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Cruisin' The Castro Walking Tours

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Address: Tours meet at Harvey Milk Plaza, Rainbow Flag Pole, San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone Number: +1 415-255-1821
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Activities: Walking, Group tours/walking tour
Description: "Cruisin' The Castro Walking Tours is one of San Francisco's premier tour...
"Cruisin' The Castro Walking Tours is one of San Francisco's premier tour company, celebrating 25 years of walking with pride! Voted a top city tour and awarded the "Certificate of Excellence", 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 by TripAdvisor! This easy, informative and empowering walking tour explores San Francisco's infamous past which created the world's most diversified community, the Castro. Learn about Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, & Transgender history from the Gold Rush to civil rights leader, Harvey Milk to the upcoming and very exciting, Rainbow Honor Walk!"
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The Castro: Historical Walking Tour of San Francisco's Gay & Lesbian District
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Castro and it's History - Excellent

I'm so glad we went on this tour. Kathy was so informative and easy to talk to and ask questions. We had a fun group as well. This was extremely educational and we learned a lot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I'm so glad we went on this tour. Kathy was so informative and easy to talk to and ask questions. We had a fun group as well. This was extremely educational and we learned a lot about equal rights in San Francisco as well as our country. Very moving, I'm so glad we did this and highly recommend this tour!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I love walking tours, and this one is no exception. Kathy, our tour guide, is a local resident of this diverse and unique neighborhood. Her personal knowledge and experiences help make this tour more unique, since it combines history with a personal perspective. We encountered several locals who knew her and said hello by name. I even got the scoop... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I really liked this walking tour. I found out things about the Castro I never knew about and I had taken a similar tour 20-something years ago. Our tour guide was very attentive of us, never rushing though anything, checking to see if we had any question. She really knew her stuff. Anyone interested in the GLBT beginnings, struggles and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Excellent discussion of a very common but difficult subject by a very experienced guide that has lived the life. A very special treat to a very interesting and colorful area and lifestyle in SF.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Throughly enjoyed this walking tour this morning. Lucky enough that a small group meant we each had individual attention from the knowledgable Kathy. A great introduction to the history and the present of this iconic area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful tour last week... Learned a lot and felt very connected to the area... Highly recommended!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I cannot recommend Kathy enough. Extremely knowledgable about the subject matter with a pleasant charm that is a great combination for a tour guide. She made an interesting subject that much more enjoyable. Whenever I have guests in town I would not hesitate to suggest them to take this tour, I would even go on this tour again! Thank you... More 

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

If you are interested in the gay movement's story, this tour is a must-do! The guide is totally great, she is very friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about the neighborhood. The tour lasts two hours, and it's not physically demanding. We were completely satisfied with the experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We have been staying in the Castro while visiting the city and thought the tour would be a great way to make sure we got the most from our visit. We absolutely loved the tour. Cathy was an excellent tour guide and we really enjoyed her knowledge and energy for the Castro and the city. Everyone should visit the Castro... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Kathy is a great tour guide, and talked and walked us through the history of the Castro district. Every one of our group of six loved the tour. Highly recommend.

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Address: Address: Tours meet at Harvey Milk Plaza, Rainbow Flag Pole, San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone Number: +1 415-255-1821
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro

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The Castro
A flourishing commercial area that acts as San Francisco's LGBT community center and cultural heart, the Castro is a neighborhood welcome to everyone. As one of the first predominantly LGBT neighborhoods in the United States and currently its largest, it remains one of the epicenters of activism in the nation. Grand theaters and glitzy shops now compete with bars and fashionable eateries for attention, drawing visitors from around the world to the bright rainbow flag acting as its beacon.
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