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TRAVELING IN STYLE : Side Trips : Love Haight

October 16, 1994|Anna Scotti

If Woodstock II made you nostalgic for the '60s (whether or not you were around for them), check out Rachel Heller's Flower Power walking tour of San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district, birthplace of an era. The two-hour tour progresses down Haight, Page and Waller streets, with stops at the Grateful Dead's onetime crash pad (now a beautifully restored Victorian), Janis Joplin's house and the sites of the now-vanished Psychedelic Shop and Straight Theatre, where Bill Graham staged pre-Fillmore shows with the Dead, Jimi Hendrix and Jefferson Airplane. (The Fillmore Auditorium itself has recently reopened for concerts, but it is not included in the tour.) Heller adds pre-'60s sites as well, including the turn-of-the-century mansion built by San Francisco merchant prince Isaac Magnin. Tours begin Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. and other times by appointment. Fee is $15 for adults and $13 for seniors, with discounts for groups. For reservations and more information, call (415) 221-8442. For Fillmore Auditorium show information, call (415) 346-6000.

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