Things To Do
All About the Castro
Online news and features about the Castro and the gay community at large.
Online guide to the Castro.
Alternate city guide.
An amazing site about the entire city, not just the Castro.
The Classic Tourist Reasons
Consider reserving before you depart, if your stay will be short.
It’s all natural!
Culture & Entertainment
Theater dedicated to inspire and provoke.
The nation’s longest-running LGBT theatre company.
Exploring new artistic forms.
Escape to the Extraordinary.
Michael Tilson Thomas, Director.
Helgi Tomasson, Artistic Director.
What’s Playing Now?
Devoted solely to 20th Century art.
4,000 years of art, overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge.
An exciting collection, great views and a sculpture garden right next door to the Japanese Tea Garden.
Newly reborn as one of the greenest museums in the world. Four story rainforest, planetarium, worlds largest artificial reef in a breathtaking space.
One of the Western World’s largest Asian collections.
The nation’s first museum devoted to GLBT history. “Our letters were burned, our names blotted out, our books censored, our love declared unspeakable, our very existence denied,” is on the wall and says it all.
Commited to showcasing the best of the best from the Africa Diaspora.
Dance venues and parties.
n their 32nd Season!
“The world’s reigning male chorus.”
Words can’t describe this musical revue that has been delighting San Francisco audiences for more than 30 years.
Natural & Man-Made Beauty
The Shopping, Retail Therapy!
A popular Castro Bookstore.
An Intellectual Mecca.
All boots, all the time.
Proceeds benefit PWAs.
SOMA Fetish Source.
For the Jock in You!
Spas & Erotic Exploration
A Japantown getaway for men or women.
Berkeley Bath House
San Jose Bath House
Just half a block away.
Causes & Organizations
SF’s gay Chamber of Commerce
Merchants of Upper Market & Castro
SF’s LGBT Community Center
Bay Area Rountable Connected (BARC)
SF’s Queer small business association
Public Radio for Northern California
Contemporary Jewish Museum.
SF’s rebuilt museum of natural history.
Fighting for marriage equality.
The Foundation for AIDS Research
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Book these dates months in advance!!
(We hate to turn guests away)
September 23, 2012 (one week early!)…Several hundred thousand leatherfolk celebrate the culmination of Leather Week.
June 20-30, 2013…Eleven days, four venues, and an absolute glut of gay, lesbian and trans features documentaries and shorts, not to mention celebrities, parties and tons of fun.
June 29 – 30, 2013…All of June is Pride Month, including the Queer Arts Festival, the LGBT Frameline film festival and ending with an amazing parade and two days of celebration.
Our Favorite Restaurants
- Amber India Phenomenal Indian cuisine in a lovely setting, with the most attentive service. You’ll feel like the Maharajah.
- Jasmine Garden How lucky can we be? Outstanding Vietnamese cuisine, right next door! Kelly, David & Peter know how to treat us, too!
- Press Club When we don’t have time to go the wine country, we go to Press Club. Just a few blocks down Market, but a world away.
- Thorough Bread & Pastry It’s just half a block away, and that’s the BAD news! This authentic french bakery makes it impossible for us to be ‘good.’ The almond croissants are addictive, the lattes … perfect. And, the staff couldn’t be sweeter, either.
- Woodhouse Fish Company Crab season or not, it’s our go to place for seafood. The best clam chowder in town!