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The Castro, San Francisco
(4/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Castro is the San Francisco gay neighborhood, so you will find many gay couples, everyone is on your wavelength and without worry or disturb others. The people are friendly and the neighbourhood itself is very colorful and has several sites for a few drinks or eat something. The area is safe, but it is always good to walk with care above all at night. I recommend spending the day by that area.
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  • I had a lot of fun! It is an area of bars and entertainment LGBTI people are kind, friendly, respectful, tolerant and fun, even if you go with your heterosexual couple; Premium respect. No one cares about the gender or the sexual orientation of anyone, the important thing is to have fun. Something that I noticed is that them sites mostly are more for men homosexual, in general spaces for women, transsexuals or shemales not saw much, but in general is a place fun.
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  • Great neighborhood, though quiet during the day. Steeped in the equal rights movement for gays and lesbians there are a couple of sites of significant importance. The best way, in my opinion, to get t...  more »