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Cruisin' The Castro Walking Tours

Tours meet at the Rainbow Flag Pole Landmark, Located on the corner of Castro & Market Streets, San Francisco, CA 94114
+1 415-550-8110
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The Castro: Historical Walking Tour of San Francisco's Gay & Lesbian District
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Cruisin' the Castro Walking Tours is San Francisco's premier LGBT tour company walking with PRIDE since 1989! Voted a top city tour and awarded the "Hall of Fame", by TripAdvisor! This easy, fun and fascinating 2 hour tour is the MOST comprehensive Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, & Transgender cultural tour available and boasts 15 different historical sites enroute. Discover how San Francisco and the Castro neighborhood plays a crucial role in the past, present and future of LGBT civil rights in the United States. Tours are intimate, personalized and operated by a professional tour guide, local resident and LGBT community activist. No large hills to climb and public walkways are handicap accessible.
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Tours meet at the Rainbow Flag Pole Landmark, Located on the corner of Castro & Market Streets, San Francisco, CA 94114
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+1 415-550-8110

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Kathy is very passionate and knowledgeable about the history of the Castro. This is a must do tour for anyone looking for more info on this area and LGBT history. My 14 year old daughter found the tour very interesting as well. I would highly...More

Thank Michelle O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tour offers the unique opportunity for anyone curious about how this neighbourhood became a melting pot of sexual diversity, the tragic downfall of Gay Rights Activist "Harvey Milk" as well as an understanding of the plight of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s. The...More

Thank Jeremy F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This time with Kathy was the perfect combination of history, stories and current life in the Castro! I came into this knowing the history of the area, but really wanting to see and experience those places. Kathy was the person to weave all of that...More

Thank Colleen H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great walking tour. Kathy is a knowledgeable, friendly guide, who is really passionate about passing on the history of the Castro. She showed us places we would never have spotted on our own, and she put everything in context. I would recommend...More

Thank chrisporourke
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and my partner really enjoyed this walking tour with a small group of people from different parts of the world. Kathy was informative, friendly and knowledgable not only about the Castro, but also about San Francisco and LGBTQI (alphabet soup) issues in general. We...More

Thank MHPB6656
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my boyfriend had a great time together with a small group and with our guide Kathy when we cruised the Castro. We had done quite a bit of research ourselves on the Castro before the tour but Kathys close connection to the neighbourhood...More

Thank Bob P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kathy is passionate and knowledgeable about the area and the history of SFO's Castro district. Her personal approach to all members on the tour meant we all warmed to each other and discussed current affairs in the context of the tour. Wonderful.

Thank Seán H
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Kathy's enthusiasm and passion for this area of town shines thru as she takes you around teaching and entertaining you with her knowledge and humor. We learned so much about the history and so many people that have fought so hard to be where we...More

Thank Wendieswhims
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

A two hour walking tour that was over before we knew it! Kathy, our tour guide, hit on all the big spots in the Castro while teaching us LGBTQ history in the area. This is the perfect tour for you if you enjoy educational travel....More

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Kathy is an amazing guide and we learnt so much about the Castro and its history. Thoroughly recommend!

Thank LobbyLimb
The Castro
A flourishing commercial area that acts as San
Francisco's LGBT community center and cultural heart,
the Castro is a neighbourhood welcome to everyone. As
one of the first predominantly LGBT neighbourhoods in
the United States and currently its largest, it
remains one of the epicenters of activism in the
nation. Grand theatres and glitzy shops now compete
with bars and fashionable eateries for attention,
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