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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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Ranked #93 of 317 Attractions in San Francisco
Type: Neighborhoods, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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77 reviews 77 reviews
40 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

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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130 reviews 130 reviews
68 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

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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74 reviews 74 reviews
12 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

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
31 helpful votes 31 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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Blue Mounds
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72 reviews 72 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Okay - different lifestyles are just that different. I don't mind different but dirty and gross are not needed. People swearing at you and making you feel creeped out are not needed on vacation either. My son received an invaluable lesson about drug use and what type of person you would like to be. You too can end up living... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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160 reviews 160 reviews
52 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It is what it is & you really should go see it. It won't change your life, but if you are in San Francisco and have any spiritual connection to the 60s counterculture thing or are just a student of life, you really should go walk down the street. It's something you won't see ANYWHERE else. Hell - it could... More 

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Dripping Springs, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Being of the right age, and a closet deadhead, I really wanted to see the Haight. The place had some of its old charm which included the old buildings, an occasional mural (liked the one of Hendrix), tie-dye shop, and the odors/smells one would expect. There was even a collection of modern day hippies hanging around at the park. We... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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64 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We walked through this area one evening. (Probably not the best time to go). I definitely would not recommend going alone. There are some cool shops but the area is a little shady. Don't be surprised if you're asked to buy weed on the street. It's especially common here.

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Winnemucca, Nevada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
20 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I've never been to San Francisco before. I really enjoyed it. The Grateful Dead house history is really cool. Plus if you love tie dye you just have visit the Jammin tie dye store. They have everything you can imagine.

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London
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The area has some really interesting and unique shops as well as food venues. It has everything from clothes, shoes, art, trinkets and records. We spent just over half a day wandering up and down Haight and popping into all the shops. We could have easily stayed for another couple of hours though. We got there on the 71 bus... More 

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