"The one and only Castro District" Castro District Tip by Jefie
Castro District, San Francisco: 49 reviews and 73 photos
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
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