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Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Tourist Spots
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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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  • After seeing heaps of photos of this district I was slightly disappointed, very dirty with drug dealers offering you weed. Some great murals are around the Main Street and quirky shops are there if yo...  read more »
  • This district still lives fully in the 1970s. Hippies and flower power feel here the time survived. Always worth a visit, poke around in the many boutiques and shops the two hands. There are a lot of bums and homeless people. Both the birth home of Jimmi Hendrix as that of Janis Joplin are both in this district.
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  • This is where it started at-60 's Power Surge and Hippies. Blah lived Jimmy Hendrix here also. Many odd shops you can also find this similarly restaurants with good food and drinks. If you are in San Francisco on vacation and wants to see and know more about the city so can be easily hit by subway from downtown SF that goes right quick.
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