Free Love // Free Tour
Haight-Ashbury and The Free Love Movement
Leading up to the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love, we’re leading a free SF tour (pay-what-you-wish) through the Haight-Ashbury, epicenter of the 1960’s Free Love Movement!
With a guitar-toting tour guide, explore the famed the psychedelic district that rocked 1960’s America into a technicolor wonderland! Your witty troubadour and historian-guide shares tales and songs of Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, and how the Summer of Love forever changed San Francisco.
- 1.75 hours long
- Meets in the Haight-Ashbury district
- Exact location emailed upon booking
- Reservations required, must book online
- Suggested donation of $15-20 per-person
What we see
- The Grateful Dead’s hallowed psychedelic home
- Rock goddess Janis Joplin’s pink apartment
- Panhandle Park, hippie haven and concert grounds
- Famed Haight and Ashbury intersection
- Tie-dyed street art of 1960’s Summer of Love
- Soup kitchen for activist group the Diggers
- Cult mastermind Charles Manson’s psychotic estate
Wild WesCo-founder Wes is a third-generation San Francisco Bay native. He makes "bedroom soul" music as Wes Leslie, the Bedroom Player and fixes cocktails at Mrs. Jones on Market Street. He has spent time traveling, backpacking and/or hitchhiking through the US, Europe, Israel and Mexico, and spent a year living in Madrid, Spain. He is (slowly) reading Don Quixote in Spanish and English and could use your encouragement.
Our most eerie experience. A macabre and murderous tour through the hotels and streets of downtown and the Tenderloin.
Not just a ghost tour, this after-dark journey includes tales of unexplained deaths, scandalous murders, ruthless cult leaders, the old red light district, famed spirits, serial killers, assassins and more. Not for children.
Meets near Union Square. Not recommended for children. Lasts 1.25 hours.
The Classic SF Route
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The Radical SF Route
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