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The Counter Culture Tour: Haight & Ashbury's Summer of Love

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1 hour

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Why take this tour?

Discover the beginnings of America's so-called 'Summer of Love', whose roots can be traced back to the corner of San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.Immerse yourself in the stories behind America's so-called 'Summer of Love' on this guided tour through its historic heart
  • Created with Sketch.See the homes once lived in by icons such as the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, and more
  • Created with Sketch.Learn about local landmarks that are keeping hippie culture of The Haight alive

Health & Safety Standards

At Walks we take your health and the health of our community seriously. To accomplish this, we have set a series of standards that will be implemented across every tour;

  • Walks has been certified by SanseeShield.com
  • We use and offer hand sanitizer before, during, and after all tours
  • Walks Guides have received health & safety training, are self-monitoring temperatures daily, and trained in group social distancing practices
  • Masks will be worn and are available if you do not have one
  • If headsets are needed, they are disinfected at the beginning and end of your experience
  • All Walks tours are always small groups to give you the maximum comfort and safety

Discover the roots of the counter culture movement

Believe it or not, the 'Summer of Love' started with big homes and cheap rent. On this hour-long tour of Haight-Ashbury we'll explore the other reasons this old Victorian neighborhood attracted a youth movement that revolutionized the U.S, as well as visiting the homes that hosted some of its most influential figures.

We'll stop at the Grateful Dead's house and at Amoeba Records, and immerse ourselves in the music and memories of the 'Summer of Love'.

We’ll also discuss the ways the hippie spirit lives on in the neighborhood when we stop at the Janis Joplin Mural and poke our heads into the landmark Piedmont Boutique - one of the olde...

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Believe it or not, the 'Summer of Love' started with big homes and cheap rent. On this hour-long tour of Haight-Ashbury we'll explore the other reasons this old Victorian neighborhood attracted a youth movement that revolutionized the U.S, as well as visiting the homes that hosted some of its most influential figures.

We'll stop at the Grateful Dead's house and at Amoeba Records, and immerse ourselves in the music and memories of the 'Summer of Love'.

We’ll also discuss the ways the hippie spirit lives on in the neighborhood when we stop at the Janis Joplin Mural and poke our heads into the landmark Piedmont Boutique - one of the oldest and most beloved shops in the neighborhood.

  • Sites Visited
  • Haight Street
  • Piedmont Boutique
  • Haight-Ashbury Intersection
  • The 27 Club
  • Amoeba Records
  • Tour Includes
  • Walks guide
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Allison was fantastic...what a great voice to project her stories and the historical background of the area given we were a larger group that day. She kept us moving at a great pace. I enjoyed her excitement for the area both in a history sense (as told in her Jolin/Dead/Hell's Angels/Hendrix, panhandle stories) and in a current sense (how she enjoys coming to the neighborhood now as a local in 2018). It was very easy and fun to be with Allison on this tour.

Fun,Interactive tour.