Attractions

Top Choice Street in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Haight Street

Was it the fall of 1966 or the winter of ’67? As the Haight saying goes, if you can remember the Summer of Love, dude, you probably weren’t there. The fog was laced with pot, sandalwood incense and burning draft car…
Historic Building in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Zen Center

With its sunny courtyard and generous cased windows, this uplifting 1922 building is an interfaith landmark. Since 1969 it's been home to the largest Buddhist community outside Asia. Before she built Hearst Castle, …
Park in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Alamo Square Park

Hippie communes and Victorian bordellos, jazz greats and opera stars, earthquakes and Church of Satan services: these genteel 'Painted Lady' Victorian mansions have hosted them all since 1857, and survived elegantly…
Notable Building in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Grateful Dead House

Like surviving members of the Grateful Dead, this purple Victorian sports a touch of gray – but, during the Summer of Love, this was where Jerry Garcia and bandmates blew minds, amps and brain cells. After their 196…
Park in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Patricia's Green

The social center of hip, walkable, tree-lined Octavia Blvd is this pocket park, featuring Burning Man–inspired temporary sculpture installations flanked by picnic tables and a playground. At the eastern end is the …
Landmark in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Haight & Ashbury

This legendary intersection was the epicenter of the psychedelic '60s, and 'Hashbury' remains a counterculture magnet. On average Saturdays here you can sign Green Party petitions, commission a poem and hear Hare Kr…
Park in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Buena Vista Park

True to its name, this park, founded in 1867, offers splendid vistas over the city to Golden Gate Bridge. Consider them your reward for hiking up the steep hill, ringed by stately, century-old California oaks. Take …