Amsterdam was once a place where college kids and marijuana aficionados flocked in order to enjoy herb out in the open, eliciting no more than a glance from passersby. But the times, they are a-changin'. Now that marijuana is legal in five U.S. states and the District of Columbia, American pot smokers need not cross the pond for the experience.
According to Hipmunk airfare search data, Amsterdam has fallen from the #7 most-searched international destination in 2014 to #10 in 2015. We speculated it has something to do with domestic cities like Denver and Portland (both of them) joining the small group of pro-ganja cities.
We took a look at Hipmunk data to see if there was an increase in flight searches shortly after Alaska, Oregon, and Washington, D.C. legalized marijuana back in November 2014. And there was.
Increase in Share of Searches on Hipmunk From November 2013 to November 2014
With so many more options and the Amsterdam government imposing stricter regulations on herb, we thought it’s time to outline all of your pot tourism destination options along with estimated budgets for each.
Pot-Friendly Vacation Destinations by Price
|Destinations||Average Flight Price||Average Nightly Hotel Price||Estimated Cost of a Weekend Trip for Two|
We dug even deeper to bring you estimated weekend getaway pricing for popular cities in each of our domestic pot-friendly states.
Pot-Friendly Domestic Vacation Cities by Price
|Cities||Average Flight Price||Average Nightly Hotel Price||Estimated Cost of a Weekend Trip for Two|
|Colorado Springs, CO||$424||$114||$1,076|
Did we miss your favorite 420 destination? Or have you traveled to one of these locations to take a toke? Let us know in the comments below.
*It's illegal to operator a pot shop, sell, and purchase marijuana in Yakima, WA. However it's legal to possess and consume a certain amount within Yakima. The purchase of pot is legal in Union Gap, WA–only 3 miles outside of town.
This article was posted on Hipmunk's Tailwind blog by The Hipmunk on October 7th.