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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 #104 of 375 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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Perth, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This WAS the place to be... maybe 40-50 years ago.. My wife and I really wanted to come here (we are 29) and to chill out in some downtrodden cafe listening to some beaten old record form the woodstock era.... We did find that cafe but it barely had any character, except about 50 car stickers with cool hippie slogans... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This was my favorite neighborhood in San Francisco. It's awesome. Go there. Hippy meets grunge meets cute/quaint. Good bars. They also happen to have a lot of very affordable clothing shops for women.

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Red Deer, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We toured this area one evening, it is a great hippie community. Lots of neat shops filled with psychedelic clothing, etc. It is like being stuck in a time warp. Fun place to check out. When in the area go to Street Taco for Mexican food. Authentic mexican food, absolutely delicious.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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69 reviews 69 reviews
34 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Haight-Ashbury was a little sketchy. There were people offering us drugs every few steps, or were homeless and sleeping at the edge of the pavements and the shops were all either really 'out there' or vintage fashion. I can't help but think of it as an original 'Camden town' before it became a tourist trap. I loved Haight-Ashbury but I... More

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

If you remember the 60's or are a fan of that era you must visit Haight Ashbury. We were pleasantly surprised by all of the great shops there. It's pretty quiet and it seems like most locals don't show up until later in the day. Stores and shops open after 11 a.m. There are a lot of music stores, tie... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
70 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is the total hippie part of town. There are tons of shops with unique clothing inside and a lot of restaurants too. Loved it here!

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New Bern, North Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We road through this groovy neighborhood before lunch on Saturday. Still psychedelic in many ways. I understand that after dark you might want to stay away, especially if you have teenagers and/or children. I understand that many of the old hippies are still there doing old hippy things.

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Vancouver, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We walked and took the 71 bus to haight ashbury and the golden gate park. We got off and walked a while but soon realized it was not for us. It was too punky and grungy. In addition the elevation must be higher as the sun disappeared and it was foggy and cold. On the way we had gone through... More

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New York City, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Ton of vintage shopping here. This is one block you must explore while in SF. Very "hippyish" block however it has some good places to eat and drink. Go to Pork Store Cafe for breakfast and go over to Martin Mack's for some drinks!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It was not as cool as I thought it would be. It is beautiful though, if I had been with my girl! Otherwise, I tried to think back to what it would have been like in the '60 's!

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