The Haight-Ashbury is often remembered as the hippy Mecca — a place where The Grateful Dead live on forever. But the Haight is so much more than that: it is the central destination for all things alternative in San Francisco. And for a city that prides itself in being different, that’s saying quite a lot.
The primary retail destination for the Haight-Ashbury is along Haight Street, primarily between Divisadero and Stanyan. If you’re lucky enough to find a parking spot on the weekend, wander up and down these blocks and see things you certainly won’t find in Kansas.
The 60s are alive and well at shops like Pipe Dreams and The Love of Ganesha, but the artistic skater and DJ cro...
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