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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. 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 were in the Castro District of San Francisco during Gay Pride Week-end. Its a bit quieter this year due to the virus, but still a fun place to go. We had a good time.  more »
  • The Castro of the 1970's is Dead . It died with the likes of people who moved in and Swindled older people out of their Apartment buildings and homes . One of those is A Man by The Name of DOUGLAS...  more »
  • Unique area of the city. Always something going on. Looks like a LGBT district. There was naked people walking down the street. Some of them doing it for money or pictures, some others were just...  more »

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