“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.”
The Haight is the spiritual home of the Summer of Love. Today the neighborhood clings to its long-haired roots, with plenty of head shops on Haight and stoners paying respects to the former Grateful Dead house on Ashbury. Upper Haight to the west is a prime vintage shopping destination, though scruffy around the edges. Skateboarders take the downhill slide to Lower Haight, for seasonal brews on tap at Toranado and Burning Man planning at NocNoc.