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.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
A Glimpse Into San Francisco's 60s
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."
Visited in 2013
Haight-Ashbury's Recycled Style: Vintage Wears and Wares
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
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
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.