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Haight-Ashbury

Haight Street between Masonic and Stanyan, San Francisco, CA 94117 (The Haight)
415 391 2000
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Ranked #110 of 376 Attractions in San Francisco
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Type: Neighborhoods, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Dining, City walk sightseeing, Shopping, Group tours/walking tour
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Center of the long-gone hippie culture of the 1960s, this trendy neighborhood is now a whole new scene with upscale boutiques, Internet cafes and hip... more » Owner description: Center of the long-gone hippie culture of the 1960s, this trendy neighborhood is now a whole new scene with upscale boutiques, Internet cafes and hip restaurants. « less
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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

As a fan of The Dead The Haight was something I wanted to see not knowing what to expect. I spent only a few hours in the neighborhood during the middle of the day in the middle of the week and mainly there were tourists and a handful of filthy hippies. The idea of San Francisco being a destination for... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The title of this review sums up this area, strange mix of old 60's inspired artwork and newer "counter culture" shops. Good for the history but wouldn't be a big miss unless your a complete stoner. We went mid morning most of the shops hadn't opened although if your looking for an unsual gift or item good chance you could... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

It's one of those places you have to go to and experience like most of San Francisco. Great shops of all kinds, check out the Loved to Death shop and all the hippie shops are fun and good shopping.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
43 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This neighbourhood is worth a visit, even if just to see some of the historic home where the likes of Joplin, Hendrix and the Grateful Dead stayed. There is also a variety of interesting and unique stores and restaurants. Be warned - in the evening, there's a lively street life that includes open pot smoking.

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Sydney, Australia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
31 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We drove through Haight Ashbury and really enjoyed it actually. Went past Jimmy Hendrick's house and saw some amazing graffiti on the walls in the area and very funky shops. You went back in a time warp it seems, but it is a really cool place to hang out and there are plenty of great restaurants around for a good... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Haight-Ashbury's in close proximity to Golden Gate Park. If you go to the park, be sure to check out this area. It's very eclectic as you might expect it to be. It goes from beautiful Victorian style houses to bohemian hippie shops and restaurants. As you drive through town, keep an eye out for the home of Jimmy Hendricks. The... More

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Port Chester, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

In this place you have the very young strung out late teen/twenty something druggie crowd and also the somewhat old sixty and above something druggie crowd. We were followed by old men asking for a handout and pissing on the buildings as well as stepping over dreadlocked white kids strumming tuneless guitars in the street asking for handouts. I had... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Haight and Ashbury streets are not to be rushed. The shops are an eclectic mix. Everyone is chilled around this area and you will find you will slow the pace down too as you stroll down the street window shopping. Don't miss the great legs suspended out the upstairs window from Piedmont Boutique. Still looking good after all these years!

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Euless, tx
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Stopped to stroll about befre departing SFO.. Smaller intersection than I envisioned..Went in and out of very stores and shops. TIEDYED merchandise overpriced. Kind of seedy area. Homeless camped one street over. Approached by dude with packpack inquiring if I wanted to buy some killer weed.

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Boulder, Colorado
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236 reviews 236 reviews
40 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We had just arrived in SF and our ap't was on Carl off Stanyan. This was the perfect way to stretch our legs after spending hours on the plane. Lots of people......it was a Saturday afternoon........all the shops were a maze. In fact we were surprised that our three adult children didn't take the time to really explore the shops.... More

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