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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 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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Pasadena, Ca
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Haight-Ashbury is a worthwhile place to visit and spend time. When the first order, must-see attractions of the Golden Gate Bridge , Union Square, Fishermans Warf, and cable car rides are checked off, the Hayes Valley, Mission District, and Haight-Ashbury neighborhoods should make it on everyone's favorite list of things to do. The Haight-Ashbury area retains some of the original... More

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Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The birthplace of America's counter-culture Hippies used to live here, The Summer of Love, baby. My favorite spot in the Haight is Amoeba Music, which is in a former bowling alley and boasts one of the biggest collections of CDs (new and used) in the world. From Amoeba, head west a block along Haight Street (please don't feed the panhandlers;... More

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New York City, New York
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287 reviews 287 reviews
126 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Haight Ashbury is one of the most unique places you will visit. This area has actually managed to stay true to it's hippie roots for decades after. Take your time strolling through the stores and have lunch here. There is so much history in this area. Don't miss going to the ashbury tobacco center where jimmy hendrix lived on the... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Records at amoeba, clothes and shoes at multitude of consignment and thrift stores! Retailers are courteous -best staffs at sock place. Lunch os good just about everywhere but stay clear of mexican joint el "fill in the blank". Overall gteat day, great scenes and merch to be discovered!

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Chester, United Kingdom
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147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We walked through Haight-Ashbury on our way to the Golden Gate Park and weren't particularly impressed. Yes, it's brightly coloured but there's nothing particularly cool or hippy about the scruffy looking youths hanging around smoking pot instead of doing a days' work. Not quite sure what we were hoping for but we didn't find any reason to linger.

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Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
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6 helpful votes 6 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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