Things To Do in Weed, Ca

If you’ve ever seen someone wearing a T-shirt that reads “University of Weed,” you might have laughed, thinking of it as a silly reference to a certain green plant that is legal and enjoyed all over California. What you might not have realized is that T-shirt is a relic of a visit to Weed, a charming South Siskiyou town that’s worth a stop when you’re next heading North.

Those looking for Mary Jane-related activities in this historic town can visit three local dispensaries, and you will also find plenty of outdoor adventure, places to explore and a tight-knit community always looking for new friends. Read on for our picks on the absolute must-sees while you’re here.

Enjoy the Outdoors

With stunning views of Mount Shasta rising up in front of you almost everywhere you go, you’ll be left breathless — hopefully, though, that’s because of the amazing scenery, and not because you’ve been hiking too long. Remember to drink water, folks.

Bel-Air Park

Head to this park just next to the College of the Siskiyous and explore 7 acres worth of beautiful open space. Dogs are allowed on leashes, and for the competitive types, there are bocce ball and horseshoe courts.

Pluto's Cave 

Pluto’s Cave

Explore an ancient lava tube on this fairly easy out-and-back hike into Pluto’s Cave. This centuries-old cave was formed by lava erosion, and as a result, the rock formations you can explore are unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

Bear Trail

Circling the perimeter of the College of the Siskiyous, this 2.1-mile trail is a great way to soak in some views of Mount Shasta while surrounded by sweeping forest.

Exploring Local Culture, History and Recreation

Weed might be small — but its cultural scene is mighty. Along the historic downtown, you’ll find plenty to explore, whether you’re interested in discovering some local history or you’re just looking to unwind over a few rounds of golf.

Cedar Lanes Bowling Alley

This locally-owned spot for bowling, food and drinks is the perfect way to spend an evening relaxing after exploring the outdoors. Chat with some locals while you’re here — this is a favorite spot for those who live nearby and you’re sure to find some great conversation with this town’s thriving, colorful community.

Weed Historic Lumber Town Museum

Before it was the charming town we know and love today, Weed was founded as a lumber milling town by Abner Weed — and though a name change has been proposed a few times throughout the town’s history, the locals would have none of it. Head to the Weed Historic Lumber Town Museum to learn the fascinating history of Weed, and all the incredible people who made it what it is today.

Weed Golf Club & Lake Shastina Golf Resort

Once the weather starts to warm up, there are few better ways to spend an afternoon than wandering a golf course surrounded by stunning mountain views. Both Weed Golf Club and the Lake Shastina Golf Resort are excellent places to do that, with both offering expansive, beautifully maintained courses and clubhouses where you can enjoy lunch and a beverage.


Living Memorial Sculpture Garden

This 136-acre art installation created in 1988 honors the brave sacrifices of those who have lost their lives in war. The trees stand as a living tribute to those who have died, while the sculpture garden provides a serene place for visitors to reflect and marvel at the beauty and artistry that has gone into creating this work of art.

Year-Round Events

No matter what time of year you visit, there’s sure to be some kind of community event to attend. From street markets to car shows — and, yes, even a 4/20 celebration — you’ll find local producers, food trucks, live music and more. 

La Florista Dispensary

For those who are inclined, you can, of course, purchase cannabis while you’re in Weed. La Florista, on Main Street, offers a relaxed, clean and friendly environment to browse cannabis products and accessories. Once you have made your purchase, you can also head into the Lounge, where you are welcome to enjoy your purchases while playing a round of pool, indulging in snacks and more.

The Best Bites Around

After a day of wandering the town or exploring the beautiful outdoor scenery of Siskiyou, you’re sure to have worked up an appetite. Luckily, Weed has you covered with a wide array of satisfying bites, refreshing drinks and the pairing of the two.

Mt. Shasta Brewing Co.

Named aptly for its place right at the base of Mount Shasta, Mount Shasta Brewing Co prides itself on its dedication to creating high-quality craft microbrews. They utilize water sourced straight from Mount Shasta, giving their beers a uniquely pure and clean taste.

Hi Lo Motel

Hi-Lo Cafe

For a classic diner meal, look no further than Hi-Lo Cafe, a retro-style diner that has been serving up comforting American fare since 1951. Enjoy fresh-baked pies made daily, breakfast served all day and much more.


Ellie’s Espresso & Bakery

No vacation is complete without a stop at a local coffee shop. Ellie’s is a great stop for a quick caffeine boost at any time of the day, and you can grab a sweet treat while you’re at it too.

Sunset Bar & Grill

If you’re already spending the afternoon at Lake Shastina Golf Resort, the natural next stop is Sunset Bar & Grill, the resort’s on-site restaurant. Enjoy everything from all-day breakfast to pizzas, tacos and more, and do it all with gorgeous views of Mount Shasta rising up in front of you.

Thai Lao

Opened by one of the first Thai/Lao families to settle in Weed, Thai Lao offers generations of warm, comforting flavors served up with the freshest ingredients possible, emphasizing authentic spices and recipes across the entire menu.

Relaxing Stays

A good vacation only becomes a great one when you have the right place to relax after a day of adventuring.

Hi-Lo Motel & RV Park

Home to the famous Hi-Lo Cafe (see above), the Hi-Lo Motel & RV Park offers 41 cozy, clean rooms to unwind in, each suited to your particular travel needs. Operating since 1951, this motel aims to provide guests with an unforgettably nostalgic and comfortable experience, whether you are stopping by the cafe, staying in one of their rooms or camping at their RV park.

Sis Q Inn

Perfect for travelers conscious of budget, Sis Q Inn offers a warm and welcoming place to rest your head at the end of a long day. Enjoy clean, organized accommodations and a friendly, familiar vibe that will have you feeling right at home.

Garden Gate Cottage

Make yourself at home at this self-serve cottage that you can have all to yourself during your stay. This cozy, charming studio apartment cottage is great for couples or solo travelers, and includes a kitchen, a bathroom and a private garden with a fire pit.

Friendly RV Park

This family-owned RV park lives up to its name. With 50 hook-up sites, laundry, showers and WiFi all available on site, you’ll have no trouble feeling at ease on your trip to Weed.

Trailer Lane Campground

Whether you’re more of a roughing-it type or you prefer to get your glamp on, Trailer Lane Campground has it all. You can enjoy a night under the stars, or you can relax in fully furnished airstream campers. No matter which route you go, you’ll also be able to enjoy the communal fire pits, the camp store and much more.

Other comfortable, affordable accommodations include:

A Short Drive Away

The great thing about Siskiyou? Each of our remarkable towns are only a short distance from a wide variety of activities in the surrounding area. In this case, you can head further on to Mount Shasta and hike the Black Butte Trail, a medium-difficulty trail that leads you to breathtaking views of Mount Shasta. Or, if your vehicle has off-roading capabilities, you can try your hand at the Cougar to Mount Shasta OHV Trail, a moderately challenging 43.8-mile trail offering a unique way to explore the terrain of Mount Shasta.

Plan Your Epic Stay Today

The next time you’re heading our way, plan to make a stop to explore the incredible town of Weed, a small community where epic adventures await. Plan your stay today and discover what’s waiting for you in California’s real North.


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