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Staycation AZ: The Ultimate Zen Leaf Guide for Spring Break

By Brittiany Ralls March 10, 2023
Staycation AZ

Vacations are expensive, and not only that, but finding spots that are cannabis-friendly can be challenging. From flights and hotels to food and activities, and then top it off the with the cost of cannabis, and your trip can quickly turn into quite the money-spending ordeal. For Arizona college cannabis enthusiasts looking for a fun, affordable, and 420-friendly spring break spot, look no further than your own backyard! With our Staycation AZ guide, we have your spring break covered - from where to stay, what to do, and most importantly, what to eat!

Arizona offers the perfect opportunity for a cannabis-themed staycation experience, spring break or not, as both medical and recreational cannabis is available in the state. In addition to indulging in cannabis, spring breakers can explore the state's natural wonders, catch a foul ball at spring training, or take the time to learn something new. Skip the hassle of planning a vacation and use our handy guide to help you create an unforgettable staycation in Arizona instead!

Things To Do in Arizona

So, what is there to do in Arizona?

Arizona is an ideal spot for a staycation due to its vast amount of attractions and activities. Whether you're admiring the stunning views of Phoenix or getting into the spirit of baseball, there is never a dull moment - though if you need one, indulge in some cannabis at home! No matter what you do, just remember to be mindful of the state's rules and regulations regarding cannabis consumption, so you can enjoy a hassle-free 420-themed staycation in AZ. We recommend:

Hike at Dobbins Lookout AZ

Taking in the Views at Dobbins Lookout

Nestled within the stunning South Mountain Park, Dobbins Lookout is a great start to any vacation, and especially spring break. With an elevation of ~2,300 feet, the lookout offers breathtaking panoramic views of Phoenix and the surrounding mountains. Visitors can access the lookout via a popular 2.5-mile round-trip hiking trail, rated as moderately challenging. For those not made for hiking, you can drive to Dobbins Lookout as well! It's open year-round from sunrise to sunset, and there is no fee to visit. You can put those dollars back in your pocket and save them for the trip to the dispensary!

Hiking Camelback Mountain

Embark on an unforgettable adventure in the heart of Phoenix and hike up Camelback Mountain. This must-visit spot is one of the more challenging hikes in the city, so be sure you're well-prepared with plenty of water and the proper hiking shoes.

We can't lie - you will work to get to the top of this mountain, but it will pay off. Camelback offers scenic views of the surrounding area from its summit at an impressive 2,700 feet, as well as glimpses of the rugged beauty of the Arizona desert. The view from the top will truly help you appreciate Phoenix as the sprawling metropolitan it is.

Hike Camelback Staycation AZ
Staycation AZ Spring Training

Go to a Baseball Spring Training Game

Baseball fans get ready, it's that time of the year again! Arizona is home to the most popular destination for spring training, with an impressive 15 MLB teams calling the city home for the spring. It's your chance to get closer to the action in a more intimate stadium with your favorite team. Experience America's favorite pastime in a relaxed and casual atmosphere as you watch your team go bat to bat. Plus, before the game, fans get to participate in fun activities that include autograph sessions, meet-and-greets, behind-the-scenes tours, and interactive exhibits. Visitors can attend these games at stadiums like Camelback Ranch and Sloan Park, both located in the greater Phoenix area.

Learn How to Roll a Joint

Spending your staycation outside enjoying the beautiful Arizona weather is an essential part of any spring break, but there's no denying that some indoor fun can be just as rewarding. What better way to pass the time than by learning how to properly roll a joint? Not only will you come away with a new skill that you can put to use whenever you need it, but you'll also have your very own doobie ready to go the minute you finish. If you're unsure where to start when it comes to this newfound craft, look no further than our blog How to Roll a Joint for all the tips and tricks you need for getting your joint rolled perfectly.

Staycation AZ Roll a Joint

420-Friendly Lodging for Your Staycation in AZ

Opting for a staycation in Arizona can be a budget-friendly choice, but if you're looking to add some indulgence to your local getaway, cannabis-friendly lodging may be just what you need. Whether you're interested in hotels, bed and breakfasts, or homes available for rent on platforms like Airbnb, we have all the information you need to take your staycation to the next level. Let us guide you in making the right decision about where to stay for a truly unforgettable spring break.

