30 of America's Hippie Hideouts

The hippie counterculture movement was huge in the 1960s, in part due to the social injustices occurring at the time, as well as violence around the globe, namely the Vietnam war. The hippie movement began in the United States but gradually spread to different countries over time. It wasn't long before the hippie movement really ended up defining the '60s. 

The word hippie itself derived from the word hipster, which was a word used to describe beatniks who moved into counterculture capitals like Greenwich Village in New York,  the  Haight-Ashbury district in San Francisco and Old Town in Chicago. While these areas became hippie meccas at the time, it didn't stay that way. As the hippie movement declined, they had to spread out and find new places to call home. So where are they now?

The hippie subculture may have waned during the 1970s, but you can still find their ethos of peace, love, and harmonious community in these ten cities across the country. True to form, these concentrations of counterculture aren't found in your traditional state capitals or most populous cities. If you are looking for the sickest hippie hideouts for a little getaway, check out these 30 amazing locations. Let's take a look!