Haight-Ashbury

Forty years later, the "Summer of Love" lives on throughout this charming Victorian sector, the location of one of the world’s top medical schools. Alamo Square, Cole Valley, Lower Haight, Parnassus Heights One of the most photographed scenes in San Francisco, Alamo Square's famous "postcard row" at Hayes and Steiner streets is a tight formation of Victorian houses back-dropped by downtown skyscrapers, providing a stunning contrast. The corner of Haight and Ashbury streets still has its tie-dyed roots; vintage clothing, books and records are abundant here and along lower Haight Street. Locals will point out Buena Vista Park, with its city views; and, for architectural highlights, Masonic, Piedmont and Delmar Streets. Cole Valley is also view endowed; head for Tank Hill. Parnassus Heights is home to the University of California, San Francisco.