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Address: Haight Street between Masonic and Stanyan, San Francisco, CA 94117
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Colourful & eclectic Hippy town (not quite)

The heart of the hippie movement in the 60's & 70's - or so they say and a colourful stop on the tourist trail. The place is bright, colourful and at times psychedelic with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I thought we would go for a walk along Haight St cause we were told the shopping was good. Well, we couldn't have been more wrong. The shops sold out-dated clothes, more like opp shops and hippie type clothing. And the atomsphere is very dim and full of homeless people. Didn't enjoy my walk at all.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place lived up to all my expectations. The colour, the vibrancy, the cliches, the street art and of course the people trying to sell you weed and lsd! Not a place for a night visit perhaps but wonderful on a sunny afternoon.

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Charlotte
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was very disappointed in Haight-Ashbury. The "Painted Ladies" were neat to see, so that was a good ten minutes. Then.... We wandered a bit and looked around the neighborhoods. Okay. Checked out a few shops. Eh. Finally wandered into a small restaurant and grabbed a beer. Again, nothing special. No vibe. No buzz. Take this off the list of things... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went 11 years ago and I was keen to return. The area was not how I remembered with a noticeable gentrification but also a marked increase in people trying to sell you drugs. Also got harassed a bit when not giving to the homeless people in the area.

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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Things are a little more run down than they used to be. I suppose that happens with time. There is always something or someone to look at. Grab pizza by the slice and go for a walk to the park at the end of Haight (to the West). You can park on Fell off of Octavia from the 101 if... More 

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redondo beach, ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a baby boomer, Haight Ashbury brings back memories of Hippies and Flower Power. Today it has some great some restaurants and coffee shops

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The heart of the hippie movement in the 60's & 70's - or so they say and a colourful stop on the tourist trail. The place is bright, colourful and at times psychedelic with lots of interesting places to take money off visitors and locals alike. Obviously there are the usual tat shops with over priced T-shirts, while the vintage/retro... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make sure to take time to see part of SF history, and the beauty of this neighborhood. So much has been done, over the years, to upgrade homes you won't see in any other part of the USA.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Looking beyond the overpriced vintage stores and overwhelming smell of urine, what was most disappointing was the feeling that I could have been in any-beach-town-USA with the smoke shops, cheesy t shirts, and the large pungent vagrant population. The love is gone, in fact the feeling that permeated was one of desperation like 'this isn't fun anymore but it's too... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took a city tour and it included Haight-Ashbury. I took some awesome photos of the graffiti/artwork on the buildings. The homes and businesses are cool to the nth degree.

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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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