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Haight-Ashbury: The Summer of Love Walking Tour

Haight-Ashbury: The Summer of Love Walking Tour

From US$ 21 per person

Stop at neighborhood landmarks which once hosted rock royalty and hippie luminaries. Learn about the history and lore behind one of America’s most influential youth movements and how it lives on today.

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  • Immerse yourself in the Summer of Love on this easy stroll through the historic heart of the American counter-culture
  • See the homes once lived in by the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, and more
  • Gaze at neighborhood landmarks that are keeping hippie culture of The Haight alive
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Believe it or not, the Summer of Love started with big homes and cheap rent. Explore the other reasons this old Victorian neighborhood attracted a youth movement that revolutionized the country as you visit the homes that hosted some of its most influential figures. With stops at landmarks like the Grateful Dead house and Amoeba Records, be immersed in the music and memories of the Summer of Love. Discuss the ways that the hippie spirit lives on in the neighborhood and stop at the Janis Joplin Mural. Peek into the landmark Piedmont Boutique, one of the oldest and most locally-beloved shops in the neighborhood.
  • Guided walking tour
  • Expert local guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
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  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

1301 Haight Street (Central Haight Market). Meet on the corner of Haight and Central to the left of the market (while facing it).

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What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • While never expected, tips or gratuities are always appreciated
  • Please note that guests must arrive 10 minutes before tour departure time
  • Due to San Francisco's hills, as well as crowded city streets and unpaved pathways, guests with mobility limitations, wheelchairs, or strollers cannot be accommodated
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4 /5

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Dave is a Great Story Teller!

October 27, 2019

We waited for 20 minutes for our guide and he was a no show. I called the company and they said they just realized he had an emergency and wasn’t going to make it that day. Not impressed with how this was handled.

September 22, 2019

great guided walk!

I learned a lot on this neighbourhood and the hippie movement. it was full of fun stories. Thank you !

July 30, 2019

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