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The Castro

Castro and Market Sts., San Francisco, CA 94114
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Castro and Market Sts., San Francisco, CA 94114
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"harvey milk"
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"castro theatre"
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"human rights"
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"hot cookie"
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"gay community"
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"camera store"
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"lgbt history"
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"gay bar"
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"f line"
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"interesting area"
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"dolores park"
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"twin peaks"
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"market street"
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"lots of history"
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"mission district"
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"couple of hours"
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Castro District was on of our favourite parts of the city. Streets are very clean and tidy. Different shops to the usual touristy stuff and enjoyed walking the streets and just generally having a look around.

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Reviewed March 6, 2018

This district is fun for everyone but is a must for LGBT visitors to San Francisco. It has some wonderful history, a good number of gay bars and other establishments, and rainbow flags everywhere to make you feel welcome. There are a few companies that...More

Thank Davewise
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Take a free SF City Guides tour of this area of the city. Our guide was a delight and provided great background, descriptions of historical past and current happenings in this vibrant section of SF. Fabulous detail on homes, colorful streets, interesting stores! Love the...More

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Reviewed February 25, 2018

San Francisco is filled with cool neighborhoods but this was our favorite. Seemingly the heart of the LGBT community, the neighborhood just explodes with color, starting with all the Pride flags flying from lamposts and ending with the aesthetically pleasing Castro theater. There are plenty...More

Thank rduinc
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Reviewed February 20, 2018

I have always loved the Castro from way back in the day. I love the one off stores and coffee shops and the general vibe of this popular gay friendly part of San Francisco. The entire city is LBGT friendly these days but there used...More

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Reviewed January 31, 2018

Come and see what is left of this unique and historic neighborhood. People live here and shop here. Used to be full of night life, but not so much anymore. Some good restaurants, a few bars. Center of town and a transit hub. Very expensive...More

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

The Castro is an essential part of LGBTQ+ history, I'd recommend following the walk of fame with the pavement memorials and take in the cafes bars and shops. Day or night, this place has so much to offer.Transport links are very easy from the city...More

Thank MartinAngloKiwi
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Reviewed January 21, 2018

The Castro still has shops catering to gay men, but it is a more mixed neighborhood now. There are many restaurants, although not as many really good ones as in other parts of SF. The Castro Theatre is definitely worth a visit, with its old...More

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Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

Love the Castro, it’s cute, great people watching, queer culture, cheap drinks good bars and stores. I always recommend taking a nice walk through. Location is easy to get to from muni MLK lines from downtown.

Thank Matt J
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

Many cute little shops. The cinema was having a Sound of Music sing-a-long when we were there. Great places to eat. Much history in this neighborhood.

Thank tweav
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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,
...More
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shakoorameenah
June 13, 2017|
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Response from dclare142 | Reviewed this property |
It is the LGBTQI Capital!
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Sure it - all the stripes of the rainbow
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Response from Dorel R | Reviewed this property |
It's at about 14 miles . A 20 to 30 min drive depending on traffic and transport .
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