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The Castro

Castro and Market Sts. is the heart of the Castro, San Francisco, CA 94114
415-391-2000
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Ranked #68 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Nightlife, Dining, Shopping, City walk sightseeing, Driving
Owner description: San Francisco's famous gay and lesbian neighborhood is filled with interesting cafes, bars and shops worth exploring. The Castro Theatre draws movie... more » Owner description: San Francisco's famous gay and lesbian neighborhood is filled with interesting cafes, bars and shops worth exploring. The Castro Theatre draws movie buffs year-round with film festivals and movies of every genre. « less
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Ottawa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is a great neighbourhood to while away a few hours with some wonderful people-watching. The people were friendly and there were lots of great options for restaurants and bars and your typical sex shops and underwear stores. I had a blast. There are some dodgy characters but all in all I enjoyed the vibe of the place. Check out... More

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Reno, Nevada
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29 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Neat section of San Fran. Lots of great shops and eateries. Check out the Human Rights Center. It houses Harvey Milk's old office.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Recently moved from Boston to the Castro area and u see the widened the side walk but took several of the trees out and did not replace them. It's not the same.... It's not better..... Someone put the trees back. It looks no better then an ally way with shop, feels unfriendly and lost some of it's charm..... Put more... More

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San Angelo, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is known as the gay district of San Francisco. We are a straight married couple and just drove around the area and found the scenery to be amazing and the culture to be very inspiring. Everyone walking the streets in this neighborhood seemed to be so free and happy they must be doing something right.

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Deering, New Hampshire
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47 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Loved hanging out in Castro for a day. We enjoyed Mediterranean food, sangria and desert's through out Castro. Walked through some parks and enjoyed the sights.

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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My brother took us to a cafe in the Castro and I have to admit, it was really nice! I wouldn't have minded driving through and exploring a bit, but we just didn't have time. The cafe we went to was good and the staff were very nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Really should be a stop in SF. Many good restaurants Good shopping Wonderful neighborhood vibe that's a big part of what makes San Francisco what it is The Castro Theater is a gem as well Stupidly easy to access via mass transit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

My Husband and I stayed at The Inn on Castro for our stay in San Fran and found the Castro to be a great base, lots of friendly people and good places to eat. Great access to the city's transport as well. Full of interesting history on the Gay rights movement and the old theatre is beautiful. Worth a visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Being a poof, I had to visit the Castro. Great people, great shops and a great area. Well worth the trip..

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Singapore, Singapore
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Good to drive through if you have the time, especially on your way to the twin peak, you can have a feel of the Castro district!

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