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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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As featured in 3 days in San Francisco
Ranked #103 of 377 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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Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Avoid fisherman's wharf...this is the best place to go around in the city and have a really nice experience of the city without being the classic annoying tourist. A hippie place that you have to visit when in San Francisco, even if you don't know anything about the summer of love ;)

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

You could nearly smell the patchouli oil........It seams well preserved. We went into a head shop cuz we had to!. Walked around and took in the sights and sounds of an era gone bye. It was cool. Yes go there when you are in San Francisco

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Yes, it is worth spending a few hours here exploring the off beat stores and eating in one of the many eclectic restaurants. The local record store has a huge collection of records and other music related items.

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British Columbia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We actually stumbled across this street while on vacation.being from an isolated part of Canada, we thought we had found the free circus, lol. Everyone it's super friendly. Yes, we were asked every street corner to buy weed but it was not a big deal. Tons of vintage clothing stores, interesting one of a kind shops. Lots to see from... More

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Newburgh, New York
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168 reviews 168 reviews
23 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Great spot to visit for a few hours and take a walk through the past. Yes, it's gritty and grimy, but still fun to visit the head shops, tie-dye clothing stores and other oddities that line both sides of the street. Plenty of street performers to enjoy and not far from Golden Gate Park. Enjoy the atmosphere and history. Some... More

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Satin John, IN
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74 reviews 74 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is an area that will make your head turn on every corner. Tie-dye, Jerry Garcia, and hooka balooka is everywhere.... Homeless folks with smiles and signs that read, "Why lie? Need money for Pot"...graphic art in every window, and old record stores make this a really cool area to walk in. Its a little hunk of culture in its... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Haight-Ashbury was San Francisco's hippie neighborhood. The area is full of thrift stores and many places where one can buy all sorts of vintage clothing and costumes - it must be the mecca for people who like dressing up. The decoration of the area becomes visibly more colorful, full of psychedelic themes, but I have the feeling it is more... More

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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102 reviews 102 reviews
37 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My middle aged husband and I recently visited the area. Neither of us were ever hippies but we were curious to see the landmark area that was so important to many of our generation. In all honesty it is nothing special. Shops and a few cafes are found along Haight but nothing extremely unusual. If you are expecting to relive... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Area is now almost completely gentrified or touristified so its not like a normal district anymore. About 3 normal shops eg hardware store but rest is either bar eaterie or mainly clothes shops. If you like clothes in paisley, tie die, 60's and 70's style, leather, big patterns, gothic alternative then you will enjoy this place. There are no old... More

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

It's not that bad walking down this strip as perhaps warned about. There are lots of cafés and vintage shops that we got a real kick out of as we grew up In that era. Some of the people on the street is less than desirable but walk past them. This place is fine to kill an hour or two.... More

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