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The Castro, San Francisco

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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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  • I remember what this neighborhood used to be like 30 years ago .Its nothing like it used to be anymore . I know the typical gay man has to have a place to go for recreation . But now its gone past...  more »
  • Great area of the city especially for a couple of the LGBT community. We had a great evening from dinner at Orphan Andy’s to drinks at several of the great bars in and around Castro St. A great...  more »

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