Best Far-Out Flashback - 2008
Flashback Tour of Haight-Ashbury
Forget the Gap store at Haight and Ashbury. This two-hour walking tour through the symbolic birthplace of the flower child revolution is all about the '60s, baby. And to keep things light, your guide is a comedian. Starting at the Peace Cafe in the Red Victorian Bed and Breakfast at 1665 Haight (near Belvedere), you stroll down Summer of Love's memory lane past the onetime homes of Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, and Jefferson Airplane. Along the way, your good-humored guide discusses the music, poster art, and lifestyles that defined hippie-era San Francisco. Tickets cost $30 for adults, $20 for students and seniors; group discounts apply. Check the Web site for tour times. Reservations required.