Staycation Rentals in Arizona

With the legalization of medical and recreational cannabis in Arizona, an increasing number of locals are catering to cannabis enthusiasts by offering cannabis-friendly lodging on platforms such as Airbnb. Moreover, online platforms exclusively devoted to cannabis-friendly rentals are gaining popularity, providing the perfect opportunity to transform staycations into enjoyable vacations. The most remarkable aspect of these welcoming hosts is their willingness to provide valuable information about nearby dispensaries, cannabis farm tours, and upcoming cannabis events. To ensure a comfortable and hassle-free stay, those seeking 420-friendly accommodations on Airbnb should filter options by smoking allowance and carefully read the about section and house rules section of the rentals for specific details about smoking areas and restrictions. Too, check out Bud and Breakfast, a cannabis-focused renting platform.

Clarendon Hotel and Spa

As a luxurious cannabis-friendly hotel, the Clarendon Hotel and Spa boasts an exclusive experience for guests aged 21 and above. Why not make the most of your Arizona staycation by booking one of the 16 unique 420-friendly rooms? Guests can enjoy unparalleled views of the Phoenix skyline from the rooftop Skybar, or rent one of the Oasis poolside cabanas for a day of relaxation. Elevations Nation, a group catering to the cannabis community, regularly hosts exciting events like the Bud Lover Bash music event. And when hunger strikes, head to Fuego Bistro for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch. Close the day or week by treating your muscles to a well-deserved massage at the Lazy Bee Spa. A deep tissue and hot stone treatment after a long day of indulging in food, fun, and 420 festivities sounds like the perfect stacay to us.

Have the Munchies? Let Zen Leaf Guide You!

Since you're spending your spring break close to home, why not try your hand at cooking up some cannabis-infused dishes in your own kitchen? It's a great way to explore recipes and experiment with different flavors that have an elevated aspect. Plus, doing it from the comfort of your own home is a creative way to explore through cooking.

However, if you're looking for hassle-free meals, heading to some local restaurants might be a better choice. Here are some suggestions for places where you can enjoy delicious food without breaking the bank:

Image Credit: Cornish Pasty Co.

Cornish Pasty Co.

For a unique dining experience for your staycation, head to Cornish Pasty Co. With multiple locations throughout Arizona, it's a convenient stop with a cozy and rustic atmosphere that's inspired by traditional English pubs. The restaurant specializes in Cornish pasties, which are savory pastry turnovers filled with meats and veggies. The menu also includes options like salads, soups, gluten-free and vegetarian options, and appetizers, all complemented by an array of craft beers on tap. The restaurant uses high-quality ingredients that are locally sourced whenever possible, making it a local staple for an amazing meal after their canna-sesh.

In-N-Out Burger

Looking for a fast food joint that you'll never forget during your AZ staycation? Look no further than In-N-Out Burger. While their fresh, never-frozen burgers may be the star of the show, their hand-cut fries are heavenly and their secret spread is so good it should be illegal. Add in their creamy and delicious milkshakes made with real ice cream and you've got a meal that's sure to satisfy. Their slogan is "quality you can taste," and their loyal fan base proves it. And if you're feeling daring, head over to the "Not-So-Secret Menu" for some popular options that only the regulars know about. Trust us, your taste buds won't regret it.

Staycation AZ In N Out
Image Credit: Trip Advisor
Pita Jungle Staycation AZ
Image Credit: Pita Jungle

Pita Jungle

Pita Jungle's slogan is "The art of eating healthy," so this one's for all our health-conscious, cannabis-loving staycationers. Satisfy your munchie cravings with a taste of the Mediterranean right in Arizona. From hearty salads to crispy falafels to fresh pita sandwiches there is something for everyone. Plus, you are on vacay so we can't forget about happy hour! With specials not only on beer, wine, and cocktails, you can snag a great deal on tapas also. So, snag some nutritious and tasty dishes that are sure to refuel you for your next Arizona staycation adventure.

