Iconic San Francisco is decorated with hills, streetcars, Victorian homes, and—along Castro Street—rainbow flags. The city’s LGBTQ community centers on Castro Street. That appeal colors, but doesn’t overwhelm, the surrounding neighborhoods. Stroll a block or two from the famous Castro Theatre and you’ll find a diverse mix of residents, restaurants, and city character. Wander up the hill into Eureka Valley, and you’ll find life quieter, as Market and Castro streets largely corral the neighborhood’s uniquely lively stores and nightlife.
For many, the Castro is the epitome of San Francisco—a city famous for its progressive politics and inclusivity. It’s also one of the city’s most geographically central neighborhoods, offering access to all, whether one is traveling by car, bike, or public transport.