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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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  • My wife and I have visited San Francisco several times over the years and while we have driven through the Haight - Ashbury area, we have never taken the time to stop and look around. Yes, there are a...  more »
  • It's an interesting historic area to visit and take a pic at on the corner with the sign to say you did it. There's some fun shops there, but other than that...pretty dirty, lots of homeless people in...  more »
  • Had to stop here and get a photo at the Haight-Ashbury intersection and drive down the street of the old Dead house. It was nostalgiac for my husband and I. If you weren't into the Grateful Dead or th...  more »