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Haight-Ashbury

1500 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117-2913
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  • Haight-AshburyPro 2014
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    The intersection famous for the start of the original hippie movement in the the 1960s. The area keeps the hippie vibe alive with vintage clothing, coffee and trippie shops radiating out from the intersection.

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    So much history on these streets. Tons of amazing small shops to visit

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    Hippie town of SF! Super bohemian stores and smoke shops. A lot of homeless people as well. Younger crowd usually hangs around here

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    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.

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    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.

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    WELCOME TO THE HAIGHT!!!

    you want food?
    they got food!
    you want some style?
    they got style!
    (or something that closely resembles it...or maybe it's just lacking class)
    you want some designer toys and paraphernalia?
    they got designer toys and paraphernalia!

    everything i want within spitting distance. urban sprawl complete with unadulterated, corporate free (?) merchandise and all the accouterments to go with it.

    hell...they will even throw in some Harri Krishna's for shits n giggles!!!
    however i could do with less third world and more metropolitan...

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    Good street to walk on

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    I lived up Ashbury St for 1 1/2 years and The Haight, as it's known to those in the know, was my neighborhood. I like it, but it's definitely aged. The music scene is practically dead and the only hippies left are the sad runaways living on the streets and begging. However, it's a San Francisco iconic experience, there are prob a dozen great thrift shops and at least two dozen of SF's best clothing and shoe stores, and you can't leave SF without going to Amoeba Records.

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    This is a neighborhood. A famous neighborhood, but if you're the sight-seeing type you might want to breeze through.

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  • Haight-AshburyPro 2014

    The Haight is such a fun neighborhood to explore. There are boutique shops, a handful of good restaurants, and a lot of local flavor.

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    This place is pretty cool just because of the history it has but it is a tourist trap... I thought of it like the Venice Beach of SanFran. Homeless people everywhere and the streets smelled of dirty weed and piss.

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  • Haight-AshburyPro 2014

    The haight has a charm that ive seen nowhere in the country not even new york. Its always packed full of people on the streets. The boutiques and shops along haight street are one of a kind especially

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  • Haight-AshburyAmbassadorPro 2014

    If you close your eyes, you can start to picture what Haight-Ashbury used to be. The reality is quite different, though. It's now a tourist trap. Go elsewhere for a taste of the 60s.

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    Not for everyone, but... If you have a taste for the alternative, let the shops (and unique people) along Haight Street captivate your imagination! Steampunk apparel at Distractions? Herbs for whatever ails you at The Happy High Herb Shop? Galleries, interesting shoes, Ben and Jerry's, LOTS of great vintage shopping!

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    I know this was the hippy capital in the 60s and 70s but walking down the street today, I feel that it's the antithesis of the hippy spirit (more like the capitalistic spirit) with rows of shops. Having said that it is a great place to go shopping for your burning man gear. Lots of vintage and steam punk shops.

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    I know it was supposed to be the centre of 60's counter culture, but I wasn't impressed by it. I thought it appeared rather shabby.

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    Famous Hippie neighborhood in SF. It's colorful with a lot of unique shops, where you'll get cool clothes or souvenirs.

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Centered around the intersection of Haight St and Ashbury St, the neighborhood was the epicenter (and in some ways the genesis) of the hippy movement in 1960's San Francisco. Today it is home to bohemians of all types-- hipsters, hippies, recent college grads, and the weird-and-wonderful. While the neighborhood has retained much of its former hazy glory, commercialization has certainly gotten its foot in the door and made its mark. Good or bad, along side the tried-and-true, haight-authentic establishments, you'll also now find a few more upmarket bars, restaurants, and stores-- something to satisfy everyone.

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