By: Dan Rosenbaum
The epicenter of the "Summer of Love," Haight-Ashbury is a part of San Francisco that will always be loved. A bustling street full of independent businesses and cafes, come here to people-watch, shop for vintage clothes and walk in the footsteps of many of the rock gods.
Haight-Ashbury is famous for its tie-dyed, drug-infused, flower-power roots. In the '60s - particularly in the 1967 "Summer of Love" - the neighborhood became a haven for hippies and influential psychedelic rock performers. Though it still maintains a slightly gritty, Bohemian ambiance, it is now an eclectic mix of high-end boutiques; vintage clothing, book and record shops; hip restaurants and cafes; and beautifully restored Victorian homes.
General Visitor Info
The district generally encompasses the neighborhood surrounding Haight Street, bounded by Stanyan Street and Golden Gate Park on the west, Oak Street and the Golden Gate Park Panhandle on the north, Baker Street and Buena Vista Park to the east and Frederick Street and Ashbury Heights and Cole Valley neighborhoods to the south.
How to Get There
You can reach Haight Ashbury via the following MUNI lines:
Bus Lines: 5 - Fulton, 6 - Parnassus, 21 - Hayes, 22 - Fillmore, 24 - Divisadero, 33 - Stanyan, 43 - Masonic, 71 - Haight-Noriega
For additional information, routes and schedules, please visit the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency or call 415.673.6864.
Get more information on the neighborhoods here.
Did You Know?
- The Greatful Dead lived at 710 Ashbury Street, while the Hell's Angels lived at 719 Asnbury Street.
- Janis Joplin lived at two different locations: 635 Ashbury Street and 122 Lyon.
Please note- These are all PAST addresses, none of the people listed still live there and these are peoples' homes and though they are used to and pretty tolerant of tourists taking pictures, their privacy should be respected.
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