The city of San Francisco is a mosaic of culturally rich neighborhoods, including the famous Haight-Ashbury area. With its unique history and charm, Haight-Ashbury holds the promise of fun and adventure for every type of person, from locals looking to escape on the weekends to those visiting for the first time. With vintage bookstores, swanky cocktail lounges, and a unique culture, the Haight has it all.
Haight Street Fair
Every June, a non-profit organization which is committed to preserving the district’s unique culture and history organizes the extravagant Haight-Ashbury Street Fair. With its three musical stages, countless food booths, and host of other activities, the fair promises to stimulate and delight your senses for hours. Started in the 1970s with help from late San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk, the Haight-Ashbury Street Fair has since become a city-wide cultural event. Visit on the second weekend in June and you’ll be invited to appreciate and experience Haight-Ashbury at its finest.
It’s likely become clear by this point that the Haight is home to plenty of noteworthy establishments where you can enjoy some downtime amidst all your shopping and sightseeing. That being said, pubs and jazz clubs are perfect for some, but not all. For everyone else, The Alembic at 1725 Haight Street is sure to do the trick, especially if one is in the mood for a classier affair. Open until 2 a.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, The Alembic sets the mood well with its dim lighting and craft cocktails, and could very well be the highlight of your night.
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Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.
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