- Type: Neighborhood/Area
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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If you want to explore San Francisco's rich -- and still colorful -- gay and lesbian culture, the Castro is a must-see neighborhood. The central San Francisco neighborhood was the forefront of the gay rights movement and also served as the headquarters for Harvey Milk, California's first openly gay public official. The Harvey Milk headquarters still stands and serves as a memorial and museum for the gay rights movement.
Castro attracts all types of travelers, and the city's restaurants and cafés are among the best in the city. Recent travelers praise Castro’s vibrancy and general friendliness. One TripAdvisor raves, “This place has a great vibe and is really the place to go in San Francisco […] no matter where you walk, everyone is so friendly…”
Come in late October, and you’ll arrive just in time for the lively Castro Street Fair, (established by Harvey Milk himself). The street fair showcases live music, comedy, crafts, and delectable eats. For further details, visit the Castro Street Fair website.