San Diego is a very special place, so we decided to HIGHlight a few of our favorite spots to consume. FWIW, you won’t find a lot of these destinations on your average list of things to do in San Diego. So, add some of these locations to your adventures and experience America’s Finest City in a whole new way with the best places to get high in San Diego. *Note: consume responsibly and NOT in public.
Hidden amidst the trees on the hillsides of La Jolla, the swings aren’t very easy to find, and getting there requires hiking up from the Expedition Way. Perched on cliffs, the swings will give you one of the most ridiculous views of the Pacific Ocean x La Jolla. It’s also a great place to sneak a toke before swinging.
Self-Realization Fellowship Meditation Gardens
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Self-Realization Fellowship Meditation Gardens offers plenty of things to check out while stoned: colorful plants, meditation nooks, koi ponds, and ridiculous ocean views. The Meditation Gardens are specifically designed for prayer, meditation and self-reflection — so, leave the sativa strains at home. Also, probably best to consume in your parked car before cruising in.
Stonewall Peak Summit
STONEwall? It’s in the title. With its steep terrain and 4-mile roundtrip length, this trail provides an excellent adventure for the stoner with strong lungs. Its 5,700-foot summit provides dope views including the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Back in the day, native Kumeyaay people ruled these lands. You can pay respect while hitting your own peace pipe.
For the uninitiated, Soledad Mountain provides panoramic views of La Jolla, as well as Mission Bay, downtown, and Clairemont to the east. At its peak is the National Veterans Memorial, so be mindful of those around you. Overall, the views and hidden trails are so bountiful, it’s worth the trip up for your next smoking sesh.
Believe it or not, Chula Vista is home to massive 40-feet-tall salt mountains. Home to the South Bay Salt Works, the second-oldest business in San Diego, it’s one of only two salt ponds in California. Unfortunately, you can’t climb it because it’s on private property. But, you can find adjacent trails with sweet views and places to get stoned.
Torrey Pines Glider Point
From high atop the bluffs is a dramatic view of La Jolla, Scripps Pier, and the coastline stretching north. Get baked on a nearby bench as nudies frolic on the shores of Blacks Beach and paragliders try to get as high as you. Speaking of, if you get the munchies, you can grab awesome food at Cliffhanger Cafe.
A short drive or ferry ride from downtown San Diego, Centennial Park rests on the shore of Coronado Island — the area closest to the downtown waterfront. Reflected in the calm waters of the bay are dozens of San Diego’s biggest high-rises, one of the most impressive skylines in the United States. Important to note, Coronado is gnarly conservative, so keep the weed activity on the DL before soaking in the views.
Spanning over 1,200 acres, Balboa Park has a plethora of cool spots for your next smoking sesh. With several trails throughout the park, there are ample opportunities to get high but be mindful of your surroundings. After consuming, a visit to the Natural History Museum, Timken Museum of Art, Automotive Museum, and Air & Space Museum are always a stoney (yet informative) adventure. If you rather hang outdoors, check out the Japanese Friendship Garden. With koi ponds, bonsai trees, a teahouse, and garden tours, it’s sure to rock your stoned dome.