After many months of discontent -- including a job that I hate, seeing my friends disappear after getting married way too early, and just being in a general rut/stand-still -- I've decided to take myself back to California and experience as much as I possibly can. Who knows if I've every come back. A little background about myself: I'm a 24 year old male from the midwest....college grad, love to travel, creative personality, and of course...have a passion for cannabis. After graduating nearly three years ago, I assumed the world would be much kinder to me. I thought if you got a degree, you'd be handed a job of your liking within a few months and your life would begin! Holy shit, was I wrong. I've bounced around from job to job, none of which I've liked. It's been a personal struggle, no doubt. I did, however, spend a few months working a temp job in beautiful South Lake Tahoe. There I met many like-minded people who taught me that you really don't need to live the life society seems to force on us (Graduate college, meet your future wife in said college, get a 9-5, get married, and waste away). It's not for me, and never will be. So here I am going on another adventure. I know there are a ton of intelligent Californians here on GC, and I'd like to ask of anything and everything that I NEED to see while I'm out there. I leave in a week. I'll be spending much of my time in the San Jose/San Fransisco area, but also plan on heading down south. (I'm blessed to have places to stay all throughout the state, so housing/transportation isn't an issue) This is a very open-ended thread. Any reccomendations are welcome and encouraged. -Off the beaten path locations I should see -Best hiking spots/beaches/outdoorsy areas (Love the outdoors) -Bars, clubs, restaurants, tourist spots -Cannabis Culture -Must-try strains -Fishing spots Anything! Again, I'll mostly be stationed in the Bay area, but I'll be travelling all over. I've been doing tons of research, but I always love hearing the opinion of fellow Blades. Ps. I've got some Yogi Diesel and Hazy Kush waiting for me on arrivial. Never tried either, but I'm very excited. The best strain I've ever tried in my life was in Tahoe -- Silver Haze -- sent me to the damn moon. Much appreciated! Keep toking, my friends.