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- 98%Local Culture
- 90%Budget Travelers
- 74%History Buffs
- 67%Spiritual Seekers
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- Haight-AshburyMember ofSpiritual SeekersLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 6
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.Recommended for:
- Haight-AshburyMember ofFoodiesBackpackersNightlife LoversTrendsters
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.Recommended for:
- Haight-AshburyMember ofSpiritual SeekersLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 8
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.Recommended for:
- Haight-AshburyMember ofSpiritual SeekersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 7
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...
- Haight-AshburyMember ofSpiritual SeekersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 4
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.
- Haight-AshburyMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 10
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.Recommended for:
- Haight-AshburyMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7
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!Recommended for:
- Haight-AshburyMember ofLocal CultureFamily TravelersFoodiesHistory Buffs
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.Recommended for: