The best things to do in Boston while high

Published on September 16, 2021 · Last updated December 30, 2022
Weed stores are now open across Massachusetts: Here's how to enjoy your legal high in Boston. (AdobeStock)

You know all about the usual tourist spots: Walk the Freedom Trail, tour the Paul Revere House, shop at Faneuil Hall, blah blah blah. Those are fine activities. But if you’re looking to maximize your legal high while in Boston, we’ve got you covered.

Here are some of the best things to do in Boston while high.

Swing in a chair at the Lawn on D

The Lawn on D, a playful event space and park near the World Trade Center, is open to the public from May through October. Hang out in a swinging chair or challenge a friend to a game of bocce, mega Jenga, cornhole, or giant checkers. Looking to show off your massive Connect Four skills? This is the place.

Watch fish

Have you ever really watched fish? If you are high and you are at an aquarium, trust me, you’ll dig it. The New England Aquarium is located along the waterfront near State Street and if you are high you will enjoy your time there. They have penguins.

Eat a lobstah roll

Two with hot sauce and lemon, please. (AdobeStock)

Having witnessed fish at the aquarium, you may be hungry and want to eat them.

When the munchies kick in, that’s when you go for bugs on bread. Try Pauli’s or Neptune Oyster in the North End,  James Hook on the waterfront, Saltie Girl in the Back Bay, or Row 34 in Fort Point.

Laugh your ass off

Comedy and cannabis go together like…well, better than comedy and alcohol, anyway. Check out the Wilbur Theatre’s upcoming shows if you’re seeking national headliners, and if nobody’s in town head to The Comedy Studio in Somerville to catch Boston’s up-and-coming performers.

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Binge watch “This Is a Robbery”

They walked in dressed like Boston cops. They walked out with $500 million worth of masterpieces. (Netflix)

Part one of a two-part activity: Settle in for an evening of heist mystery with Netflix’s hit documentary about the 1990 art theft at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. “Theft” is too light a term here, as the two robbers dressed as Boston cops stole $500 million worth of masterworks on the night of St. Patrick’s Day.

Tour the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Part two: Having completed your homework, you may now proceed to the Gardner itself, which still contains more than enough mind-blowing art to entertain your elevated mind. The Gardner’s Venetian palazzo design and exquisite inner courtyard alone are worth the price of the ticket. Oh, and if you figure out whodunnit there’s still a $10 million reward for solving the crime.

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Catch a Red Sox game

Ideal stoner seats: Infield grandstand 26, third base line, in the shade, close to the action but cheap enough you still have cash for a Fenway Frank and vanilla soft serve in a Sox helmet. Get there early to soak up batting practice and the scene on Jersey Street. $37 on Seat Geek for any team not named the Yankees.

Lie on the grass and chill

Best (and cheapest) activity while high on a warm summer day: Find a park and chill. (AdobeStock)

Okay this is seasonal and weather-dependent, but the sunshine and people-watching are prime in Boston, especially on those hot muggy summer afternoons. Best grass patches: the Charles River Esplanade, Boston Common, the Public Garden, Rose Kennedy Greenway, Ramler Park, and Fenway Victory Gardens.

Go curling, eh

Too cold to hang in the park? Try your hand at curling: Boston Seaport maintains curling lanes that are open to the public (walk-up only), including stones and brooms, for a limited time each winter. Check listings for this year’s season.

Attend the Boston Freedom Rally

Celebrate your freedom, and advocate for those who can’t yet enjoy legal weed. (Ben Adlin/Leafly)

Okay so this is only one day a year but if you happen to be in Boston that day, lucky you! MassCann, the good folks who helped legalize in Massachusetts, have been hosting this all-day party, protest, and rally on Boston Common for more than 30 years. The Freedom Rally usually happens in mid-September when the weather is ideal. This year’s event is Sat., Sept. 18, from noon to 8pm.

Visit a toilet museum

This is a real thing. The Plumbing Museum, located in Watertown (of course), displays antique commodes, ornate sinks, and weird toilets of all shapes and sizes, drawn from the private collection of Charles Manoog, one of America’s leading collectors of toiletriana. If you are high and can get yourself to Watertown, you must wander through this unique collection. Not for plumbers only.

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