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All reviews harvey milk castro theatre human rights hot cookie gay community camera shop f line interesting area dolores park twin peaks down market lots of history couple of hours rainbow flags centro neighborhood
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Reviewed 17 January 2019

Okay...so I've heard about The Castro District all my life and with all the times I've visited San Francisco, I never seemed to get to this neighborhood. It was a real treat to be among the residents and visitors and simple enjoy the vibe of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 27 December 2018

You have to go and have drinks at any of the cool bars they have around. This place is packed with a lot of interesting shops and people.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Natalia D
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

A friend of ours and her partner are getting married in Castro in the near future and as we were in the city we thought we would go and visit the area . We travelled there on one of the f line street cars and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank briank482
Reviewed 11 December 2018

I've visited gay village in different places and I am quite disappointed with the Gay village in Castro. seems to just become so blah. in other places, you know you are in the gay village because they are decorated differently to just accentuate the diversity....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Elizabeth K
Reviewed 7 December 2018

The Castro District is a fantastic blend of colour and culture ! There are so many nationalities/ethnic/minor groups living and mixing in harmony ! Art, dance, food, shopping, entertainment, friendliness and plenty more are here in abundance. Some research before you travel will certainly enhance...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank daf57
Reviewed 30 November 2018

It was wonderful to stroll around the neighbourhood with its many symbols of diversity and acceptance. Seeing the Twin Peaks Tavern it was easy to understand why it was such a herald of gay equality in the early 1970s, with its large un-curtained windows allowing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank permia
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

Small main area along Castro with nice small shops, quick eateries and sit down restaurants, Castro theater, and a lot of history! Long ride on the F bus from downtown, but worth it for the $2.75 fare.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 19 November 2018

Spent the afternoon in the Castro area. Went to visit the Human Rights shop along the main road. Very well kept area. Loved the friendly community feel of the place. Streets full of young people. Wish more places could be as tolerant as this place....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dolina M
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Super fun experience with my best friends! Such a wonderful, loving, friendly atmosphere! I love coming to the Castro District when I'm in the city

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank xoxo_jordie
Reviewed 1 November 2018

The Castro holds the distinction of being one of the first openly gay neighborhoods of the US. The district has points of interest like the Harvey Milk Plaza, the Castro theatre and the first hospice in the country to take care of gay patients suffering...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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 neighbourhood welcome to everyone. As
one of the first predominantly LGBT neighbourhoods in
the United States and currently its largest, it
remains one of the epicenters of activism in the
nation. Grand theatres and glitzy shops now compete
with bars and fashionable eateries for attention,
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19 December 2018|
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Response from 744Dmack744 | Reviewed this property |
It completely depends on what style of food and your price point. The Castro is filled with wonderful places to eat, from the dinner vibe to 5-star places. I didn't have one bad meal at any place. Here are a few I really... More
13 June 2017|
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Response from Jon-Tony C | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is the Gay area of San Francisco, we've been there a few times & you really feel comfortable being there
13 June 2017|
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Response from dclare142 | Reviewed this property |
Sure it - all the stripes of the rainbow