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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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Ranked #102 of 375 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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Dublin, Ireland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Haight and Ashbury streets are not to be rushed. The shops are an eclectic mix. Everyone is chilled around this area and you will find you will slow the pace down too as you stroll down the street window shopping. Don't miss the great legs suspended out the upstairs window from Piedmont Boutique. Still looking good after all these years!

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Euless, tx
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Stopped to stroll about befre departing SFO.. Smaller intersection than I envisioned..Went in and out of very stores and shops. TIEDYED merchandise overpriced. Kind of seedy area. Homeless camped one street over. Approached by dude with packpack inquiring if I wanted to buy some killer weed.

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Boulder, Colorado
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233 reviews 233 reviews
39 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We had just arrived in SF and our ap't was on Carl off Stanyan. This was the perfect way to stretch our legs after spending hours on the plane. Lots of people......it was a Saturday afternoon........all the shops were a maze. In fact we were surprised that our three adult children didn't take the time to really explore the shops.... More

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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93 reviews 93 reviews
31 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

What a great way to turn back the clock!!! Saw sights and sounds of crazy things!!! Oh what fun. We were in San Fran for a week and visited twice. There was a street fair on the last Friday we were there... Really fun!!! Ha gotta visit if you are in town..

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Chicago
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

Dingy place and did not see any artsy bohemian style as it is described in brochures. Some shady looking people too, even though I was there during the morning time.

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McMinnville, Oregon
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100 reviews 100 reviews
52 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

It is definitely a unique area but it's not cool or trendy and really does lack any uniqueness. It's not worth paying for parking.

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Venetia
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140 reviews 140 reviews
42 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Wow man you gotta go. No really this is pure 60's, the shops, the atmosphere, the smell of weed here and there. Yes I have aged into a red neck but I can still get nostalgic and relive my youth with a walk through this neighborhood. There were cops on bicycles so nothing out of hand is happening and it... More

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Fort Worth, TX
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Haight Ashbury is still counter-culture in many ways, but is supported by a lot of tourism, and locals too! Probably safer than it was in, say, 1968, but not worth hanging out for long. The bars and cafes seemed to prowl on the tourist trade.

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Paris, France
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Very chilled vibe as you'd expect from the birth place of the American counter culture! Some very cool thrift and knick-knack shops!

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Might be too bohemian for some but we loved it...lots of very interesting stores and diversity. It actually reminded me of some of the Midwestern college towns like Ann Arbor or Kent State (perhaps a few more hippies and homeless at the Haight).

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