It’s almost spring and the weather is getting better and better with each passing day. Pretty soon, summer will be here, and it’ll be time to relax, unwind and take a much-needed road trip. Today, we’re breaking down the absolute best places to smoke around the U.S., with a recommendation for the ONE thing you must do when visiting each of them.
And of course, we’re going to be your smoking guide and recommend a “toolkit” for each (the goodies you should bring).
If you are a smoker looking to have an amazing adventure this year in some of the most beautiful places in America, that happen to be some of the most amazing places to have an epic smoking experience, then look no further than the list below.
The Grand Canyon, Arizona
The Grand Canyon is legendary as one of the most astonishing sites in the entire world. The massive canyon is unlike any other, over one mile deep, 18 miles wide, and 277 miles long.
The source of its breathtaking beauty comes from the fact that nearly two billion years of Earth’s geological history have been exposed over the last 5-6 million years by the Colorado River and its tributaries. The smoking is incredible here for that almost out-of-body experience that comes with seeing a landmark so astonishingly massive.
The ONE thing you must do: Visit Havasu Falls. There may be nothing more beautiful and astonishing than the orange-red cliffs offset with bright turquoise water flowing from the behemoth waterfalls. It’s the look and feel of the ocean combined with the vastness of the desert canyons.
Recommended Toolkit: On the rim of the canyon, you’ll want to watch out for the wind which can quickly whip up. We recommend bringing torch and rolling papers to make for comfortable smoking on the edge of the canyon.
Yosemite National Park, California-Nevada
Epic waterfalls, enormous sequoias, and magnificent cliffs – all brimming with abundant wildlife – these are the sights that make Yosemite truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Everywhere you look, you’ll find the gorgeous nature to be almost too much to take in.
The activities are almost as numerous as the sights: hiking, river rafting, fishing, horseback riding, golfing, swimming – whatever you can imagine, Yosemite likely has it.
The ONE thing you must do: Hike Mist Trail. It’s a 600-step granite staircase to one of the most beautiful views you’ll ever see, enhanced by the fact that you’ll be in the midst of a massive waterfall during the entire climb.
Recommended Toolkit: Taking your bong or your dab rig is a great idea since you’ll find many crevices to block out the wind and get a good comfortable smoke in nature with your travel buddies. Rolling papers would also be a great idea for smoking some flower as you all walk the trails.
Lake Tahoe, California-Nevada
Featuring “The Most Beautiful Drive-In America” – a 72-mile scenic journey through many of Lake Tahoe’s most iconic areas, there is simply too much to do at Lake Tahoe for one short vacation. Camping, bird watching, biking, hiking, sailing, kayaking, and exploring will ease your stress and reconnect you with nature.
The ONE thing you must do: Visit D.L. Bliss State Park. It’s 744 acres of pure, pristine beauty home to the deepest section of Lake Tahoe with light turquoise beach water that provides a stark yet beautiful contrast against the deep, deep blue in the deepest points.
Recommended Toolkit: Take your choice here. Our favorite is the dry pipe since it’s super easy to pack and go when you need to hop in and take off in that canoe or kayak.
Monterey Bay, California
Majestic coastal views, legendary golf courses, horseback tours, wine tasting, white sand beaches and surfing lessons – Monterey bay is ideal for adventurous yet relaxing leisure activities of any kind.
The ONE thing you must do: Visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium. 45 interactive exhibits of sharks, birds, octopi, birds and illuminating fish. This one is a guarantee to have you astonished at the creations of mother nature.
Recommended Toolkit: Since you’ll be on-the-go a lot, you’ll want to bring a dry pipe or bubbler for versatility, although rolling papers and a bong can add a more social smoke as you all begin to wind down for the night.
Zion National Park, Utah
If you like the sound of radiant steep red cliffs and lush forest trails, then Zion National Park could be your perfect adventure to check off this year. Hike along the Virgin River in several winding forest trails, or visit the famous Emerald Pools, host to calming waterfalls and a gorgeous hanging garden.
The ONE thing you must do: Take the Zion Narrows wading hike – a trek you’ll always remember as you wade through the narrow Virgin River with 1,000-foot walls on either side.
Recommended Toolkit: Be careful to keep your stash dry with a watertight container, and better pack your dry pipe for a quick river sesh in any crevice you can find!
Columbia River Gorge, Washington-Oregon
The Columbia River Gorge straddles both Washington and Oregon and is up to 4,000 feet deep. It is considered one of the most beautiful places in America for good reason. Stunning vistas greet you at every turn and famous waterfalls tumble over the basalt cliffs.
The ONE thing you must do: Ever tried kite-surfing before? There may be no more beautiful place to give it a go than on the Columbia River Gorge. A day of conquering the kite and then hitting a brewpub in Hood River? Sound good?
Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
Made from a volcanic eruption that happened 7,700 years ago, this lake is the deepest in the United States. Its amazing sapphire blue waters will stun you every time you look at them. This is a hiker’s paradise, but a guided boat tour of the lake and the central island is an essential activity.
The ONE thing you must do: Find the “Phantom Ship.” The Phantom Ship is an island on Crater Lake that mysteriously appears to be sailing away. A trippy illusion indeed. You can see it from either the top of Sun Notch Trail or the dedicated Phantom Ship Lookout.
Recommended Toolkit: This park is smoker-friendly, so bring everything you like along with you. We prefer bringing a more complex rig and settling down to have a longer smoke sesh while overlooking the lake.
Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
Martha’s Vineyard is the jewel of the Cape Cod region. You’ll need to take a ferry to reach the vineyard, but you’ll enjoy every second of the ride as you get closer and closer to this beautiful seafood lover’s paradise. The sunsets are mind-blowingly beautiful, with charming lighthouses, small towns, and beautiful natural scenery of elegant beaches and cliffs snug against the ocean.
The ONE thing you must do: Island Alpaca. 19 acres. 72 Huacaya alpaca. Get mobbed by alpaca. What more is there to say?
Whichever place you’ve decided to visit for your next road trip, please leave the area just as beautiful as when you got there. We encourage you to smoke responsibly and clean up anything foreign to the land.
Not sure what to take or need some new smoking gear? Make sure to grab some fresh supplies for the road and for the spot once you get there! Check out our store to find the latest in smoking technology for your next trip. Leave a comment below if you have any good smoking spot recommendations!