HAIGHT-ASHBURY Summer of Love in the 1960s. The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin and even Anne Rice,author of Interview with a Vampire, once lived in the Haight neighborhood. (You may not be a fan of the Grateful Dead but check out the group’s members house on 710 Ashbury -pictured here) Not much has changed since the 60s. Some of the original flower-power kids are still here but the second wave of identity-seekers (pierced, tattooed kids) have arrived. The Haight extends from Masonic to the park’s entrance at Stanyan Street. The most taken picture is the corner of Haight and Ashbury. Drop by Ben and Jerry’s for an ice-cream treat there. You’ll find second-hand stores here with your choice of tie-dye t-shirts and there are pricey boutiques as well. There are great restaurants like Cha Cha Cha and if you’re a music fan, you have to go to Amoeba a former bowling alley converted into a music store, so you can imagine how big the store is!
Don't forget to trip through the Haight....always a must on my San Francisco visits....surprisingly great food....street musicians....art exhibits...tie dye shops...candles....incense.....Ben & Jerrys....
Haight Ashbury was one of the center's of America's counter culture movement in the 1960's. Today its a mix of counter culture tourist traps with a lot of homeless people living here.
This park offers a fine view of San Francisco, hence the name. It also has some pleasant trails to hike. This is an excellent place to vist while touring the Haight-Ashbury district.
I love the old houses south of the Panhandle in the Haight and Cole Valley.
Walk the side streets like Page and Cole to enjoy some of imho the most beautiful houses ever built anywhere.
Haight St. is the place to people watch and once you tire of that try shopping in one of the many second-hand shops.
eh eh, haight street is the funniest and the most original street. you can`t get annoyed and, as far as it seems from the pic, not even people living there do ;)
This has been the center of the "flower power" generation. You can still see some weird people left and lots of funny shops!
Definitely worth a glance!!
Go to the haight and wander the shops. The area isn't as colorful as it used to be, but it won't disappoint your senses.