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Best things to do in The Castro, San Francisco

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“When the weather is nice, you can barely see the grass due to the throngs of people lounging around. Luckily, the park was recently renovated and is big enough that you're bound to find a spot you like. The southwest corner is good for a panoramic view of the city skyline (and usually far enough away from the folks enjoying their herbal refreshments on the northern slope). There's also a nice kid's playground, although it's geared more towards older kids.”
776 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“One of the best local food market to go to takeouts, famous ice creams, and yogurt shop. One of the best ice cream shops with lines out the door.”
321 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“This old-school movie palace has been a fixture in the Castro neighborhood since 1922. The grand interior and signature pre-show organ music are worth the price of admission alone — but stick around for their ever-changing roster of classic films, spirited sing-alongs, and rotating film festivals. Absolutely one of our favorite destinations in SF!”
222 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Sweeping views and grand Victorians, pride of place and person coalesce in an area that embraces its status as the “gay capital of the world.” The Castro and nearby Noe Valley offer village-like amenities including pedestrian-friendly streets, Victorian homes in historic Eureka Valley, an array of trendy stores and outdoor cafes. San Francisco’s historic F-Line streetcars are one of the best ways to reach the Castro and Upper Market areas. The upper stretch of Market Street coils around the lower reaches of Twin Peaks. Noted for their sweeping vistas of the Bay Area, these crests are popular with sightseers.Noe Valley boasts some of the best weather in San Francisco. This commercial corridor extends from Dolores to Diamond on 24th Street and attracts and urban crowd looking for new neighborhoods, fresh foods at its farmer’s market, and exploring a variety of trendy shops. Glen Park on the lower slopes of Diamond Heights has a canyon park and is near a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station.”
131 locals recommend
Park
“Just a few blocks South of here, a great little under-visited park with beautiful bonus views of the Golden Gate bridge at the top (of a fairly steep hill). Tennis courts are hiding up there, as are some fun trails for running / walking. One of my favorite green spots in the city. ”
114 locals recommend
Park
“Great view of the City without all of the Twin Peaks tourists. Walking paths and stairs make this pretty accessible. Also, there is a cute little museum. Known by the SF Nickname of "Rocky Mountain".”
87 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Super popular, no reservations, always a wait but worth it. Have a drink at the wine bar across the street while waiting”
93 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“At Frances, chef Melissa Perello’s daily-changing menu reflects modern California sensibilities and focuses on ingredients from local markets, farms and producers in a casual, neighborhood setting. (The wine, the wine the wine! And you can walk there and back since it is only 2 minutes away.)”
95 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Very good restaurant with a covered back patio, great fire cooked pizzas, burger & fries, wine, beer and house cocktails selection is great too. ”
82 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Serves a variety of food styles--Asian, Italian, seafood, comfort food, brunch, burgers--you name it. Good for breakfast, lunch & dinner at various price points. Closed Mondays & Tuesdays.”
78 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Family and Friends for breakfast on weekends..."Typical suburban family breakfast." Kitchen Story represents a combination of cultures between California (spicy, avocados, and cilantro) and Asian influences. ”
65 locals recommend
Playground
“Great playground in a very fun San Francsico park, adjacent to the Mission, a reliably sunny and fun neighborhood with great cafes, shopping and dining.”
73 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Fancy cocktails made by pro mixologists. They have a pool table in the back too!”
73 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“French, exactly as if you were in Paris. Upscale. Intimate and cute and walking distance. ”
70 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Authentic French bakery! We like this MUCH better than the more famous Tartine bakery, and it is much cheaper. Try their ham and cheese croissants! ”
68 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Classic cocktails (some in mason jars) & lots of brews in a comfy, roomy space inspired by WWII era”
60 locals recommend