The Castro

The Castro

The Castro 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 steeped in activism by the gay and lesbian community. One of the most famous Castro residents and proponents for LGBT rights was former San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk.


Historic Castro Theater
Shopping – Cliff’s Variety a local longtime favorite

Things to do and see

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


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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