At the end of 1960, Haight-Ashbury was one of the areas where a bohemian movement was born, with hippy idealists who practised a kind of life in harmony with nature and promoting human values

The district has houses with multicoloured façades and a relaxed atmosphere. Known as being an alternative area of San Francisco, it is full of unique clothing stores, artisan shops and bars where you can hear live music.

A large part of the charm when visiting this district comes from simply observing the unusual characters that live in the area.

Haight-Ashbury is found nearby the Golden Gate Park, and so the best option is to see both places on the same day.

We recommend visiting Haight-Ashbury during the day. At night the atmosphere could be less appealing to many.


Bus: lines 6, 7, 33, 37 and 71.

Nearby places

Alamo Square (1.4 km) California Academy of Sciences (1.6 km) De Young Museum (1.8 km) Twin Peaks (2 km) Mission Dolores (2.3 km)