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Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco

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Explore the neighborhood known for its history of hippie culture that now hosts a variety of hip cafes, clothing boutiques, independent bookstores, and more. Also called the Haight or the Upper Haight, Haight-Ashbury is the perfect place to get a feel for the 1960s subculture that once defined the city. The neighborhood grew in popularity when North Beach became too expensive for bohemians, and was home to the likes of the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and other rock legends. You can still pick up plenty of tie-dye and incense, and no visit to the neighborhood would be complete without wandering the aisles of a record shop. Stroll the streets, taking in the counterculture that is still visible, admire the murals and Victorian houses, pop into a coffee shop to people-watch, or catch some live music. Our San Francisco online trip planner makes visiting Haight-Ashbury and other San Francisco attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • It's a very crazy, has everything, bars, people of various tribes and also has the such picturesque, colorful houses. However this type of home also has several other SF venues but worth knowing.
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  • It is quite an interesting city. Totally different from other places and features like hippies, might enjoy if you are interested in culture. There is also a bar and live, clothes shop with friends in person at all can get. Just be the middle of the night, but so many don't drunk in terms of security I don't like. But can you go once place ★ Street murals.
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  • There are a couple of thing you absolutely have to do when you are in San Francisco, going to the Haight Ashbury neighborhood is one of them. Quirky, eclectic, hip, strange, and these are just a few o...  more »

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