Haight-Ashbury

Locals, lingerers, and lurkers convivially mix in Haight-Ashbury’s artistic and eclectic atmosphere.

Born of counterculture roots, this creative-minded slice of San Francisco is a haven for urban hippies and vintage enthusiasts. Haight-Ashbury’s colorful architecture, boldly nostalgic shops, and eclectic (and most likely organic) cafes and restaurants exude a magnetism that draws many to the neighborhood. Its laissez-faire attitude also attracts folks on the fringe, so Haight-Ashbury might not be your cup of yerba mate should you dislike being approached for spare change.

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On the Map

Haight-Ashbury is bordered by Alamo Square, Duboce Triangle, Lower Haight, Cole Valley, Hayes Valley, The Castro, Twin Peaks, and Western Addition/NOPA

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Possible

SFO Airport: 25 minutes by cab without traffic
Golden Gate Park: 5 minute walk
Fisherman's Wharf: 50 minutes by public transit
The Ferry Building: 33 minutes by public transit

A Glimpse Into San Francisco's 60s

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Peace signs, hookah hoses, and all-natural herbs serve as constant reminders that you're in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco's neighborhood that pays homage to flower children.

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Whether you're thirsting for shops, sustenance, or substances, Haight-Ashbury has no shortage of stores, cafes, and certified organic restaurants to quell your cravings.

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Staying here is definitely for those that want to experience different aspects of SF, rather than the usual touristy type of hotel areas. The neighborhood itself was very quiet and I enjoyed looking at all the beautiful and unique houses in the area."

Andrea

Visited in 2013

Haight-Ashbury's Recycled Style: Vintage Wears and Wares

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In Haight-Ashbury, worn-down and broken-in are more common than crisp, new, or shiny.

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Oh, the things she must have seen!

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Great economical eateries and many eclectic bars characterize this active nightlife neighborhood. Famed epicenter of San Francisco’s 60’s counterculture movement, the area has retained its funky charm with some great shopping and eatery updates."

A Local Look at Haight-Ashbury

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There's a quiet side to Haight-Ashbury. Its homes are picturesque and its stoops are perfect for perching.

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Real locals live here. They get together to chat, to chill, and to challenge one another to a friendly game.

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Serving nostalgia in Double LP doses, Haight-Ashbury still boasts shops where you can leaf through records.

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More likely than not, you'll find hand-written employee recommendations taped to their plastic sleeves.

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Come on in. We left the light on.

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Marc Olivier Le Blanc specializes in commercial and editorial portrait photography. Although he's currently based in the vibrant Mission neighborhood of San Francisco, he returned to his native France to shoot Paris for this project through a traveler's eye. He always strives to turn both the ordinary and the unusual into something extraordinary.

Marc Olivier Le Blanc

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