Haight Street is a San Francisco street in the Haight Ashbury neighborhood most notable as a meeting place and home of the hippy culture of the '60s. Today it has become more of a tourist trap, filled with trinket shops and restaurants. It does still host some great spots, and if you weed through the fluff, there are fun bars, great restaurants, record stores, etc.
At the west end of Haight Street is an entrance to Golden Gate Park.
Youth flocked to San Francisco in the '60s to live as nomads, and many resided in the Haight and in nearby Golden Gate Park. In the late '90s the shape of the Haight had changed considerably, but many youth still find themselves living on and around Haight Street today. SF Weekly carried a story in 2006 about this: Whose Haight?