"The one and only Castro District" Castro District Tip by Jefie

Castro District, San Francisco: 49 reviews and 73 photos

  Castro Theater on Castro Street
by Jefie
  • Castro Theater on Castro Street - San Francisco
      Castro Theater on Castro Street
    by Jefie
  • Rainbow flag near the Harvey Milk Plaza - San Francisco
      Rainbow flag near the Harvey Milk Plaza
    by Jefie

Pretty much everyone has heard of the Castro District as the world's most famous gay neighborhood, and I for one was very curious to see it. I wasn't sure exactly what to expect, but I was thinking something along the lines of Montreal's gay village, only bigger and perhaps even funkier. However, I was a bit surprised to see that apart from a few rainbow flags, the Castro is a pretty down-to-earth, mostly residential neighborhood. It's a really charming area, with plenty of nice little cafes on Castro Street, but I'm guessing that a lot has changed since the days Harvey Milk used to run his camera store. It's still worth stopping by if only to enjoy the fun and casual atmosphere around Castro Street, but it seems to me like Montreal's "Le Village" has more to offer in terms of diversity and culture.

Address: Castro and Market Streets
Directions: Eureka Valley
Phone: (415)
Website: http://www.mycastro.com/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 6, 2009
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