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The Castro, San Francisco

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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. For travelers who use our international travel planner, San Francisco holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the The Castro and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • An unusual place. For starters made history against the prejudice and human rights. Beautiful houses, shops for specific gay consumption, colorful streets, friendly people. High point is your theater and choir. Yes, while viewing movies you can sing, the audience all sing. Night has super cool bars and restaurants. Well worth a visit.
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  • So much diversity , color, and flare is see in the Castro. I love all the Flags and painted walkways , shops, resturants and people 
  • San fran is surprisingly large and districts further apart than you think. Castro is maybe 15 min drive from fishermans wharf. The area itself is qwerky, laid back, fun loving and relaxed. Loads of pl...  more »