, making this a great site for a picnic as well.
And don’t forget to stop by Runyon Canyon Hike! Not only will you have some great selfie moments, you just may spot that A-lister you’ve been crushing on!
Santa Monica and Venice Beach Bike Adventure Tours
Various locations; visit www.tripadvisor.com guide for details
Los Angeles gets a bad rap for being a bike-unfriendly city. And while it’s true you may not want to pedal around downtown, there are few experiences as awe-inspiring as bicycling down the stunning beaches of the Pacific Ocean. If you’re not up for feeling the burn, many of these tour operators offer an electric bike option.
Universal Studios Hollywood
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
There are many movie-themed experiences to be had in Tinseltown, but this one may take the cake. This huge theme park features movie-themed rides and experiences—Summer 2019 brings Jurassic World™ — The Ride—as well as restaurants, shops, shows and much more. It’s an immersive experience, and one you’ll not soon forget!
1200 Getty Center Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90049
On the other end of the spectrum, the Getty Museum is an otherworldly dip into art history, architecture, and the pleasures of a quiet and reflective palace of fine art. Occupying a stunning hilltop site north of Santa Monica, this world-class museum serves as a living reminder why Los Angeles is one of the nation’s—and the world’s—preeminent cultural destinations. Admission is free, though parking is typically $20.
The Higher Path
14080 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
What’s that, you say? End your tour of LA with a visit to our dispensary? We think you should BEGIN it here in beautiful Sherman Oaks. You’ll find incredible restaurants, real-world knowledge about how to safely and effectively use cannabis, and so much more! Come on by, we’d love to meet you!