"Castro District" Castro District Tip by zChris

Castro District, San Francisco: 49 reviews and 73 photos

  Castro Theatre
by zChris

San Francisco is well known for its large gay population, and the <b><u>Castro District</u></b> is the community's heart...or was, at least. These days it's less of a unique neighbourhood and more an extension of the yuppietopia that has conquered San Francisco. Nevertheless, the Castro is worth checking out for its abundance of beautiful Victorian houses, some interesting shops and restaurants, and colourful peoplewatching scene. You'll want to see <b>Harvey Milk Plaza</b>, at the corner of Market and Castro Streets, which honours Harvey Milk, a gay politician traically killed by a fanatical assassin in the 1970s. It now features one of the largest (if not the largest) rainbow flags in the world. The Castro's other major landmark is the <b>Castro Theatre</b> (pictured) which is worth seeing simply for its beautiful facade, but which also, once in awhile, puts out a good show. The Castro has some interesting shopping and dining, along Castro Street between Market and 18th and on Market up to about Church. A fun way to get here is on the historic F Market Line historic streetcars running the length of Market Street. While many have decried the Castro as merely a massive ay-themed recreation park, it's still a vital and interesting, not to mention historic, part of the city.

Address: Castro Street from Market Street to 19th Street. down Market Street toward Church Street to Eureka Street.
Directions: Eureka Valley
Phone: (415)
Website: http://www.mycastro.com/

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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