The High Points - Visiting the Golden State

March 30, 2018

From the lush redwood forests, high mountain peaks and seasonless Lake Tahoe, to the desert, and maverick Nor-Cal waves, there is no shortage of bucket-list places to visit in California.

So when it comes to making an agenda of things to do in California, we figured, why not start from the top? Whether you’re here for the first time or just a California native playing tourist, there is a long lineup of desirable destinations waiting for you, no matter what floats your boat.

One way to experience it all is to sit back and relax on the prized Coast Starlight Train which travels from Seattle down to Los Angeles. Making multiple stops throughout the Golden State. Beginning with Dunsmuir, right below the Oregon border in the Trinity mountains, this quintessential old California railroad town coined “Home of the best water on earth,” whose collection of waterfalls, crags and lakes (oh my), make for a historical and picturesque first stop. Not a bad place to pack your favorite vape (we think our Vetiver Vape when is perfect for communing with the great outdoors) and go for a day-hike!

The colorful, varied and gorgeous landscape rolls by and a little under three hundred miles south brings you to the San Francisco Bay Area, home of the Golden Gate Bridge. You’ll immediately be met with world-renowned restaurants, craft coffees, beers, incredible vistas, and nightlife - not to mention; this is also one of the countless great spots you can have your favorite BMS products delivered right to wherever you are.

We recommend debarking and unwinding with a nibble or two of our gourmet brownie infused with just the right dose of weed and take a cable car ride up the hilly streets, walk across the Golden Gate Bridge in the fog, amble down to Sausalito and have a moment in town where you wonder if you’re actually in the Italian Riviera - yes, it’s that beautiful!

The train line offers tons of opportunities to stretch your legs during the various stops along the way down. Explore San Luis Obispo, known as SLO-Cal for its chill pace, easy vibe, and beloved Pismo Beach. And, don’t miss Santa Barbara, with its exceptional hiking trails (try Inspiration Point for views worth the 3.5 mile trek - may we suggest enjoying our Juniper Vape, it’s light and refreshing), stunning beaches and gardens like Ganna Walksa Lotusland, described as a “37-acre botanical nirvana,” need we say more?

Another hour or so south, you’ll reach Los Angeles, and the train ride ends this leg of the journey, but also where another adventure begins.

Check out the Getty Museum (which only charges for parking, not admission), the gardens alone will blow your mind. Or perhaps you’re looking to find your inner child at Disneyland, no matter your age, it’s still the happiest place on earth! And when you’re ready to leave it all behind and find yourself, drive about two hours east to Joshua Tree, where the desert, and all its magic, awaits!  

But truthfully, to get the classic California experience, you don’t need to go any further than the coast.

Looking to shore up all that screen time? Try dipping your toes into the Pacific. Not sure which beach to hit up, may we suggest, well, all of them. But just in case you need specifics: Muir Beach possesses that soulful Northern California vibe, with the redwoods close by; this, is a day trip worth taking. About 2.5 hours south, Carmel City Beach in Carmel is a smaller yet hugely beautiful beach complete with an occasional porpoise sighting, super dog-friendly sands and easy to access shell-scouting from this seaside hamlet. Next up, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park about 26 miles south of Carmel in heavenly Big Sur, features an 80-foot waterfall that cascades into the ocean (not mention, away from the coast in the same park, you can visit some of the most breathtaking coastal redwoods you’ll ever see). And if you’re into a vintage southern California beach feel, you can’t miss the Santa Monica State Beach with its iconic Ferris wheel and pier, and that true blue Southern California beach scene that genuinely inspires good vibrations.

And if you’re taking Highway 1 down, you may discover your own favorite spot; the coastline views and beaches are endless!

But, no matter if you prefer your high to be closer to the ground or to reach new altitudes in the Sierras, if you ask us, the perfect companion to enjoying all of what California has to offer are the luxury cannabis collections Big Moon Sky has curated just for you - and, you’re in luck, because we deliver right to you throughout the state!

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