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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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  • This area has been built up to be touristy, but there is still enough history there, that was a highlight to the trip! But first do your history - we overheard in a unique store (can't remember the na...  more »
  • ... due to its reputation for being full of weird people we just quickly took a walk through it. Maybe unjustified judgement? Nobody tried to be intrusive or anything, but we nevertheless did not feel...  more »
  • Personally, I stayed to see this famous street, but I wouldn't go alone. A lot of homeless people and not very clean neighborhood. A lot of small hippie shops and small restaurants where I wouldn't dare eat ;) To see all the same if you go through this corner. It's part of the history of San Francisco!
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