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for the ‘Love Pageant Rally’. Today its walking

and cycling paths are a popular connection to

San Francisco Botanical Garden and Golden

Gate Park. Or just lay in the grass with your

headphones on and a playlist tuned to the ’60s

at the Polo Fields in Golden Gate Park. On 14

January 1967 more than 20,000 people showed

up at the ‘Human Be-In’ here to listen to music

and speakers urging them to question authority.

It was the prelude to the Summer of Love and is

said to be the inspiration for the musical




San Francisco is the home of flower power

and you can see why at the Conservatory of

Flowers in Golden Gate Park where more

than 2000 flowers are on show. So stop and

smell the flowers during your own Summer

of Love; flower in the hair optional. For more

information see


Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park is the site of

spontaneous ‘drumming’. Pack a picnic and

prepare to people-watch while listening to

impromptu performances.



The museum showcases memorabilia focusing

on Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and other

authors from the Beat Generation who

influenced the attitude of the Summer of Love.

Find it in North Beach, just steps from City

Lights Bookstore which is an historic landmark

closely associated with the Beat Generation.


A regular hangout of beatniks Jack Kerouac

and Allen Ginsburg, Vesuvio was the seat of

the hippie revolution. As the neighbourhood

has evolved, the bar has become a tribute to

jazz, art and poetry. At 255 Columbus Avenue,

North Beach.


The Wild Side West Bar opened in San

Francisco in 1964 named after the Barbara

Stanwyck film

Walk on the Wild Side

. It

became a haven for artists and musicians:

Janis Joplin and Bob Dylan frequented the bar

for its pool tables and the owner opened the

doors to numerous struggling artists. While

the establishment is considered one of the

few lesbian bars remaining in San Francisco,

today the current owners consider it to be a

“community bar with a lot of lesbians”. At 424

Cortland Avenue, Bernal Heights.

Manuel tunics in the de Young exhibition

Photograhy by Amy Finke