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Address: Haight Street between Masonic and Stanyan, San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone Number: +1 415-391-2000
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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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Pure nostalgia

For those of us of a certain age, Haight-Ashbury is a must-see. There are still a few head shops and hippie-inspired places, but they're more of the same from one's memories... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Vista, California
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Raleigh-Durham
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a nice pocket of town to see some nice houses, sample some unusual stores and smell a lot of pot. I would not plan my whole day around this area. There are some good places to eat but I would spend my time in other parts of the city if I had only one day. Be warned that... More 

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Vista, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For those of us of a certain age, Haight-Ashbury is a must-see. There are still a few head shops and hippie-inspired places, but they're more of the same from one's memories. Nevertheless, I'm glad I got to see it. Probably won't go back, though.

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Asheville, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hey man, this is a must see if you're a Boomer. Yes, it has changed from the Sixties, but the city and shopkeepers have done a nice job of recreating some of the vibe. Lots of weird and wacky stores, unusual eateries, and a t-shirt shop where you'll find the likes of the Beatles, Jefferson Airplane, and the Grateful Dead... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is definitely not a must go, but a quirky neighbourhood with a few shops. They say it was the birthplace of hippie movement in SF but we couldn't find much sign of that (unless you consider tie dye clothes and tibetan stores). I would only suggest a visit if you have time to spare.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have always wanted to see the Haight Ashbury sign as the hippie culture started here! This is it folks! California has recreational marijuana now, that made the experience much better. Life is great on Haight Ashbury, definitely a must see if you are in the area. Tons of food to choose from, and lots of touristy shops.

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Orlando, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very few remnants of the iconic history of the area. I was disappointed. Very few stores to harken back to the hippie days. Wasn't worth spending much time here. Stay on the bus and just ride through.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Haight and Ashbury St as we heard it was a cool place to check out. We arrived at 5:30pm. The shops are very different, they sell stuff that you wouldn't find in usual stores. They're pretty funky. Great if you're into vintage and specialty items. I think it may be nicer to visit during the day as you... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK, this place has lots of history, and back in the '60s it was the most iconic hangout for hippies in the country, to say nothing of the legendary amount of 420 smoking. Any musician of any "noteworthiness" could be found there at one time or another. It is still very colorful, and some of the old landmarks are still... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of history here, area has incredible Victorian houses and cool shops and restaurants/bars, Its a must visit, learn about the start of the San Francisco counter culture homes of Grateful dead, Hells angels , Manson and Janis.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to shop for "normal" things and oddities.I found everything from all kinds of stones to Bohemian clothing. The diversity of people here was also amazing to just sit by and watch. Well worth walking through if you like out of the ordinary.

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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 neighbourhood 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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