Haight-Ashbury
Haight-Ashbury
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Center of the long-gone hippie culture of the 1960s, this trendy neighborhood is now a whole new scene with upscale boutiques, Internet cafes and hip restaurants.
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The area surrounding the intersection of Haight and Ashbury streets, “The Haight” still exudes vibes of the 1960s counterculture as a haven for vintage clothes, music, pop posters and body piercing shops. While the Summer of Love ended decades ago, Haight-Ashbury has turned into a melting pot of hippies, hipsters, and professionals. Walking through its streets can still feel like stepping back in time. A must-see neighborhood for most music fans, it’s easy to see why these streets attracted the likes of the Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin. You’ll likely be content in The Haight day or night, just be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.
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  • Jeff G
    43 contributions
    Too many overpriced vintage shops mixed in with drug dealers
    I specifically went here to check out what i thought was a Goth clothing store but realized, it was yet another vintage clothing store. I felt rather uncomfortable in this area. Lots of loitering hippies (as expected i guess) openly dealing their goods while invading everyone's space. I also thought most stores were surprisingly expensive. I was happy to find a HUGE record store but, wasn't impressed with what they had. Glad i visited because of the history but, i would recommend to stay clear if visiting.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 29, 2023
  • Beth N
    Moline, Illinois3 contributions
    Fun and relaxing neighborhood
    My 19 year old son and I spent a fun afternoon walking down Haight Street checking out all the stores. Saw lots of store owners standing outside talking to what seemed to be local folks. Very relaxed atmosphere and it was a lot of fun seeing all the colorful murals on every block. I definitely recommend visiting this neighborhood if you can fit it in your schedule.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written May 24, 2023
  • betsnow
    Tucson, Arizona1,364 contributions
    Step back in time...
    Take a step back into the flower child era right here, and don't miss walking this cool and notable neighborhood. Haight-Ashbury was on our touristy list of places to visit (I had been here years prior) and walk and it did not disappoint with it's shops, murals, significant homes (Hendrix, Joplin, Grateful Dead), and places to stop for eats/drinks. You do feel like you have taken a step back into a time that was more revolutionary, yet simpler than today and it was refreshing. Easy walk, free and you can get a great cup of coffee. There is a T-shirt store on the corner (Love on Haight) that is quirky and sells some artist made tie-dye shirts/clothes that are exceptional (and a bit pricey, but hey you are touristing). The mural on the store alone is worth seeing.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 8, 2023
  • Rob4Patti
    White River Junction, Vermont28 contributions
    Take a step back in time
    If you’re a sixties fan you will want to go here. We were lucky enough to be there when they had their annual street fest. It was like a step back in time. If you remember Woodstock in the sixties and a lot of group singers this was the place.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 28, 2023
  • Pauly-101
    Glasgow, United Kingdom517 contributions
    Great vibe
    Visited Haight Ashbury on a rainy morning and ended up spending the day wandering around the shops and trying out a few pubs. It’s been said in many other reviews but the area really does have a great, relaxed vibe. We were made to feel welcome by all of the locals and it’s probably the area we’d want to revisit first on a return trip. Side note – we loved our time here so much we named our cat ‘Ashbury’. If that’s not an endorsement of the area I don’t know what is!
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 26, 2023
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C K
Madison, WI740 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
We wanted to see where the 'Summer of Love' and the counter culture of the 60's looked like. Frankly, it was better (in terms of upkeep) than I imagined. It still has that hippie appearance. Colorful. Free spirited.
Written February 8, 2024
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Pauly-101
Glasgow, UK517 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Visited Haight Ashbury on a rainy morning and ended up spending the day wandering around the shops and trying out a few pubs. It’s been said in many other reviews but the area really does have a great, relaxed vibe. We were made to feel welcome by all of the locals and it’s probably the area we’d want to revisit first on a return trip. Side note – we loved our time here so much we named our cat ‘Ashbury’. If that’s not an endorsement of the area I don’t know what is!
Written October 26, 2023
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Rob4Patti
White River Junction, VT28 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
If you’re a sixties fan you will want to go here. We were lucky enough to be there when they had their annual street fest. It was like a step back in time. If you remember Woodstock in the sixties and a lot of group singers this was the place.
Written September 28, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

betsnow
Tucson, AZ1,364 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
Take a step back into the flower child era right here, and don't miss walking this cool and notable neighborhood. Haight-Ashbury was on our touristy list of places to visit (I had been here years prior) and walk and it did not disappoint with it's shops, murals, significant homes (Hendrix, Joplin, Grateful Dead), and places to stop for eats/drinks. You do feel like you have taken a step back into a time that was more revolutionary, yet simpler than today and it was refreshing. Easy walk, free and you can get a great cup of coffee. There is a T-shirt store on the corner (Love on Haight) that is quirky and sells some artist made tie-dye shirts/clothes that are exceptional (and a bit pricey, but hey you are touristing). The mural on the store alone is worth seeing.
Written September 8, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

TAMAN1951
Liberty Lake, WA6,625 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Just a neighborhood that got famous for the start of the hippie culture.

Mostly regular folks mow but some great landmarks where famous folks of the period lived.
Written August 6, 2023
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DipuKV
Pune, India2,537 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
A cultural icon, Haight-Ashbury is a great place to get a feel of the city. Bustling with crowds, restaurants, shops & activity.
Written August 5, 2023
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Beth N
Moline, IL3 contributions
May 2023 • Family
My 19 year old son and I spent a fun afternoon walking down Haight Street checking out all the stores. Saw lots of store owners standing outside talking to what seemed to be local folks. Very relaxed atmosphere and it was a lot of fun seeing all the colorful murals on every block. I definitely recommend visiting this neighborhood if you can fit it in your schedule.
Written May 25, 2023
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tshep42
Halifax, Canada3,667 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Lots of colourful building and distinct types of shops. Little off the beaten bath. This is where the hippy movement started back in the 70’s. Best place to get a tie die shirt.
Written May 6, 2023
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Jeff G
43 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
I specifically went here to check out what i thought was a Goth clothing store but realized, it was yet another vintage clothing store. I felt rather uncomfortable in this area. Lots of loitering hippies (as expected i guess) openly dealing their goods while invading everyone's space. I also thought most stores were surprisingly expensive. I was happy to find a HUGE record store but, wasn't impressed with what they had. Glad i visited because of the history but, i would recommend to stay clear if visiting.
Written March 29, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Devin D
11 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
It was fun to walk around the neighborhood and visit local shops. The parking is tricky in this area, we ended parking several blocks away.
Written February 9, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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