Walk the Haight: A Self-Guided Audio Tour of SF’s Hippie Counterculture

San Francisco, US
San Francisco, US
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Explore the vibrant and iconic counterculture of San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury with this self-guided audio tour. Immerse yourself in the history and stories of the neighborhood that birthed legends like the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix. Marvel at the stunning Victorian houses, including the famous "Four Seasons." Discover the former home of infamous mass murderer Charles Manson and the townhouse where ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev was busted for possession of marijuana. With the freedom to start, pause, and restart the tour at your own pace, this 45 to 60-minute adventure is the perfect way to experience the spirit of the 1960s. Just download the VoiceMap mobile app and follow the easy-to-use instructions. The Haight-Ashbury awaits your exploration. Embark on a journey that will transport you back in time and leave you with a newfound appreciation for this legendary neighborhood.

About this experience

  • Non Refundable There is no return, refund or cancellation possible with this product
  • 45 minutes - 1 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • & Audio GuidedSelf Guided Experience
  • Explore the stomping grounds of rock legends
  • See the famous Victorian houses of Haight-Ashbury
  • Visit the home of infamous mass murderer Charles Manson
  • Discover the townhouse of ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev
  • Experience the vibrant and hippie counterculture of Haight-Ashbury
  • VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
  • Lifetime access to this tour in English
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Transportation
  • Food and drink

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Step into the vibrant and captivating world of San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury neighborhood with the "Walk the Haight" self-guided audio tour. Immerse yourself in the iconic counterculture of the 1960s as you explore the stomping grounds of rock legends like the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix. This tour is not just a history lesson, but an experience that will transport you back to the heyday of the hippie movement. From charming Victorian houses to infamous landmarks like the home of Charles Manson, each step along the way reveals the rich tapestry of the neighborhood's past. So put on your walking shoes, download the VoiceMap mobile app, and get ready for a journey through time and culture.

What to expect?

During this self-guided audio tour, you can expect to immerse yourself in the vibrant history and culture of San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. This 45 to 60-minute adventure will lead you through the iconic Golden Gate Park, where you can soak in the beauty while listening to fascinating stories. Along the way, you'll pass by significant sites such as the Grateful Dead House, Four Seasons Houses, and the Hippie Temptation House. The audio guide will provide insightful commentary, allowing you to discover the hidden gems and secrets of Haight-Ashbury's past. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a music lover, or simply curious about the counterculture movement, this tour offers a unique experience that will leave you enlightened and inspired.

Who is this for?

This self-guided audio tour is for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of San Francisco's colorful history, particularly the counterculture phenomenon of the 1960s. Whether you're a local looking to rediscover your city or a visitor eager to explore its iconic landmarks, this tour caters to a wide range of interests. Music aficionados will appreciate the chance to walk in the footsteps of legendary artists, while history buffs can delve into stories of rebellion and social change. The tour is suitable for solo travelers, couples, and families alike, providing an engaging experience for people of all ages. No matter your background, this journey through Haight-Ashbury promises to be an eye-opening and memorable adventure.

Why book this?

Unlock the secrets of San Francisco's vibrant past with the "Walk the Haight" self-guided audio tour. This immersive experience offers a unique perspective on the counterculture movement that forever changed the city and the world. With the convenience of the VoiceMap mobile app, you have the freedom to explore at your own pace, starting, pausing, or restarting the tour whenever you like. The expertly crafted narration brings the history and legends of each site to life, enriching your journey through the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. Whether you're a history enthusiast or simply seeking a fascinating adventure, this tour will leave you with a deeper appreciation for the cultural significance of Haight-Ashbury and its enduring impact.

Good to know

Before embarking on the "Walk the Haight" self-guided audio tour, make sure to download the VoiceMap mobile app and input the code provided on your confirmation ticket. This ensures a seamless experience as you navigate the neighborhood's hidden gems and iconic landmarks. The tour has a total duration of 45 to 60 minutes, but feel free to take your time and fully immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and stories of Haight-Ashbury. Starting outside San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on Stanyan Street, you'll embark on a journey that will end opposite the Hippie Temptation House. So grab your headphones, let the captivating narration be your guide, and get ready to uncover the fascinating history of Haight-Ashbury.


Travelers who have embarked on the "Walk the Haight" self-guided audio tour have been enthralled by the immersive experience it offers. They praise the informative and engaging narration, which brings the neighborhood's history to life. Visitors particularly enjoy the opportunity to explore at their own pace, stopping to soak in the atmosphere and take photos along the way. The tour has received rave reviews for its ability to transport participants back in time, allowing them to imagine the vibrant counterculture that once flourished in Haight-Ashbury. Whether you're a music fan, a history buff, or simply curious about San Francisco's past, this tour promises an unforgettable and enlightening adventure. Don't miss out on the chance to walk in the footsteps of legends and uncover the hidden stories that shaped a generation.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Your Itinerary

Golden Gate Park

(Pass by)

The tour starts outside San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on Stanyan Street.

Grateful Dead House

(Pass by)

The tour makes a stop outside the Grateful Dead House.

Four Seasons Houses

(Pass by)

The tour passes the Four Seasons Houses.

2024-05-24 22:14