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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 #103 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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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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102 helpful votes 102 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Pasadena, Ca
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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

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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149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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