Home CastroHaight Marina Mission North Beach Pacific Heights SOMA Hayes Valley Urban Explorations
Funky and hip, with a bit of an edge

Business Not As Usual

Positively Haight
The 60s are memorialized in this shop devoted to psychedelia and the scene that made the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood world famous.
1400 Haight Street at Ashbury
(415) 252-8747
Mon-Sat 11am-8pm, Sun 11am-7pm

Amoeba Music
Looking for that CD of zither music by the Carmelite Nun of Luzon? Check out the vast selection of new and used CDs.
1855 Haight Street between Stanyan and Shrader
(415) 831-1200 --- www.amoebamusic.com
Mon-Sat 10:30am-10pm, Sun 11am-9pm

Piedmont Boutique
Whether you're male or female, if you want to look fabulous in rhinestone sunglasses, a pink wig and chenille, this is the place.
1452 Haight Street near Ashbury
(415) 864-8075
Mon-Sun 11am-7pm

Happy Trails
"One-stop pop shop" specialising in American memorabilia of the 50s and 60s, especially with a cowboy/cowgirl theme.
1615 Haight Street near Clayton
(415) 431-7232
Daily 11 am-7:30 pm

Cha Cha Cha
This restaurant offers tapas dishes with a Caribbean flavor, and the eccentric decor will keep you amused.
1801 Haight Street between Stanyan and Shrader
(415) 386-7670 -- chachacha.citysearch.com
Lunch: Daily 11:30 am-4 pm

Dinner: Sun-Th 5-11 pm, Fri/Sat 5-11:30 pm

The Red Victorian Bed, Breakfast & Art
Slumber under a willow canopy in a redwood grove or celebrate the Summer of Love with a tie-dyed canopy and authentic 60s posters. The rooms in this unusual B&B are designed to evoke different moods. There is also a gallery of meditative art and a public meditation room.
1665 Haight Street between Belvedere and Cole
(415) 864-1978 ---

Things to Experience

Drumming in the Park
Musicians, dancers and the curious gather Sundays in Golden Gate Park for a drumming circle. Where Haight Street ends at the park, follow the path through the pedestrian underpass to the large meadow where the group gathers.

AIDS Memorial Grove
This tranquil, meditative setting in a redwood grove is one of the most beautiful places in Golden Gate Park. To find it, enter the park where Haight Street ends and keep to the left, taking the pedestrian underpass. You’ll emerge into a large meadow. Cross the meadow, staying to your right, then walk behind the tennis courts and club house. You’ll come to an intersection. Across the street you’ll see the sign announcing the entrance to the grove.
Free tours offered weekly: (415) 750-8340

Flower Power Walking Tour
Guides lead this tour of historic hippie haunts of the Haight every Tuesday and Saturday at 9:30, departing from the corner of Stanyan and Waller Streets. Cost is $15 per person.
Reservations: (415) 863-1621
Wed & Sat 9:30 am

Skates on Haight
Skating in Golden Gate Park is an enjoyable diversion, particularly on Sundays when most roads are closed to cars. You can rent skates from this shop conveniently located adjacent to the Park.
1818 Haight Street between Stanyan and Shrader
(415) 752-8375 --- www.skatesonhaight.com
Mon-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat/Sun 10am-6pm

Questions / comments

Updated 9/12/04