Haight Ashbury is a neighborhood in San Francisco known for its very colorful history and exciting sights. The area is located near The Castro District and the Sunset District. In the area, there is an abundance of thrift stores and costume shops that immerse the visitor into the rich history of the area.
(Haight-Ashbury "Summer of Love")
The area came to life in the '60s and was seen as the "hippie" capital. In 1967, teenagers and young adults from all across the country came to Haight Ashbury for the "Summer of Love," where they listened to the new rock music, partook in the use of drugs, and protested the Vietnam War. Artists from all over came to perform for the protesters; these artists included Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead. The main idea of 1967 was to invoke peace; this summer changed the area forever and since then it has been seen as very "hippie."
(Haight-Ashbury Thrift Stores)
All along the streets in the district, there are thrift stores, that range from expensive to cheap. These thrift stores immerse the visitor in the rich history of the area and transport them to another time. "Decades of Fashion" is one store in the area that specializes in different decades. As the shopper walks through the store they move from decade to decade, each room themed with the clothing that it contains. The eras range from the 1880s to the 1980s. Haight-Ashbury also contains the high-end vintage store "Wasteland." The clothes that line the walls of this store are trendy, making it very easy for the shopper to find unique finds that fit in with the times. To find more thrift stores in the area go to https://theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/california/articles/san-franciscos-best-vintage-stores/.
The Haight-Ashbury District is full of a variety of restaurants for all types of eaters. Due to the "hippie" nature of the area, there is an abundance of vegan and gluten-free restaurants that welcome all eaters to join. The nightlife is just as popular as the food, for there are many different cocktail lounges that bistros can enjoy. One popular cocktail lounge is The Aub Zam Zam, which is a vintage space that has been open since 1941. Aub Zam Zam prides itself on its authenticity to the time that it was opened and is a great place for visitors to take in the history of the area.
Amoeba Records is located on Haight Street and is a record store that has been in San Fransisco since 1990. The store is a large open concept with records and CDs lining the wall. Tourists come from all over to be thrown into the past by stepping into the doors. Amoeba Records prides itself on being independently owned with locations only in San Francisco, Berkeley, and Hollywood. The store has frequent concerts and is the main stop for many artists to stop. For more information on Amoeba Records and the history of Amoeba Records go to Haight Ashbury is a neighborhood in San Francisco known for its very colorful history and exciting sights. The area is located near The Castro District and the Sunset District. In the area, there is an abundance of thrift stores and costume shops that immerse the visitor into the rich history of the area.
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