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EMBER / Travel
August 30, 2018
Enjoy Labor Day Weekend with MedMen

While it’s certainly still up for debate, we often think that there is truly no greater joy in life than the occurrence of a three-day holiday weekend. They’re rare, they’re fun-filled, and here’s the best news yet: we’ve got one coming up real soon. Yes, Labor Day Weekend is upon us, which means all of us at MedMen are gearing up for some cannabis-centric (and some sans marijuana) adventures. Need some inspiration for the weekend? Here’s our roundup that will make the three days feel like an endless vacation.

We wouldn’t do the weekend justice without kicking this list off without anything but the beach. Stop off at our Abbot Kinney store, shop around, and then head west to Venice Beach. From Venice and Santa Monica to Malibu and Manhattan Beach, there is no shortage of surf, sand, and fun along the coast. We love renting some bikes or hopping on a Bird and cruising around, adventuring into the hidden Malibu coves, or even signing up for a surf lesson. There’s no time like a three-day weekend to get those activities going. Insider tip: pick up some sandwiches from Gjusta for some perfect beach grub.

Summer in LA means countless outdoor activities. Cinespia is celebrating Labor Day with another movie screening in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, bringing the throwback film Now and Then to the masses. Grab some friends and a blanket for a very original summer send off.

It comes but once a year and now it’s here: the LA County Fair is around until the end of September, which means it offers up a night full of fried foods, fun rides, and an endless assortment of games. Get lost in the novelty of it all—it’s a treat!

For the party animals out there, we suggest hitting the road and heading to Las Vegas. Hit the strip, make your way to the endless day parties that will keep you poolside, pick a residency show to attend, and be sure to not miss our storefronts for some marijuana dispensary magic.

Foodies and music lovers can unite at Hermosa Beach for Fiesta Hermosa. Popping up only for Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends, you can explore more than 400 stalls to sample food, listen to music, and enjoy the art all around. When you’re done head straight to the beach, obviously.

We also can’t get enough of 626 Night Market at the Santa Anita Park’s front Paddock Gardens. Another fun foodie event, this event showcases over 150 Asian street food favorites. Best part about it? It’s open until 1AM, which means you can show up hungry, awake, and ready to eat the night away.

Another favorite activity is enjoying the LA sunset from any of our city’s awesome rooftop bars. From Venice Beach and West Hollywood to DTLA, we can’t image a more perfect ending to a fantastic weekend than enjoying cocktails with friends while overlooking the cityscape. Labor Day is just another excuse to bring out the big guns when it comes to the BBQ. Fire it up, put some hot dogs, hamburgers, and anything else your heart desires onto the grill, and get the party started. While we recommend a potluck style to optimize the dip, chip, and beer game, there’s nothing wrong with bringing out a bunch of your favorite frozen treats to make it the best BBQ yet. Check out this great cannabutter recipe from MedMen’s quarterly journal, EMBER.

And there you have it—the MedMen Labor Day guide, curated with only the best in mind. From beach-filled days that end with wonderful sunset moments to foodie adventures that get that your taste buds going, remember to stop on by any of our MedMen stores for your weekend supply of marijuana goods—cannabis is by far the top way to say goodbye to the summer season. Now what are you waiting for? Go get to planning those Labor Day festivities. Enjoy!

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