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Castro, San Francisco, San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California - The Castro

The Castro in San Francisco has one of the richest histories in the city. Once populated by dairy farms, the Castro district today is a thriving neighborhood of restored Victorian homes, bustling bars, shops, restaurants, and cultural landmarks. The Castro is also widely known as an accepting gay and lesbian community, steeped in a powerful history of activism. One of the most famous Castro residents and proponents for gay rights was former San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk.

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Events:

Castro Street Fair (October), San Francisco Pride Celebration & Parade (June),
Frameline SF International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (June)

Activities


  • Historic Castro Theater
  • Shopping - Cliff's Variety is a longtime favorite
  • Nightlife
  • Special Events: Castro Street Fair, San Francisco Pride,
    SF International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

History of this neighborhood -

The Castro came of age in the 1960s and ‘70s as a political hotbed for social activists.

Things to do and see -

The Castro is best enjoyed at a walking pace that allows for easy shopping, dining and sightseeing.

FAQs

Where is the Castro?

The heart of The Castro extends from Market Street down Castro Street to 30th Street.

What are the events?

Events in The Castro are high profile and high energy. The Castro Street Fair, San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade, and SF International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival are tops.

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