Haight District, San Francisco

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    Want To See A Real Ghost Tour?

    by doesnotcompute Written May 16, 2008

    Wow! I just went on this tour called the Haunted Haight Walking Tour and it was awesome! This is really the best ghost tour in the city. Why? The guide is a real ghost hunter! He spent the night on Alcatraz! WOW! Check out his organization called San Francisco Ghost Society www.sfghostsociety.org
    I was very impressed to see that his society is a TAPS family member too! He is the real deal. I went on this tour really for all the cool history and my husband and I love Victorians and the Haight-Ashbury has a lot. He talks all about the Victorians and you see some amazing places you usually would never see unless you go on a walking tour. He made us feel like we were all just friends on a walk. The other party of four people were really sweet. He cracked me up a lot! What a funny guy! He gave away prizes and gave us all a free book with all the stories and pictures! Well worth it and it was only $20. Best part was it ended at a haunted bar...I'll keep which one a secret! The tour starts at a coffee shop called COFEE TO THE PEOPLE @ 1206 Masonic. Check out the website. www.hauntedhaight.com

    I must say I left this tour not feeling tired. There are no hills on it at all! Can you believe that in San Francisco. My husband and I really want to experience the real San Francisco from a local's point of view, so some friends recommended this tour. That is the best way to travel and feel like a local. We were amazed at how funny and intelligent this ghost hunter was who lead the tour. He has lived in the Haight for a long time and he really knows his stuff! We learned how to debunk ghosts and what tools ghost hunter's use and saw some cool hauted areas. and I must admit, we experienced some strange stuff in front of this one place. I was pretty scared but it was really thrilling! This is not one of those "cheesy" ghost tours that we've taken in Frisco before. This is a local guide doing good things for folks in the city. Don't miss it!

    Beyond This Earth!
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    Best Record Store- Ameoba Records

    by melo-d Written Apr 10, 2007

    Ameoba Records is the best record store in San Fran.
    I could spend days here, infact I did (I was staying down the street)

    They have everything and a great selection of used cds/music.

    Also a great DVD collection and used DVD's

    The staff was very helpful.

    Stop here when you are in the Haight.

    If you love music you don't want to miss it!

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    Love and Haight

    by rickyvilla81 Written Nov 2, 2003

    Isn't it ironic that the Summer of Love started in the Haight? By the way, that's called a pun for those of you who don't know. By the way that's awful sarcasm. By the way that's self-deprecation. By the way, this place is still full of aging hippies. It's a bit like Camden Town in a way, all the colorful shopfronts and stuff. The best place though is Amoeba Records, a huge record shop where I saw - I can barely believe it myself - the Butcher cover version of Yesterday and Today by the Beatles! I could not believe it. I have looked for this record all my life. It was a thousand bucks. Angela thinks I'm saving for our wedding...

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    For old hippies

    by nomadig Written Mar 20, 2005

    Once famous for hippies, Haight Ashbury has been able to keep its charm while it has been commercialized and most of the shopkeepers care more about money than love.

    The neighbourhood is pleasant and there are a lot of shops selling clothes, records, generic stuff and peculiarities. You can get tattoos and piercings there, too.

    The main street for the region is Haight Street and the shopping area is between Golden Gate Park in east and Buena Vista Park in west. Both of these parks are also worth of a visit.

    Haight Ashbury is quite far away from the downtown and if you do not want to spend the best part of the day walking there, grab a taxi, MUNI or bus to get there.

    Street sign at Haight Ashbury

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    The famous Haight Street

    by katpanou Written Oct 3, 2004

    Flower power, the hippie revolution, rock' n' roll and psychedelia, magic buses, Janis Joplin, Greatful Dead and the summer of love...
    if these words ring a bell within you then you must visit the famous Haight Street. After all, this is where it all started from

    Although these days are long over, Haight Street still retains much of its hippie-alternative past and is a good days walk amongst a colourful crowd

    Dont omit to visit the legendary Amoeba record shop!

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    Check out the Victorians in the Haight

    by davequ Updated Jul 27, 2005

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    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.

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    Haight Ashbury

    by Jim_Eliason Written Jul 14, 2009

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    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.

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    walk and gawk

    by YolandaC Written Mar 27, 2005

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    Haight St. is the place to people watch and once you tire of that try shopping in one of the many second-hand shops.

    diaper dude
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    Haight fun

    by isolina_it Written Sep 22, 2003

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    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 ;)

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    Haight street

    by Djinn76 Written Jan 19, 2003

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    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!!

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    Buena Vista Park

    by Tom_Fields Updated Jan 2, 2007

    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.

    Buena Vista Park Strolling through the park View of the San Francisco skyline Looking west, toward Golden Gate Park More of the park
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    Walk the Haight/Ashbury

    by jzeidman Written Dec 24, 2002

    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.

    Haight/Ashbury Streets

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