Sweet street with interesting shops and finds!
I rented an AirBnB in the area and it was within walking distance of all the shops on Haight, Buena Vista and Golden State Parks. I have really enjoyed my time in this area. There is plenty of unique shops, bars, pleasant people, and delicious eateries. I especially enjoyed the food at ChaChaCha and The Citrus Club. There are some homeless, but they're not aggressive. You may however, smell some "herbal essence" while walking on Haight Street and may be offered to buy some "Cookie" or "Purple" something. JUST SAY NO!
Very colourful vibrant area. Great for a quick stroll down or a longer period checking out the shops
Haight-Ashbury is great for artist and musicians. It has the cell of history throughout the streets.
Hipster central!! Great places to shop, eat and drink. Full of cute local jazz places.
The district that's the birth place of counterculture. Hike up from the lower Haight and feel inspired by the individuality. There are plenty of original shops here, you can lose hours just browsing; the streets itself has no lack of character, the decorations and street arts are there to impress all.
Fun and funky started here in 1967 with the beginning of the Peace and Love movement. Great place for Teens and hip young at heart types. Funky little shops with unique items. Unfortunately, there is quite a homeless presences but hopefully it will not taint the experience. Eat at Ploy Thai for great Thai food or Cha cha cha for amazing sangria and Cuban food. At night, there are many cool bars and clubs that have local acts performing.