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“A little bit of heaven”
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The Castro
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The Castro: Historical Walking Tour of San Francisco's Gay & Lesbian District
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

Being in San Francisco one must make time to walk around the Castro. Not only is it a piece of gay history in the U.S., but it is also a place where you find lots to do: bookstores, shops and eateries. We ate at the Castro a couple of time during our short stay in SF and loved the experience. This is what the real world looks like without discrimination or barriers.

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Reviewed July 3, 2013

Love this area. Walking around you get such great positive energy. Tons of shops and dining establishments, not to mention the character and personalities. Don't be surprised if you see a bit of skin from some of the gents...you are in San Francisco and the Castro, what else did you expect? ;)

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Reviewed June 30, 2013

The Castro, as a district, seems to have grown a bit since I was last here many years ago. Naturally, of course, since this area has been a mecca for gays & lesbians for several decades now. But the heart of the district is a two-block long stretch of Castro Street, starting at Market. This is where most of the action is, and has occured. Harvey Milk lived here and operated his camera store here (now a HRC location). He gave impassioned speechs at the corner of Market & Castro. There are bars, restaurants, & shops on both sides of the street. Parking is on street, at meters or in 2 hour residential zones. You can take the Castro trolley up Market St from downtown. The MUNI also has stops nearby. While here you should visit the GLBT History Museum on 18th St.

2  Thank CovingtonCat
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

PROS
They have volunteers offering information assistance...and they are all very nice and willing to help our
The rainbow flags throughout give area a special touch
Beautiful buildings
Little bar and restaurants, try Harvey's!

CONS
Very small area, only need a couple hours to see

2  Thank Sherides-reviews
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Nice area to walk around and hit some of the shops along Castro Street. I made a great decision to visit late afternoon on Sunday when parking was easy to find and the sidewalks weren't super crowded. Plus I was able to walk right into my favoritie Italian restaurant in SF, the Sausage Factory, and have a great meal.

I so loved the innuendo of some of the shop names like "Hand Job" and "Rock Hard". Where else but the Castro do I get to see this?

2  Thank travelmeisteren
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