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Address: Haight Street between Masonic and Stanyan, San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone Number: 415 391 2000
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping, Group tours/walking tour, Dining
Description: Center of the long-gone hippie culture of the 1960s, this trendy...
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.
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Spent a few hours here enjoying the layed back hippie vibe of the neighbourhood, plenty of unique shops such as 'loved to death' taxidermy store very interesting..Nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Spent a few hours here enjoying the layed back hippie vibe of the neighbourhood, plenty of unique shops such as 'loved to death' taxidermy store very interesting..Nice architecture and street art too,worth a look.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Mecca and hub of the summer of love, with all the history still intact! Saw Charles Manson's house along with one of the old Houses the Grateful Dead lived in and jammed at. World's biggest tie dye shirt, fun walk, still old school. Pricey but authentic.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Interesting place to walk around. Unique place to go if you have never been there. Nice history exists here.

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

If you are of the Bohemian nature, you have to visit this area once in your life. It was my first visit and went with an open mind. It is pretty much everything that everyone says it is. But it has it's charm and a vision was born here many years ago that's still alive. I'm glad I went and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Come, stand in front of the corner street sign, snap a photo and move on! Not much to do but shop vintage stores and see 'head shop' after 'head shop'! The city has too many other great opportunities than spend too much time here, sadly!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

San Francisco was really one of my favourite places on the world. It has some many things to see and do! Besides all the must goes, the Haight and Ashbury area is something you will not want to miss if you like to just walk arround and apreciate multicultural people and alternative places. when you go there, visit the garden... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Hippies are still alive and well in Haight-Ashbury. One-of-a-kind place with interesting street art, houses, shops, and people. We would go again, but recognize it's not for everyone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We walked around Haight Ashbury it was interesting to see. Lots of old record and book stores. Lot of hippie type people . Saw some smoking pot in public seemed strange to us because in SC it is illegal. My teens loved the stores there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Not what I was expecting but if you want to enjoy some wonderful vintage shopping in San Francisco Haight-Ashbury is ideal.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The entire stretch smells of weed and they do smoke it with their bongs openly. Weird and strange sights but makes interesting photos. Very colourful and definitely an eye opener. The homeless makes the homeless in Australia look very well off! Some gorgeous Victorian architecture homes with stoops and intricate details. Interesting murals or art graffiti. Lots of recycled and... More 

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Haight-Ashbury
The area surrounding the intersection of Haight and Ashbury streets, “The Haight” still exudes vibes of the 1960s counterculture as a haven for vintage clothes, music, pop posters and body piercing shops. While the Summer of Love ended decades ago, Haight-Ashbury has turned into a melting pot of hippies, hipsters, and professionals. Walking through its streets can still feel like stepping back in time. A must-see neighborhood for most music fans, it’s easy to see why these streets attracted the likes of the Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin. You’ll likely be content in The Haight day or night, just be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.
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