San Francisco, California - The CastroThe 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.
Events:Castro Street Fair (October), San Francisco Pride Celebration & Parade (June),
Frameline SF International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (June)
- Historic Castro Theater
- Shopping - Cliff's Variety is a longtime favorite
- Special Events: Castro Street Fair, San Francisco Pride,
SF International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival