Editor’s note: One of the best things about being a cannabis consumer is that happy hour can be hiking hour! If you’re in one of the great walking cities where we deliver this 4/20, prepare to spend a perfect evening of on-foot urban exploring: Eaze wants you to enjoy the moment and see the sights in Portland, Santa Cruz, Los Angeles, and of course, the City by the Bay.
It’s 4:20 in San Francisco.
It’s tough to beat a day out exploring with friends followed by a group grubbing session — perhaps moreso if cannabis is involved. It’s no secret that San Francisco, with its long and proud marijuana history, is one of the best settings for high urban exploration on foot.
If you really want the authentic NorCal experience, pick up some expertly sun-grown flower from Humboldt Farms. If edibles fuel you, Kiva’s Camino gummies are a hometown favorite. And you can’t go wrong with a Bliss pen from dosist.
Whatever you choose, we promise you’ll love this three-mile (give-or-take) route, and there’s good food at the end – so let’s go!
First things first: Eaze will deliver one of our favorite cannabis brands to you virtually anywhere in the Bay Area. Then follow along our own favorite routes to enjoy the moment with your best buds.
Begin at the eastern end of Golden Gate Park near the Conservatory of Flowers, an ideal area for outdoor chilling. When you’re ready, exit the park and enter the iconic stretch of Haight Street between Stanyan and Masonic. It was this Haight-Ashbury neighborhood that cradled the West Coast hippie movement some 50 years ago. (You can still walk by the Grateful Dead’s former house at 710 Ashbury Street.)
The area continues to host plenty of funky diversions today, from head-shops to record stores to tattoo parlors to cafes and clothing stores of every stripe.
When you’ve had enough of that scene, head uphill on Ashbury or Masonic into the residential Ashbury Heights neighborhood. Here, winding streets and stunning houses provide for prime wandering and gawking.
Then make your way to Corona Heights Park, a hilltop neighborhood hangout that boasts some of San Francisco’s best views. Looking east, you’ll see the Castro and Mission districts, downtown San Francisco, the San Francisco Bay, the Bay Bridge, and Oakland, Berkeley, and the East Bay hills across the water.
From Corona Heights, it’s an easy downhill stroll into the Mission District, where the colorful murals of Balmy Alley and Clarion Alley are always worth a look. You’ll probably have worked up an appetite by this point, too — which is good, since the Mission is also home to a surplus of outstanding taquerias.
La Taqueria, Cancun and El Farolito are among many good options. Inhale your super burrito at the restaurant, or get it to-go for a picnic at the always-lively Mission Dolores Park nearby.
Taken as a straight shot, this walk is about three miles long and takes just over an hour. But we all know the best adventures include plenty of stops and side-explorations along the way.
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