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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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  • It is a great walk on Market Street going up hill to finally reach Castro┬┤s Street. You are going to find amazing restaurantes and coffee shops, great stores and very friendly people. It is an easy wa...  more »
  • For a second I wasn't sure we were in the right place lol. Honestly a couple of other reviewers had made me a little nervous about bringing my kids, but I think they were probably just being judgy. I'...  more »
  • Neighborhood known for being what they were born gay rights movements. Very colorful and not at all mouthed you reach both with the historical tram line F, which has here the last stop, which is underground, MUNI, BART. Remarkable the presence of rainbow flags of peace, who were born! Even the stripes of the walkways are Rainbow. Sidewalks are inserted the faces of characters who fought for the rights of all. Cannot be said to have been in San Francisco if you haven't been here.
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