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January 25, 2017

Experience Summer of Love History With These 8 Walking Tours

While the Summer of Love remains a key moment in history, the free love movement can be experienced here and now through a number of San Francisco walking tours.  

Avital Food Tours, Haight-Ashbury
Did you know that local food co-ops were born out of the Summer of Love? Delve into one of the world’s best food scenes and hear the stories of restaurant owners, chefs and industry experts in San Francisco. Walking tours are available in iconic neighborhoods across the city including Haight-Ashbury. www.avitaltours.com

Detour
Walk through the epicenter of the Summer of Love with Detour’s walking tour of the Haight, narrated by one of the activists who was at its center, Peter Coyote. www.detour.com

Flower Power Walking Tours
Walk in the footsteps of Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead on the Haight-Ashbury Flower Power Walking Tours, touching on the history of it all, from rock and roll to art, fashion and architecture. www.haightashburytour.com

Foot Tours
Experience this groovy era through a special tour, "Flashback: From the Summer of Love to the Winter of Discontent," chronicling the highs of the summer of 1967 and the restlessness that followed. Follow in the footsteps of legendary musicians, activists, and creators with this walking tour in the iconic Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. www.foottours.com

Magic Bus Experience
This two-hour-plus adventure, aptly titled “Time Machine to the 60’s,” is a mind-bending combination of theater, film, music and sightseeing that allows tour-goers to travel back in time to the summer of 1967. www.magicbussf.org

San Francisco Electric Tour Company
The official Segway tours of Golden Gate Park, the birthplace of the Summer of Love, are fully narrated. The journey includes the eastern portion of the 1,017-acre park, including a ride down Hippie Hill and through Sharon Meadow, past the “Janis Joplin Tree.” Professional guides provide the history of this oasis in the city. www.electrictourcompany.com

San Francisco Love Tours
Ride a VW hippie bus with San Francisco Love Tours and experience how modern day San Francisco is infused with the spirit of the 60's. www.sanfranciscolovetours.com

Wild SF Walking Tours
Take a walk on the wild side with Wild SF Walking Tours' Haight-Ashbury Walking Tour, "A Musical Trip of The 60’s," led by passionate, local artist guides committed to sharing the stories of inspiring heroes and radical social history that define San Francisco. www.wildsftours.com

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