A MIND BLOWING TRIP
FROM THE SUMMER OF LOVE TO THE WINTER OF DISCONTENT

FOOT! comedy walking tours presents Flashback: From the Summer of Love to the Winter of Discontent. This two-hour tour takes the intrepid traveler on a vivid trip through the heart of the Haight-Ashbury district, the birthplace of the cultural revolution that sparked the 1960’s. It’s the trippiest of all our trips.

Flashback examines the rise and fall of the Haight-Ashbury hippie culture. Starting in 1964 as a utopian ideal of peace, love, and flower children, the dream was virtually over by 1968 when the streets filled to capacity and the trip turned bad, man. Really bad.

We see the locations of some of the most memorable events of the tie-dyed Summer of Love, as well as the former homes of the Grateful Dead, the Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, and other notable characters. The tour also discusses the music, poster art, and lifestyles that defined the Hippie era in San Francisco’s most colorful neighborhood.

We’ll also cover the role of the Diggers, a group of activists who organized “happenings,” opened soup kitchens, and operated “free stores” in the Haight. (How were they able to give so many away free goods? Volume.)

Flashback explores a neighborhood that avoided the Great Fire of 1906, so you’ll see some old Victorian homes, as well as some of today’s colorful characters—we recommend packing a camera.

This tour discusses the sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll of the hippie era, including the San Franciscan psychedelic music scene.

tour distance: about 16 blocks tour duration: about two hours
hills: mostly flat walking
ending location: the "Old Fire House" at Waller and Stanyan

Due to the nature of this tour, we recommend 13 years and older.

  • EXPERIENCE Janice Joplin’s crash pad
  • DIG the Grateful Dead house (where the band all lived together, man!)
  • FREAK OUT to a Love-In in the Panhandle
  • SAY “right on” to Buena Vista Park, which saw more sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll than the back seat of Paris Hilton’s Porsche
  • SEE the psychedelic music, HEAR the psychedelic artwork, and FEEL the psychedelic stories
  • SMELL the Haight-Ashbury of the 1960s

  • Plus fun facts, groovy games, and heaps of hippie history

Advance purchase required. Tours usually sell out in advance!

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Flashback Comedy Walking Tour

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THE WHOLE SHEBANG
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