Which City Is The Best For Weed And Vacation?

Which City Is The Best For Weed And Vacation?

Upgraded Points released new data revealing the best and worst U.S. cities for a 'Canna-cation,' including the most and least expensive cities to explore bud.

The travel experts analyzed 50 major cities where recreational marijuana is legal. The researchers considered 10 ranking factors strongly related to weed tourism, including weed-friendly rentals, guided cannabis tours, 420-experiences, dispensaries, costs, and more.

Three Colorado cities rounded out the top 10 list, with Denver leading the way at No. 1, followed by Boulder (4), and Colorado Springs (8). Additionally, two California cities scored high, with Oakland and San Jose coming in at No. 3 and 9, respectively. Nevada made an appearance with both Henderson (7) and Las Vegas (10) making the list. Portland, ME was the only Eastern city to make the top 10.

While the West may be cheaper to explore bud, Northern states have the highest costs associated with cannabis vacations: Burlington, Vermont (#4), Bridgeport, Connecticut (#5), and Boston, Massachusetts (#9) are three of the most expensive cities for a trip.

Key findings

  • The most cost-efficient destinations for a cannabis vacation are Oakland, California. and Spokane, Washington, where a tourist can enjoy a four-day "canna-cation" for $1,068 and $1,135, respectively. Vacations in both cities are over 22% cheaper than the national average cost of $1,262.

  • The best city for a cannabis vacation overall is Denver, home to 19 guided cannabis bus tours and 64 licensed dispensaries for every 100,000 people.

  • The cost of a cannabis vacation is noticeably cheaper in western states like Colorado, California, and Washington where adult, recreational weed usage has been legal for 6 to 10 years.
    An ounce of weed is most expensive in Washington, D.C., Virginia, Illinois, and Vermont. In D.C., an ounce of high-quality dope costs $590.50 –– almost twice the national average cost of $294.68.

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