Trip Planner:   USA  /  California  /  San Francisco  /  Haight-Ashbury

Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco

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.
map
Create an itinerary including Haight-Ashbury
Haight-Ashbury Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
1,113 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • August 13, 2017
    I'd read several journalistic reviews of SF which suggested giving H-A a miss. However, it's part of the Big Bus tour route and took our fancy, so we got of for a look. It's terrific! Lots of quirky s...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Great place to stroll, shop, eat and try to imagine what it was like back in the 60's "Summer of Love". Fun shops, interesting old buildings and interesting people make this a fun place to hang out fo...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    Haight-Ashbury still has a little of the 60s feel that I was hoping for. They have fun shops with a hippie feel. We purchased a few tie dye shirts and a few others things. We tried the Cha Cha Cha res...  more »

Plan your trip to San Francisco

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in San Francisco

From inexpensive hostels in quiet residential areas to high-end hotels near the city center, San Francisco has accommodations for every budget. Key consideration is what kind of neighborhood you want to stay in. You'll find luxury hotels in Union Square, which has prime shopping, is near theaters, and is on the cable car line. Many hotels are in the northeastern portion of the city, near the tourist-driven neighborhoods of Chinatown and Fisherman's Wharf, both easily explored on foot. To get away from the tourist crowds, consider the smaller inns and family-run bed and breakfasts in some of the city's more charming neighborhoods, such as Noe Valley or Pacific Heights. There are also boutique hotels scattered around town. Avoid staying in the Tenderloin. If you plan to have a car with you, ask about parking availability and fees. Parking is often difficult and expensive.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in San Francisco by other users

9 days in California BY A USER FROM CANADA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in California BY A USER FROM CANADA May, kids, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in West Coast BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, kids, outdoors, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in San Francisco BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM CHILE February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in San Francisco BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in San Francisco BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans