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- 98%Local Culture
- 89%Budget Travelers
- 82%History Buffs
- 65%Art & Design Lovers
- 62%Family Travelers
User Reviews (104 Reviews)
- Haight-AshburyMember ofBackpackersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 6Jan 20, 2014
Famous Hippie neighborhood in SF. It's colorful with a lot of unique shops, where you'll get cool clothes or souvenirs.
- Haight-AshburyMember ofBackpackersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 6Dec 04, 2013
I live in this neighborhood and am a fan. Yes, there are homeless people. No, it's not the cleanest street in the city. But there is an incredible amount of variety in terms of places to eat, drink, shop and wander. Alembic, Magnolia Brewery, and Toronado have some of the best beer selections in SF. Cha Cha Cha has food to die for. There are great legitimate thrift stores like Wasteland and Buffalo Exchange, as well as some higher end vintage thrift stores. Don't forget to wanter a block down to beautiful Page Street, tree lined and full of beautiful houses. Another block down and you can wander along the panhandle! Great area overall.
- Haight-AshburyAmbassadorMember ofBackpackersLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 8Nov 26, 2013
You can't not go to see the famous Haight-Ashbury. If you're expecting something super exciting, you'll be disappointed. it's just a street intersection with shops on it. It's what the street means that makes it powerful as you walk down it.
- Haight-AshburyMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodiesJun 26, 2013
Haight Ashbury, so rich , such a plethora of history. If you are a flower child or the spawn of one, you will fit right at home here. From the ever famous " Hippie Hill" to Amoeba Music, this place is just jam packed with bohemian culture. The colors are bright and the people are friendly, it is a great easy going place to be.
- Haight-AshburyMember ofBackpackersFoodiesNightlife Lovers+ 1Oct 19, 2013
The 60s still hangs in the air on Haight-Ashbury, seen through boutique windows displaying tie-dyed garments and an extraordinary number of weirdly-shaped pipes. The thing I love about this area, though, is its unmistakable community feel. Everyone knows each other here -- a pleasant rarity in such a big city. I recommend spending an afternoon perusing the shops before grabbing coffee in one of the many cafes along the way.
- Haight-AshburyCommunity ManagerMember ofBackpackersLocal CultureFoodies+ 4Aug 09, 2013
I can't say I love this area of the city. For a tourist, it's fun and the shops are incredibly unique. For me, it's not my favorite place to visit unless I'm headed to a particular bar. There's a bit of aggressive panhandling here from kids who I wonder if are even poor. That said, the area offers some of the best fine drink, food and clothing establishments in the city.
Some notable bars are Alembic, a great cocktail and craft gastropub, Magnolia, which brews their own beer, and Hobson's Choice, which I rarely go to but offers a huge selection of rums. If you're a dive bar fan, Murio's offers a great beer selection, friendly staff and a chill crowd. You can even get a 21st Amendment beer on tap here for less than what you would pay at 21st Amendment itself.
Amoeba Records is also a must-see. Quite possibly San Francisco's best record store, you'll find everything from foreign films and music to a huge collection of vinyl.
Legendary and iconic, Haight-Ashbury doesn't really reflect the free love and peace that I had known it for from before. If you're visiting the city, it's still a unique place to check out.
- Haight-AshburyMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsOct 18, 2013
Made famous by the 'Summer of Love', today the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood bordering Golden Gate Park retains something of its erstwhile counterculture vibe, though no one would seriously argue that it hasn't gotten heavily commercialized. Still, for cool restaurants and funky bars and clothing stores (or if you want to get something tattooed or pierced on a whim), the Haight is a neighborhood worth paying a visit to. Also home to the enormous Amoeba Records store, an SF institution, and an alarming number of gutter-punks offering 'green buds' of questionable provenance.
- Haight-AshburyMember ofBackpackersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 4Jul 19, 2012
Haight street has roots back to the hippie movement of San Francisco. You will find many unique sights here such as an anarchist bookshops and curious shops. Please do see it, the atmosphere here is friendly and inviting.