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The Castro, San Francisco

Get a true sense of the San Francisco vibe by visiting The Castro, one of the city's most colorful neighborhoods. The area rose to fame in the 1960s and 1970s as the heart of the city's GLBT activist movement and culture scene, and to this day it remains a hub of relaxed atmosphere and liberal attitude. Visit the area's numerous clubs, cafes, and eclectic shops, see the sights, and immerse yourself in the local scene by visiting the GLBT Museum or the Castro Theatre. The area's famous nightlife makes it a major party destination. To gain even deeper knowledge of the neighborhood's history, look for the walking tours provided by the locals. Use our San Francisco route maker tool to add The Castro and other attractions to your San Francisco vacation plans.
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  • We took a cable car from Fishermans Wharf to Castro District which is the main LGBTIQ area in San Fran. It is a lovely place to walk around for a couple of hours there is plenty to see and certainly m...  more »

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