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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
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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 is defineitly must see.

Being a deadhead this was one of my first stops in SF. We went on a Saturday and it was nearly impossible to find parking close by. There are a few unique shops and a lot of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Becky K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Being a deadhead this was one of my first stops in SF. We went on a Saturday and it was nearly impossible to find parking close by. There are a few unique shops and a lot of vintage clothing stores which was the best part about the shopping. If you shop at Jammin on Haight, don't make the mistake of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Gorgeous houses- no doubt about that!!! Unique, bizzare items in some stores. I felt like I went back to the 70's era- but with people totting cellphones around. Can get weird, though as we encountered some exhibitionist with nothing but socks on their private parts.

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Hixson, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Drove through this area 3 times during our visit to San Francisco. The sites in this part of town were interesting. We never stopped but it was neat to see due to the pop history from this area.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in the neighborhood for a month and found it pretty peaceful. Haight St. is fun to visit with some nice restaurants and shops mingled in with the psychedelic offerings. Panhandle Park is for dogs and joggers and in Buena Vista Park you can climb up and up for a couple of nice views of the city. At the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I felt out of place, but it was worth the trip to soak in the atmosphere. There's not much to do, so I bought a fake nose ring, too. I went with my grown up family, but I don't recommend taking kids. The smell of weed is strong.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun to walk around, nice cafes, numerous large vintage shops, a few Tibetan stores. Buy a largish 40s or 50s suit - not cheap. Good for vintage affectionatos but cheaper stuff also though nothing that caught my (aged 52) eye. Interesting architecture; well done up wooden houses. The heyday of hippie-dem is long ago. The two good parks.

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Carroll, Ohio, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We rented a place here, and used it for our "base" of travel. The Golden Gate Park was nearby, as were great coffee shops, convenient bus lines, MANY homeless people and the drifting smell of something being smoked. Shops were strange (as might be expected) including a "Shop of oddities" as seen on tv. Among these shops was a restaurant... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a historic place to visit from the past. There are a lot of homeless people and it looks like people who are still on drugs Hip place that is becoming more and more expensive. Cute shopping. You're in SF so it's a place to visit as there is no other place like this place.

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I know it sounds cliche, but there I was sitting on the 6 Bus riding up to Haight with my wife and son and within minutes I was listening to the Dead, from May 1972 in Amsterdam. Totally sets the mood and gives one the perfect mindset. Now I know it's more touristy than not, but to me it's still... More 

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Concord, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I trekked down to Haight-Ashbury like many others before me to find some of the homes were the famous blues-rock singer Janis Joplin once lived. I enjoyed seeing that it was still an interesting street with some stores which paid a nod to that famous era, the Summer of Love. I was disappointed, however, that the area didn't give more... More 

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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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