Haight Ashbury

The Summer of Love may be long gone, but legendary Haight-Ashbury still offers peace, love and happiness to all who visit. In the mid-1960s, the corner of Haight and Ashbury was, perhaps, the most famous intersection in the world. Today, it’s worthy of a visit to see the ornate Victorians that line the streets, as well as the Grateful Dead house (710 Ashbury St.), where the infamous band lived. Evoking images of the counterculture with smoke shops, music stores and Eastern-influenced boutiques, the Haight is a haven for flower children and their children’s children alike. Hippie relics remain, but the neighborhood is a whole new scene, with hip bars, ethnic restaurants, trendy retail shops and lively nightlife.