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May 21st, 2008 – by: nemo
Known for the 1967 summer of love and associated shenanigans, Haight Street is still filled with hippie shops and vegan restaurants. You can also find hookah bars, smoke shops, and nowadays, chain stores like the Gap and American Apparel. If you're looking for a carefree area where you can walk around barefoot, Haight might not be the place for you; it's infested with gutter punks who hitch hike to San Francisco looking for those freedoms of peace and love which left in the 1980s when the yuppies moved in.
Dubbed the 'Latin District' the Mission is one part urban renewal and 7 parts Latin. The mission has a great variety of restaurants and taquerias [some of the best I've found in the city, but I am a Mexican food elitist], as well as some really good thrift stores.
The beach in San Francisco is crap. There, I said it. I'm biased, I'm from San Diego. The Sunset is like the suburbs of the city, not as many stores, tons of housing, where a lot of families and students live. It's pretty boring out here.
Who comes to San Francisco and doesn't got to the Wharf! Look out for the Bush man, and if you don't know what I'm talking about, you soon will. The Pier is fun and all, but make sure you hit up Ghiradelli Square, it's by far the best attraction down there! If you take public transit to the Pier and need to take it back into the city, if you're taking the F line, I'd suggest picking it up where it terminates in front of Wallgreens, because if you don't that thing fills up fast and you might not get home on it.
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