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Cruisin' the Castro Walking tours celebrates 30 years of Pride and as San Francisco's first and ONLY Legacy Business Tour Company! This prestigious award recognizes Cruisin' the Castro as a longstanding, community-servicing business and a valuable cultural asset to the City & County of San Francisco.

Tours are fun, fascinating and offers twice as many tour stops that not only include the colorful sites of the largest LGBTQ community in the world, but explores the spectrum of sexual and gender diversity and the struggle with achieving equal rights in America.   No other tour offer this rare and educational opportunity!

Tours are conducted by a local resident, professional tour guide and a civil rights activist.

Highlights
  • Gain insight into San Francisco's history as a center for LGBT rights
  • Be inspired by the LGBT activism of this iconic district 
  • See landmarks from the Gold Rush, World War II, Harvey Milk era, and more
  • Explore the Castro’s history with a guide who witnessed key events
What to Expect
Make your own way to the Castro Pride Flagpole in the heart of the Castro to meet your guide.
Travel to several places relevant to the life and legacy of Harvey Milk, the legendary gay rights activist who was also San Francisco’s first openly gay elected politician. See where he lived and worked, and hear about his contributions to the city and LGBT civil rights.
Take in landmarks including the  Pink Triangle Memorial Park, the Rainbow Honor Walk Project, the AIDS Quilt Names Project, and the Human Rights Campaign.
The tour proceeds at a leisurely pace, and the public walkways are wheelchair accessible.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Kathy kept us informed yet interested the whole time. The tour was never dull and I learned many things about Castro I wouldn’t have otherwise. We also went out for drinks after other people from the tour!

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Kathy was a wealth of knowledge, super personable and passionate guide. We valued the learnings, and the kick in pants reminder that we are all and should activists each day! This is a must do tour if you are in the area. So important we...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What do the letters making up LGBTQ stand for? What do the different flags or symbols you might see at Pride mean? Who was Harvey Milk? What was the AIDS epidemic and how did folks resist? If you don’t know the answer to these questions,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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CruisintheCastro, Owner at Cruisin' the Castro Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Rachel, thank you so much for your comments. Its unfortunate that the tour didn't meet your expectations. Our city is plagued with illegal activities such illegal drug abuse, crime and trespassing. This is why our Mayor and Police Department are taking action to provide services...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the most AMAZING and INSPIRING tour I have ever experienced!!! Kathy’s passion and love will make your heart soar with pride and hope!!!! Loved, LovED, LOVED this tour and Kathy!!! Cannot recommend this tour enough!!!! It gave me ALL the feels!!!!!! 🤗❤️🤗🧡🤗💜🤗💚🤗💙🤗💛 🤗🌈🤗🌈🤗🌈🤗🌈🤗🌈🤗🌈

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took this tour last week with Kathy and it was excellent! If you want to learn all about The Castro and the LGBTQ struggles and fight for equal rights, I highly recommend this tour. Kathy has lived in the community for many years and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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If memory does not fail me, my tour ended at the building where Harvey Milk used to have his studio, and that is in the heart of The Castro district. By then you will be able to head different directions to explore on your... More
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