I felt like I had to go to Haight-Ashbury even though I had to walk quite a distance to get there. It was exactly what I expected. There was a hippie smell (I’m allowed to say that because I also have a hippie smell) and I was the most “normal” looking person on the street.
It looked a little run-down actually. It reminded me of Ypsilanti, Michigan, which is like Detroit for students. I didn’t go inside any stores but I ate at a great Thai food place I can’t remember the name of. I also bought a scarf off a group of kids who obviously shared a one bedroom apartment and were selling stuff for rent. I still use it to this day and I love it. So, score.