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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. To visit Haight-Ashbury and other attractions in San Francisco, use our San Francisco trip generator.
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  • As a child of the 60's this was always and iconic address for me, however, as an older adult, it was just an intersection in a quirky part of town! Worth taking a picture of for posterity, but not muc...  more »
  • i remeber the 1959 summer of love and this was the epicenter still has a good record shop down the road from here and the buildings and locals maintain the vibe though now toned down the f.b.i. didn't...  more »
  • This was a place I wanted to come back and visit and take more notice of. I came across an old picture taken on the corner of Haight-Ashbury of the flower power days which was interesting to see. Alon...  more »