- 361 Ratings
Walking Tour of the Castro District
Tour San Francisco's famous, historic LGBT neighborhood with some of the most knowledgeable guides in the city. This comprehensive cultural tour covers the past, present and future of the neighborhood, equal rights and some of the most colorful sights in the Bay Area.
What You Will Do
- Experience the past and present of San Francisco's LGBT community, established in the vibrant Castro District, on a 2 hour walking tour
- Check out the legendary Rainbow Honor Walk, an homage to influential members of the LGBT community
- Visit several sites central to the human rights movement on the West Coast
- Learn little-known facts, such as how San Francisco's Gold Rush led to the area's first gay community
- Two-hour historical walking tour of the Castro District
- Knowledgeable local guide
The tour route is easy with no large hills. Public walkways and restrooms are handicap accessible. Tours include adult and sexual contents, parental discretion is advised. Tours operate rain or shine.
Tours operate rain or shine and are non-refundable. Operator has the right to cancel and/or reschedule tours accordingly.
- 361 Ratings
Engaging, knowledgeable and passionate guide. A good mix of culture, politics, history and fun. Highly recommended.
Kathy is incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about SF, Castro, and the community. It was a lovely, educational, interesting, and fun walking tour. Have already told friends how great it is and would definitely recommend to others.
This tour was really awesome!!! I learned a lot about gay culture and yes it is an actual culture. Was saw all the Harvey Milk tribute areas including the plaza, school,library, old camera shop and restaurant.
The Historical LGBTQ tour was fantastic. Cathy was so informative, professional and had a great sense of humour. This tour focuses on LGBTQ civil rights but as Cathy so eloquently presented it, it's about Human Rights. It was a very moving and unforgettable tour so thank you Cathy for making our trip to SF to special. We would highly recommend this tour if you're going to SF and it's superb value for money!
Kathy was great - lots of awesome information. It’s clear she is passionate about the culture and we’ll informed about the past present and future of LGBTQ rights and issues. Our group had good discussions, some laughs, and got on very well. It was awesome!
The guide was a local, so she gave us a lot of interesting facts about the neighborhood, not just Wikipedia stuff.
Kathy was very knowledgeable and a pleasure meet. I have read about the Castro District and Harvey Milk for years and it was nice to actually have a female perspective on all of the events. I actually learned new things about events that occurred in the mid sixties. I would recommend her for sure.
Fantastic tour, Kathy is an amazing guide!
Kathy was an amazing Ambassador of the neighborhood. It was a great tour with lots of positive group discussion with further tour-mates from around the globe. Would recommend this tour to friends and strangers.
Kathy was an excellent guide through the Castro and its unique history. She also brings with her a personal knowledge of the community that really made this tour a great experience. We would recommend any visitor or to San Fran take this tour as one of their first outings. It will really give you a good lay of the Castro District that will prove to be invaluable over the course of your trip.
Our tour guide, Kathy, was a wealth of knowledge! She gave us a fantastic tour with great insight to the rich LGBTQ history of the area. I can't wait to come back and learn more.
I live a few blocks away and learned great things about my neighborhood's history and culture that are fascinating. Great date idea!
Hi Kathy we are home now. We have left our review on tripadvisor. We both really enjoyed the tour and thank you very much. You have a fantastic knowledge of not just the Castro but San Francisco in general. You made the tour informative but also great fun. It was nice that a group of strangers from diverse backgrounds and regions were encouraged by yourself to interact.
Kathy was an extremely knowledgeable and fun guide! We had a fantastic time learning a lot of history and about this wonderful inclusive community xxx. Thank you so much Kathy -- Genie and I loved it!!! Will recommend 100%
The Cruisin' The Castro Walking Tour was a highlight of our trip to San Francisco! Our tour guide Kathy was phenomenal - she is passionate about the history and the meaning of the Castro to all of our family, and it was such a pleasure to learn so much from a true member of the Castro community! Kathy knew everyone, and through her we met so many cool people like Eddie, who gifted me and my loved ones pink quartz stones from the Pink Triangle Memorial. We were so honored, and it will always mean so much to us. The tour made such an impact that I would recommend this historic, interesting and intriguing tour to any visitor to San Francisco. We loved it! Thanks so much Kathy!
Kathy was super!!!
Our tour guide Kathy was very knowledgeable and I could feel her deep passion and pride for the work that she does and the community she co-creates in the neighbourhood. I loved her humour, passion and authenticity!
Kathy was excellent. There were straight and gay people on the tour, and she made everyone feel welcome. Lots of great information. Wish the tour was longer.