10 Things to Do in SF: # 6 An Afternoon in the Hippie Haven Haight & Ashbury
Spending an afternoon visiting the district of Haight and Ashbury is an unusual delight, evoking the bohemian within us all. It was the center of the hippie culture in the 60s set in colorful Victorian architecture. During the day, you'll find a mix of tourists, local and young homeless people. Traces of peace and love vibe can be seen in the smoking shops, cafes, bookstores, high-end vintage boutiques and second hand shops.
|Colorful Victorian Architecture|
|One of the many coffee shops along Haight Street|
|Yes it's legal for those with medical prescription|
|Smoke shop / Former hippie haven turned upscale neighborhood|
|Enjoying a lovely walk and a beer break after that|
|Check out those legs by the window|
|Inside Golden Gate Park|
Continue walking and at the end of Haight Street intersecting Stanyan Street, you'll find the Entrance to Golden Gate Park.
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On a personal note, we have enjoyed a long weekend due to Hijri New Year + Diwali + Halloween celebrations. Despite a few party invitations, we opted to stay at home for a quiet weekend of rest and relaxation. In the Philippines, All Saints Day is usually spent camping with family and friends at the cemetery, lighting up candles, lots of fresh flowers and an all day picnic. Yes, that's right, morbid as it sounds, it has been a long ongoing practice. As for me, I lit a scented candle at home with a short prayer to remember departed family.
What did you do for Halloween?
Have a beautiful Sunday!
Love & light,