Haight Ashbury San Francisco: Self-Guided Audio Tour

This audio walking tour features historic sites and figures from the ‘67 Summer of Love in the Haight Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco.

Departure: West corner of Haight and Stanyan
Duration: Approximately 45 minutes
Access : GPS-activated audio guide


Tour host, Barry Hirsch, leads you on a fascinating walk into the epicenter of the 1960s counter-culture movement. The audio tour of Haight Ashbury plays automatically as you near its historic sites and hidden gems.

What’s Included

  •  GPS-activated audio guide plays on your phone
  •  Lifetime access to this self-guided tour in English
  •  Local insider commentary and guest interviews
  •  See the Grateful Dead house, Golden Gate Park, and The Painted Ladies victorians
  •  Find hidden gems like the Hell’s Angels old hangout, a turn of the century baseball field and the home of Charles Manson
  •  Restaurant recommendations

What’s Not Included

  •  Meals or beverages
  •  Transportation
Note: This is a self-guided audio tour. Entrance fees to all attractions mentioned on the tour are excluded from the price. Remember your headphones and charge your phone's battery. The way the app uses GPS to play audio automatically can be battery intensive.


After completing this audio tour, you’ll be amazed at how many fascinating stories and personalities intersect at San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury. Even better,  you’ll be tempted to flash a peace sign and put a flower in your hair.

We’ll begin our walk at the Golden Gate Park and end across the street from the Hippie Temptation House that was featured in a 1967 TV documentary of the same name.

On the roughly one mile walking tour, we’ll visit the following sites:

  • Golden Gate Park, where you’ll learn about the many contributions of landscaper extraordinaire John McLaren
  • The Haight grounds, where 20,000 people watched professional baseball in the 19th century
  • The homes and hang outs of rock legends the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Jefferson Airplane
  • A row of some of the finest Victorian houses in San Francisco, including the famous “Four Seasons”
  • The home of infamous mass murderer Charles Manson
  • The townhouse where ballet dancer and Soviet defector Rudolf Nureyev was busted for possession of marijuana


The Haight-Ashbury is an exciting, urban neighborhood with many cafes, restaurants, and bars. You can pause the tour at any time to stop for refreshments. You’ll also find markets specializing in organic and sustainably grown foods and breweries offering locally produced ales. The books, music, vintage clothing and Tibetan handcrafts in the Haight’s shops are unlike what you will find anywhere else.


The west corner of Haight and Stanyan, at the entrance to Golden Gate Park. The exact address is 730 Stanyan St, San Francisco, California, 94117.


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