Stepping out of the Castro station into the plaza, one immediately sees the Harvey Milk memorial, Gilbert Baker's rainbow flag, and at the top of the stairs, the Castro Theater sign. You know you have arrived in the Castro!
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Important historic center of the old Gay Community in San Francisco, but a failure in urban design. Come for the history and the interesting shopping and dining around, plus some beautiful houses. But this plaza is just ho-hum and in need of a make-over.
we stayed at an ARBNB right down the street from here. It was the happening place and a great place to connect with the rest of the city. Lots to eat, shop, and see in the area.
The subway and buses let off huge numbers of people who live in this area and up the hill. It's also the arrival spot for the Castro district with lots of restaurants and bars. Always people on the street.
Unfortunately this area has a number of homeless. If you look past them you will see what is such a vibrant, bright and colourful area. We stayed about 900m from here and felt very safe walking to and from dinner (we didn't stay out past...More
I pass this location every day on my way to the Castro Muni station. I love the idea of a Harvey Milk memorial but have no clue why they decided to put it at the entrance to a crowded and dirty bus station. There are...More
The Harvey Milk Plaza is located at Market & Castro and also happens to be at the entrance to the MUNI underground. This is where the Castro Street begins. Look at the HUGE, I mean HUGE rainbow flag at the intersection of the former Bank...More
Has a lot of good photos and info about Milk. However, it is in a dirty underground train entrance. It is very scuzy and almost under a bridge looking structure.
in Castro At the end of the metro. Nice to see the great Harvey having a lovely plaza named after him Castro is fab too