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Haight-Ashbury

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Address: Haight Street between Masonic and Stanyan, San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone Number: 415 391 2000
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Dining, City walk sightseeing, Shopping, Group tours/walking tour
Description: Center of the long-gone hippie culture of the 1960s, this trendy...
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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It's a very quirky neighbourhood with lots of unique shops and hippy style decor. Unfortunately I visited around 10 am so not much was open and it was a little quiet but I imagine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Haight-Ashbury is a must-see for anybody who has had a neo-hippy period in their life or for anybody who is the product of boomer parents. It's ground-zero for the west coast chapter of the American cultural revolution and it appears to be frozen in time, but you have to be at least a little bit literate in beat/hippy San Francisco... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I sorely regretted spending as much time as I actually did here. (My friend led the way. I, the tourist, tagged along.) We saw at least 4 dog poop in 4 different spots as we walked these streets and unfortunately some of them have been walked on. Yuck! It just looked filthy and didn't feel safe plus the shops were,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I can almost swear that the same people who I saw there in 1966 were still standing on the same corner and haven't aged a day. Fun nostalgic visit - can get a little dicey at night - great shops (if you're into the psychedelic 60's)...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Spend an hour walking down Haight street looking into the shops. Very interesting people and great coffee shops as well. Too many bars these days but still worth the visit.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Boutiques selling everything from t-shirts and vintage to bongs and Tibetan prayer bowls. Everyone is on a stroll from the tourists gawking at the locals to the locals themselves. I'd suggest visiting during the day when the shops are open. Take the 71 bus from Market Street and it drops you right in the heart of this district.

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Lancashire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

It's a very quirky neighbourhood with lots of unique shops and hippy style decor. Unfortunately I visited around 10 am so not much was open and it was a little quiet but I imagine it's fun when there's more going on, worth a visit

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A lot of cute and fun vintage and thrift stores where you can find some unique items. There are some stores, hostels, and bars mixed in too, but they are not really worth it. The big thing you will encounter are street kids panhandling with their dogs. There is dog poop all over the street, as well as trash, and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Definitely interesting, yet I found that maybe I had a misconstrued version of what the place would be. Not a lot to do, the place is quite messy and well, the summer of love seems to be done now. One thing you could do is follow some of the walking tours suggested in the app version of Tripadvisor.

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Carrollton, tx
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We are from Texas, so this neighborhood reminded me very much of austin (especially South Congress St). The main difference is that there were people smoking pot on the street (only one group, not like it was on evey corner). If the smell of incense bothers you, don't even come to this area. It wofts out of most of the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Interesting to walk through because of the history and some of the vintage shops were cool. However numerous homeless people sitting around a few of them insulting the passers by. Pleased I've been but wouldnt rush back

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Haight-Ashbury
The area surrounding the intersection of Haight and Ashbury streets, “The Haight” still exudes vibes of the 1960s counterculture as a haven for vintage clothes, music, pop posters and body piercing shops. While the Summer of Love ended decades ago, Haight-Ashbury has turned into a melting pot of hippies, hipsters, and professionals. Walking through its streets can still feel like stepping back in time. A must-see neighborhood for most music fans, it’s easy to see why these streets attracted the likes of the Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin. You’ll likely be content in The Haight day or night, just be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.
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