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Haight-Ashbury

Address: Haight Street between Masonic and Stanyan, San Francisco, CA 94117 (The Haight)
Phone Number: 415 391 2000
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Ride the Magic Bus: A 1960s-Era San Francisco Tour
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Ranked #94 of 333 Attractions 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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Baltimore
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239 reviews 239 reviews
138 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Sutton Coldfield
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144 reviews 144 reviews
48 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I'd always wanted to visit this area of the city.... It's synonymous with some iconic pop culture times, of course. It has to be said that, in comparison to some of the other amazing places in this fine city, Haight is as tired as its hippie inhabitants! But I still found it fascinating. The shops, cafes and just the people... More 

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Goiânia, Goias, Brazil
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

There are great places to eat, have some coffee and buy old clothes from thrift stores. There is an album store called Amoeba that is worth the visit. On Sundays you may also be "so lucky"and find a couple of man walking around naked even in the winter cold breeze.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Everyone speaks about Haight-Ashbury and says that it is a interesting place to go. I wasn't overly impressed with the area, it was kinda funny seeing all the dirty hippies. There were some interesting shops, specifically the Dr Martins shoe store, I am a total fan and have never seen a store dedicated to my favourite shoes before. Some of... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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134 reviews 134 reviews
68 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

So, I don't know what I expected, but this was not at all an enjoyable experience. We walked here from Golden Gate Park, and it was not a pleasant stroll. Pretty much people on drugs, and selling drugs and generally sleaziness. We did not feel comfortable in this area, and got the heck out of there in short order. For... More 

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Toronto
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77 reviews 77 reviews
12 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We came here for the vintage stores, expecting something along the lines of London's Camden Town or Toronto's Kensington Market. It was disappointing: touristy and overpriced. The one store which did have a curated collection (Decades of Fashion) was so pretentiously unfriendly that we left in a hurry. There's a rather unnecessary sign with about 5 "Rules" for shopping there... More 

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Meredith, New Hampshire
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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It was okay. I'm sorry, but even as an avid music fan, this is a location that has a TIME in history that made it special. And it is well past that time. You can't relive the time. It seems to cater to those who are interested in visiting the idea of the 60's. Thankfully it is close to the... More 

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