Los Angeles is the City of Angels and a longtime fantasy trip for people all over the world. They see the beaches and Hollywood and know that glamour can't be far away... until they arrive and see how far the walk is without a car. The city that thrives beneath the glitz and Days of Our Lives scenes is a gritty city that I know and love. Filled with DGAF attitudes, club kids, a multi-cultural summit of people and tons of delicious food. But first... we smoke. Check out all my tips for the queer stoner tourists below!
I almost cried after my first visit to Medmen in West Hollywood. Jk... It is a great concept but OMG I have never been more offended by prices. They are a chain now featured in LA, NY, and NV and consider themselves to be quite the ground breakers, when in all honesty Have a Heart in Seattle is SO MUCH BETTER and literally 1/3 of the price with 5x the product to choose from. There are other cheaper choices like Zen Healing down the street from Medmen on Santa Monica Blvd. Just depends on what you're looking for. If you're lucky and know someone down there with a hook up... EVEN BETTER. That's where you'll get the best deal! #DimeBagDan
Literally any taco truck you see, and I hate to say it but I actually get more excited if I can't see a name. I ate maybe 20 tacos over three days and spent maybe $35 on it with drinks. You can't find better lingua anywhere except for maybe San Diego and of course Mexico. Other then those magical tacos, don't miss the following spots in West Hollywood.
Pressed Juicery - SO MANY MORE FLAVORS
Mr. Holmes Bakehouse - Seasonal Croissant or Savory Danish, better than Cronut
Dialog - Loaded Avocado Toast
Verve - Coffee Fix (You'll need good coffee)
Alfred Coffee in the Alley - Hangout spot
Whole Foods - Salad Bar and Froyo
Genwa BBQ - Group Dinner, best kimchi
The Bazaar by Jose Andres - Tasting Menu
BAE - Soft Serve
Felix Trattoria - GET THE FOCCIA and literally anything else
Bestia - Pasta, pasta, lobster pasta
Smorgasbord - LA's biggest fresh food market! A super fun gathering that happens weekly on Sunday and hosts some of the area's most sought after vendors. From food to vinyl records, they've got your instagram covered.
Wizarding World of Harry Potter - You can't smoke at the park, but edible snacks make this a truly magical experience.
Central Market - Sari Sari Store is a Filipino concept from James Beard-nominated Chef Margarita Manzke... JUST GO! Plus lots of other shops and attractions close by.
LACMA - Famous museum, featured pieces from Robert Mapplethorpe in 2016
Beach Day - From Will Rogers to Long Beach, LA is filled with beautiful beaches perfect for whatever kind of day you desire. Head to Santa Monica for fun at the pier and a relaxing day in the sand. Manhattan Beach is great if you're trying to stay active or people watch.
WHERE TO STAY
Tons of awesome Airbnbs or you can try these more High-end hotels...
The London - High end, great rooftop, amazing services
The Line - Downtown, great service, early check in with notice
The Chamberlain - Going through renovations so you can get cheap stays through May with a 20% discount for when you come back. Debuting a brand new rooftop in May!