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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 #100 of 362 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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Kansas City, Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I went during a weekday, so maybe that explains how pedestrian it was, but I was expecting more. It's a nice 10 min walk from one end to the other filled with some quirky shops. Luckily very few hippy/bum folks around.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Loved this place, eclectic hippy village in the middle of San Francisco. Packed full of amazing vintage thrift shops, great bargains to be had , perfect for a slow wander along and just taking in the atmosphere!

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Galveston, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We grew up hearing about Haight..what was happening, the music, the Love movement, the Flower Children, etc. These changed our world, or mine forever! While there, we walked the streets with a map listing the houses where musicians lived, wrote, and sang songs of Love and Rebellion. It was a great experience.

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New York City, New York
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90 reviews 90 reviews
82 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I can agree with the best and worst reviews I've read so far, as this location is going to offer a lot more to some people than others. For me personally, I wanted to stop by and say I was there, walked around for a bit looking into the different unique stores, and stopped for lunch which was pretty good.... More

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Albuquerque
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85 reviews 85 reviews
26 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

A fun place to see some quirky shops. Very interesting to those of us who were young in the 60's and 70's. Hiotoric homes with musical roots.

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Recife, PE
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Walking in those streets was one the best things i did in San Francisco. kids will love a shop called The Fizzary. They offer odd soda flavours

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Champaign, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I first made the trip to Haight-Ashbury alone a couple of years ago. It was summer, there was a street/music festival going on and lots of interesting people and shops to see. I don't know what it was, it could have been the sunny weather, the festival or the fact that I was 18, but I loved the place. It... More

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Kentucky
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

After reading some of the reviews here, we almost didn't make the trip to the Haight. We were promised armies of panhandlers and stacks of drugs. We found neither! Everyone we met there was extremely friendly. The shops are more boutique than head shop. It was some of the most affordable shopping we did during our time in the area.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Today, I visited the area with two friends of mine and an open mind. Having heard both negative and positive feedback pertaining to Haight-Ashbury, my friends and I could not help but check it out for ourselves. Without a doubt, the vibrant, historic streets are definitely a part of the "San Francisco experience". Each shop has a unique touch to... More

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Orlando, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This is where the 1969 Summer of Love started. The vibe on the Haight is still there. As you walk around you feel transported back to that era. You see all ethnicities with an abundance of young hip people walking around still searching for peace and love brother. I enjoyed this nostalgic look back to what I believe was the... More

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