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The Castro, San Francisco

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. Use our San Francisco route maker tool to add The Castro and other attractions to your San Francisco vacation plans.
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  • It is an area steeped in history, the atmosphere is relaxed, comfortable, good places to eat, very friendly waiters, went twice because we liked it so much. Not miss any function at the Castro Theatre. I went with teens and loved.
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  • Welcome to the zone Castro, a neighborhood that has everything from a place where they sell doughnuts and take out naked photos up to 50 stores, also known as the gay area, in some places, with their flags that represent it. It is a very picturesque neighborhood. There are good restaurants to eat!
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  • 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...  more »
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