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Haight Ashbury Flower Power Walking Tour

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Address: tour begins opposite The Stanyan Park Hotel, San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: 800-979-3370
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I took this tour several years ago with a different daughter. I found the tour this time to be even better. The areas visited were the same but the enthusiasm and knowledge of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I took this tour several years ago with a different daughter. I found the tour this time to be even better. The areas visited were the same but the enthusiasm and knowledge of the young female guide made a nice difference. I learned more about the architecture on this tour, as well as the fun bits about the 60's, the... More 

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Lund, Sweden
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I was recently in San Francisco for the first time and of course i had to do the Haight Ashbury flower power walkin tour. This was a real treat to mind and body. For all of you out there that are still secret internal hippies this is a must do. The guide was a young girl (young from my point... More 

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Lake Tahoe, Nevada
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5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is always a delightful tour, informative and fun. However, this was my first encounter with Stan (Stannous Flouride.. yes, really) who turned out to be a delightful guide. As you can imagine from his moniker, in addition to providing a wealth of knowledge about the Haight and that special long-gone era, Stan entertained us with great stories and much... More 

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Perth, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We did this tour with Izu several months ago. It started off a bit slow, however half way through I realised the tour wasn't necessarily about seeing sights, but more about understanding the culture of the era, which Izu portrayed very well. When the tour finished, we had a good understanding of what it would've been like to be in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Even though the reviews on this tour were mixed, I booked it because I wanted to see what Haight Ashbury was all about AND it was affordable. Stan was our tour guide and he was a fount of information about the history of the Haight area. He told us plenty about The Summer of Love and it's impact and pointed... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was my favourite part of our trip. I just loved the shops. They had the granny gowns for the 60's and 70's and incense burning. The sidewalks are full of cracks and you can hear Janice Joplin belting it out as you're walking down the streets. We stopped at a small beauty salon and had a manicure for $10.00.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

It is with sad news that I have to announce Izu has passed away. She passed away to be with her friends from the 60's. Please add to this comment stream of your experiences so we can keep her alive in our memories.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Our (adult) family of 5 went on the walking tour with Stan. We usually don't like to sign up for tours because of the time frames. I have to say this was the highlight of our entire trip to SF. Stan was so interesting and knowledgeable. He knew and spoke to many of the locals as we walked on the... More 

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New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Great trip thru the history of Haight Ashbury. Tour covered the history of this district and hit some of significant locations from it's hey day in the 60's. Terrific tour guide.

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I don't know if things have changed with Izu but serious, I can't believe the 4 and 5 star reviews. I am not a difficult customer but this was ridiculous. Firstly she was 15 minutes late and seemed very shall we say "strange" . I'm sure she is a lovely person but as a tour guide- no. We were hoping... More 

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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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