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Hippie to Hipster Neighborhoods Walk

Rated 4.86 out of 5 from 72 reviews.San Francisco, United States

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Experience hosted by Ginevra

2 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

This walk makes the connection between old-cool Haight Street, famous for Hippies and the Summer of Love and new-cool Divisadero Corridor, presided over by Alamo Square and the Painted Ladies. We start our walk at an iconic residence bordering the Haight, then we’ll pass by funky stores, cool murals, and lots of tie-dye! We’ll veer off of Haight Street a few of times so that we can photograph super colorful Victorians that make the Haight so famous. We will pay homage to the homes of the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix. We will talk about the Summer of Love and why thousands of young people flocked to San Francisco in the 60’s. We walk the length of hippie Haight until we turn onto Divisadero. A neighborhood in transition, vestiges of the old vie with the new as the area becomes a top hipster destination - a hip place to live, a hip place to hang out. This area, called Nopa (North of the Pan Handle) has grown and changed, a modern cool update of the older hippie Haight vibe. We travel from Hippie to Hipster! After completing this walk, guests will have a familiarity with these two neighborhoods, their history and their architecture. Check them off your SF to-do list or confidently return and explore on your own.
This walk makes the connection between old-cool Haight Street, famous for Hippies and the Summer of Love and new-cool Divisadero Corridor, presided over by Alamo Square and the Painted Ladies. We start our walk at an iconic residence bordering the Haight, then we’ll pass by funky stores, cool murals, and lots of tie-dye! We’ll veer off of Haight Street a few of times so that we can photograph super colorful Victorians that make the Haight so famo…

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Meet your host, Ginevra

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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I am a San Francisco native obsessed with walking! I have been exploring San Francisco by foot for as long as I can remember and I have applied my pedestrian vision to explorations of Paris, London, Rome. I have created and led Architectural walking tours in the South of France and I have taken many walking tours in cities all over Europe. This is not just the best way to explore a city, it is the only way to be comfortably introduced to a city. Instead of being glued to google maps, I am here to show you the pleasures of San Francisco on foot. I want to take visitors to places not on the usual “tourist” list. My aim is to show you the city through the eyes of a native and take you to places San Franciscan’s themselves like to frequent. I like to make physical (walking) and cultural connections between various points in the city.
I am a San Francisco native obsessed with walking! I have been exploring San Francisco by foot for as long as I can remember and I have applied my pedestrian vision to explorations of Paris, London, Rome. I have created and led Architectural walking tours in the South of France and I have taken many walking tours in cities all over Europe. This is not just the best way to explore a city, it is the only way to be comfortably introduced to a city. Instead of being glued to google maps, I am her…
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Where you'll be

We visit the length of Haight Street (especially the hippie bit with its funky shops), and parts of the Haight Ashbury Neighborhood (for the colorful Victorians & former homes of musicians), and then walk onto Divisadero Street and visit the modern/cool neighborhood of NOPA. The tour ends in in front the famous Painted Ladies in Alamo Square for the ultimate San Francisco photo op!

Rated 4.86 out of 5 from 72 reviews.

Bernd
March 2020
It was a great Tour with Genevra through the Hippiescene from San Francisco. She told us so much intresting stories. I enjoyed it very much. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Karina
March 2020
We had such a great time on this Experience! The walk was fun and refreshing. We learned a lot and I recommend this to anyone who wants to learn more about the Haight / Ashbury.
Ruth
March 2020
I totally loved this experience and would absolutely recommend it if you are interested in architecture or want to dive into the Hippie Music era especially of the 60s and 70s. Ginevra gave us a lot of insights and shared some very interesting stories for example about Jimmy Hendricks and Janis Joplin. She showed us wonderful Victorian style houses which I adored & some beautiful parks. I’d never have found some of those gems on my own. Thank you so much Ginevra.
I totally loved this experience and would absolutely recommend it if you are interested in architecture or want to dive into the Hippie Music era especially of the 60s and 70s. Gin…
Hyun
March 2020
Had a wonderful morning on Ginerva's experience! I am a local (moved recently) and have been to these neighborhoods multiple times but never had the chance to learn about the stories behind them. I really enjoyed learning about the history of hippies and hipsters in San Francisco. Also, Ginerva was personable, friendly, and knowledgeable. It felt as if you were spending a weekend morning walking around neighborhoods with a friend who's super knowledgeable about the city. :)
Had a wonderful morning on Ginerva's experience! I am a local (moved recently) and have been to these neighborhoods multiple times but never had the chance to learn about the stori…
Carrie
February 2020
A wonderful trip through a part of San Francisco that I’d never been to. It was great that Ginevra is a lifelong resident of the area in which the tour took place. She was very personable and fun to walk around with!
Nikki
January 2020
Ginevra did an awesome job of introducing us to Haight-Ashbury. She is obviously well versed in the community and provided an enjoyable experience. Would definitely recommend taking a tour with her.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

More tips

The walk is mostly flat, but do wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers.

What to bring

Dress Comfortably and in layers.

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