Staycation AZ: Cannabis Guide

Not sure what cannabis products to use during your Arizona staycation? Let us take you on a tour of some of the best products available at a Zen Leaf Dispensary near you! Whether you're looking to stimulate your appetite with some munchies-inducing flower, boost your energy with delicious edibles, or unwind and relax with soothing vapes, there's something for every mood and activity. If you don't see anything that suits your tastes, ask our experienced Advisors! They'll guide you to the ideal product to enhance your staycation experience.

B 52 Bomber AZ Cannabis

Blaze Your Way to the Munchies with B52 Bomber Flower

B52 Bomber is a beautiful sativa-dominant strain that offers an uplifting high followed by body relaxation, with tastes of anise and berry. This balanced cross between Durban Poison and Blue Dream is ideal for stimulating your appetite. Pairing perfectly with pre-meal seshes during your staycation, this yummy strain will be the highlight of your munchie-filled day. Don't worry if you can't buy pre-rolls - just get to work with your newly learned joint rolling skills! When you're done, store your joints in an upcycled tin to make sure they are kept safe and sound. Every puff of B52 Bomber takes you on a flavorful adventure that is staycation worthy!

Need further verification that B52 Bomber will get you flying? Check out this review from a fellow cannabis enthusiast:

Expectations exceeded once again. Wonderful profile with strong high notes.

a****3

Staycay with Savvy Vacay

Savvy is the wallet-smart cannabis option, and Vacay is your vacation-in-your-pocket. This hybrid vape comes in flavor profiles Peaches and Cream and Pineapple Mimosa, offering a beachside cocktail feeling anywhere you go.

...selection of flavors for these Savvy cartridges has been amazing, this Peaches&Cream included. I’d say this hybrid leans more towards indica. Definitely recommend trying it. Flavor profile reminds me of peach cobbler or peach rings & the smell is definitely peach infused.

n****a

Keep a Level Head with a 1:1 Tincture

Elevate your Arizona staycation without feeling too "baked" with a 1:1 THC/CBD Cannabis Tincture. With its perfect blend of THC and CBD, this tincture is a great way to keep a level head and beat muscle pains during your Camelback Mountain hike. Plus, it's versatile enough to take sublingually or mix into your favorite drink for a delicious and discreet experience. Whether you're exploring the great outdoors or just lounging by the pool, the 1:1 THC/CBD Cannabis Tincture is the perfect way to enhance your staycation without going overboard.

Take a look at this review to discover what other Arizona cannaisseurs have to say about 1:1 tinctures:

This is my Go To every morning and every evening. It helps keep pain low and energy higher. I combine it w CBD in the morning and THC at night. Easy to adjust amounts when I need to do some tweaking. Won’t go without it😉

n****s

Prepare for Your Arizona Staycation by Shopping with Zen Leaf

Shop at Zen Leaf in AZ

Well, well, well, it looks like you're all set for the ultimate staycation in Arizona this spring break! But before you go all zen and peace out, don't forget to stock up on some of the finest cannabis products from Zen Leaf Arizona. Whether you're an experienced cannabis user or trying it for the first time, Zen Leaf has everything you need to elevate your staycation. Choose from a variety of products, including gummies and discreet vapes that are perfect for your vacation. Our carefully curated selection is sure to help you achieve the relaxation you crave. So, get ready to indulge in some much-needed cannabis-related fun and stock up on our selection to reach new levels of inner peace.

Content Writer for MÜV and Zen Leaf. Britt began exploring cannabis as a recreational user attempting to treat her migraines and depression. Finding success, she began to realize the many benefits of cannabis for a multitude of ailments. Her new-found knowledge prompted a move to Colorado, where she was able to medically treat her son with ADHD and aid her family in becoming healthier and happier. Realizing her passion for cannabis, she turned it into a career. Joining the industry as Medtender and moving into management gave Britt the knowledge needed to become a writer for a local cannabis culture magazine in Oklahoma and a leading voice in cannabis compliance.

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