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Haight-Ashbury

Address: Haight Street between Masonic and Stanyan, San Francisco, CA 94117 (Haight-Ashbury)
Phone Number: 415 391 2000
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Ride the Magic Bus: A 1960s-Era San Francisco Tour
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Ranked #120 of 716 things to do in San Francisco
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks & points of interest, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Activities: Dining, City walk sightseeing, Shopping, Group tours/walking tour
Fee: No
Owner description: Center of the long-gone hippie culture of the 1960s, this trendy...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks & points of interest, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks, Other
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 restaurants.
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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

My 16 year old daughter and I spent an afternoon wandering through the funky boutiques and second hand stores. She was in heaven. If you like eclectic areas with personality, then come to this part of town. If you prefer department stores and predictability, probably not for you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

First let me say that I lived in the bay area in the 60's as a kid. Heard about the Haight but never visited until my daughter chose Univ of SF to attend, which is just a few blocks away. She ended up living on Haight near Masonic for a year, so we visited many times. Positives: usually a nice... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We went here because we had heard you had to do it in San Fran. And it was cool - but not much to it. A few crazy shops and some murals, cool photo opps - but not much else to do. Guess you had to live through the 60s to get it. I didn't.

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Hudson, Florida
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

it is a dump and lots of strange people but it is The Haight and a legend of the 1960's ... I went and took the usual pictures and quickly went back to Fishermans Wharf area to sleep and eat .

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

If you are a 60's tragic and miss those heady days of flower power, Jimi Hendrix and of course, The Beatles, take a self guided tour of The Haight Ashbury. It is quite a pleasant walk and getting the feel of the atmosphere of the street. It's not all pleasant though but a great experience. Must admit, the homeless coming... More 

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Kent, Washington
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

Haight Ashbury is worth seeing but best seen from a sightseeing tour bus. We spent an afternoon and were ready to go after two hours. It's just a bunch of shops in a 3 block stretch that stops at Golden Gate park. You don't get a real feel for the music scene that was present there from the mid 60s... More 

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Baltimore
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Haight St/Haight Ashbury is another neighborhood to wander around and soak up the San Francisco atmosphere - good and bad. I'm sure overall it's a lot more commercial and touristy that it ever was in its heyday. Some good graffiti, lots of shops and bars and of course Amoeba Records. For a music lover it might be worth coming here... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

If you are in San Francisco aka "The City" you have to spend time in Haight Ashbury. While the district will never be what it was in the sixties and seventies you will still get a taste of the historic significance of the area. You will have to get there early if you want a good parking space. the best... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We rented a flat on Waller Street, just on the edge of the Haight. It's a lovely neighborhood, quieter than one might expect given the reputation it gained in the Sixties. We found lovely walk-up flats like ours, the park conveniently so close, lovely shops to peruse and patronize. Visit Coffee to the People, a great cafe on Haight &... More 

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Midwest
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great little local shops and just a really neat area. Right by the park, so you can head to the park for a picnic from there, although they do have really neat little restauraunts there as well. Really enjoy spending time in this area of the city for a change of pace!

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