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  • Address: San Francisco, USA
The Castro District, known otherwise as simply, "the Castro," is widely considered the United States' gay capital. Not only is it the largest, but also the country's first.

Regardless of a visitor's sexual orientation, the Castro is full of wonderful attractions, including the Castro Theatre, one of San Francisco's more popular movie palaces, complete with a world-class interior chandelier and designed with a colonial Spanish Baroque facade. 

Perhaps the area's most culturally significant landmark, the GLBT Historical Society includes a museum and archives documenting the history of the gay and lesbian communities in the U.S. Aside from its core purpose, the building also houses other interesting institutions including the Cartoon Art Museum, which features well over 6,000 different cartoons and comics, and the Catharine Clark Gallery, an exhibition including  different forms of media for contemporary, living artists.

Also be sure to check out Harvey Milk Plaza, named after the famous openly gay politician, commonly labeled the "martyr of gay rights."

Practical Info

The most efficient way to commute to the Castro District is via the MUNI Metro system, either by the L, K, or M line. For a more scenic and exciting experience you can also take the famous F Market streetcar line that will tour you through the Castro's lovely downtown area and Fisherman's Wharf.

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The Castro: Historical Walking Tour of San Francisco's Gay & Lesbian District, San Francisco, null
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The Castro: Historical Walking Tour of San Francisco's Gay & Lesbian District

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 71 Reviews

Step out on a historical walking tour of San Francisco's internationally renowned gay neighborhood, the Castro. While walking you will learn about the history ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.00
Radical SF: Castro and Mission Districts, San Francisco, Walking Tours
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Radical SF: Castro and Mission Districts

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Explore the social movements and hip neighborhoods that shaped San Francisco into the city it is today. Visit ground zero for Harvey Milk’s gay civil rights ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $38.40
Heart of San Francisco Culture: a unique Bike and Food Tour, San Francisco, City Tours
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Heart of San Francisco Culture: a unique Bike and Food Tour

A bike tour meets food tour that is an in-depth exploration of the food, art and culture of San Francisco's coolest and most vibrant neighborhood.

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $79.00
San Francisco Love Tour, San Francisco, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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San Francisco Love Tour

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For an unforgettable City Sightseeing tour, hitch a ride in a 1970's VW Hippie bus. This is an authentic and unique way to experience San Francisco. This tour ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.00
San Francisco Love Night Tour, San Francisco, City Tours
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San Francisco Love Night Tour

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For an unforgettable view of San Francisco at night hitch a ride in a 1970's VW Hippie bus. This Night Tour is an authentic and unique way to experience San ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.00
Alcatraz and San Francisco City Tour, California, Night Tours
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Alcatraz and San Francisco City Tour

Duration: 7 hours Location: Your Alcatraz Ferry departs at 9:10AM from Pier 33 For years we worked to build the most comprehensive tour for guests ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $109.00
San Francisco Private Love Tour, San Francisco, City Tours
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San Francisco Private Love Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

For an unforgettable City Sightseeing tour, hitch a ride in a 1970's VW Hippie bus. This is an authentic and unique way to experience San Francisco. This tour ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $396.00
San Francisco Hybrid Bike Rental, San Francisco, Private Sightseeing Tours
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San Francisco Hybrid Bike Rental

Explore San Francisco like a local. Rent from your choice of Trek, Giant, or Cannondale models and specialized hybrid bikes, comfortable to ride along the ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: Flexible

From USD $35.00
San Francisco City Adventure Tour, San Francisco, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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San Francisco City Adventure Tour

The best spots, in the least amount of time, with our open-air minibus. See San Francisco's highlights, including the Painted Ladies from “Full House”.  ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $69.00
San Francisco Parks and Beaches Bike Tour, San Francisco, City Tours
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San Francisco Parks and Beaches Bike Tour

Explore San Francisco's most captivating nature destinations including beautiful Golden Gate Park and Baker Beach by bike.  The tour will also present amazing ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.00

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