San Francisco - Haight-Ashbury

San Francisco - Haight-Ashbury

The Haight Ashbury:

Haight Ashbury is the neighborhood where the famous 60's hippies were active, and many rockers lived. At the “Summer of Love” in 1967, over 100,000 young people, arrived at San Francisco, looking for freedom, love, drugs and rock and roll. As you can imagen the city can’t handle so many people and it creates a lot of conflicts.

The Haight St keeps today the spirit of the past days with it local stores, shops, and local residence. Today the street from the Golden Gate Park all the way to Buena Vista Park is a nice place to visit.

Here you can shop, eat, drink, or just watch the locals.

Although it may looks touristy it keeps the original vibe and also locals shop and visit here. You can find many tie-dyes cloth and secondhand shops, psychedelic posters, and a huge old vinyl record store (Amoeba Music) just before you reach the Golden Gate Park.


You can visit this street as an extension to your Golden Gate Park visit or a destination by itself.

From here you can walk east, pass Buena Vista Park (and Corona Heights Park) all the way down to Castro District.


Corona Heights Park open space hill has excellent view to the east, all the way to downtown San Francisco.


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