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San Francisco Vista Grande Helicopter Tour
"You will be picked up from a central San Francisco meeting point and taken to the heliport to board a Bell Jet Helicopter for take-off on an exciting San Francisco Helicopter Tour.An accompanying musical soundtrack is choreographed to the flight along with spontaneous narration by your professionally trained pilot. View the hills of San Francisco where you can see famous districts such as the Castro the Mission Pacific Heights Chinatown and the Presidio. Flying over San Francisco you will get a unique perspective of the city skyline including AT&T Park - Home of the SF Giants Coit Tower at the top of Telegraph Hill and the financial district with the famous Transamerica Pyramid.On this 56-mile (90-kilometer) helicopter flight (25-30 minutes)
From $250.00
 
San Francisco Vista Grande Helicopter Tour
"You will be picked up from a central San Francisco meeting point and taken to the heliport to board a Bell Jet Helicopter for take-off on an exciting San Francisco Helicopter Tour.An accompanying musical soundtrack is choreographed to the flight along with spontaneous narration by your professionally trained pilot. View the hills of San Francisco where you can see famous districts such as the Castro the Mission Pacific Heights Chinatown and the Presidio. Flying over San Francisco you will get a unique perspective of the city skyline including AT&T Park - Home of the SF Giants Coit Tower at the top of Telegraph Hill and the financial district with the famous Transamerica Pyramid.On this 56-mile (90-kilometer) helicopter flight (25-30 minutes)
From $250.00
 
San Francisco Urban Bike Tour
"Your grand bike tour of San Francisco begins at Fisherman's Wharf where you'll be outfitted with a bike as well as all safety equipment. Your guide takes you on an easy ride over flat surfaces in this city known for its hills and your route is customized with off-the-beaten track nooks that only a local would know. But if you'd prefer to pedal less upgrade to the electric bike option. Be prepared for weather changes as you follow your guide all over San Francisco. You'll stop up to 10 times during the tour for photo ops and to hear facts and anecdotes about the city's history and sights. In addition you can take a break to purchase lunch and a beverage from a gathering of local food trucks and later enjoy coffee and refreshments at a cool coffee bar (food and drinks are your own expense).Cruise through the back alleys of North Beach
From $75.00

Castro District Tips (48)

The Pride of San Francisco: Hey he stole my outfit

Just one of the many cast of characters strolling through the festivities. This one drew my attention immediately. I just HAD to find out where she got her bustier! I had been looking for one to go...
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Geisha_Girl
Jun 30, 2003

The Pride of San Francisco: Showgirls!

More fabulous outfits at the celebration worn by more fabulous party revelers!It's always interesting to meet folks from all over the world during the Pride events. Folks leave their conversative...
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Geisha_Girl
Jun 30, 2003

The Pride of San Francisco: Look up in the sky!

Even the skies over the city were being decorated in honor of Pride weekend!There was sky writing being performed by planes up above us. Such a fascinating feat of aerial writing!I didn't think my...
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Geisha_Girl
Jun 30, 2003

The Pride of San Francisco: Our pal Dave!

One of our good friends was volunteering with his Rugby Team during this event. Dave is the one on the left.......some of you VTers have met Dave already. Dave is "straight" as an arrow but supports...
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Geisha_Girl
Jun 30, 2003

The Pride of San Francisco: The After-Parties

After spending a gorgeous sunny afternoon at the Civic Center celebration, the natural place to flock is to the Castro area for a late afternoon cocktail and more people-watching.Zuni Cafe is "one of...
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Geisha_Girl
Jun 30, 2003

The Castro 1

The Castro is a very vibrant and colorful neighborhood (it's the gay neighborhood). It's full of rainbow flags and I think it's worth visiting to get a bit more of the feel of this great city where...
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Tami_G
Jun 15, 2003

The one and only Castro District

Pretty much everyone has heard of the Castro District as the world's most famous gay neighborhood, and I for one was very curious to see it. I wasn't sure exactly what to expect, but I was thinking...
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Jefie
Oct 06, 2009

The Castro

The Castro is without a doubt the most famously gay area on the planet, a small slice of real estate that is now predominantly gay-owned and populated. It's pretty-boy heavy, as even the Castro's own...
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sarahandgareth
May 26, 2004

The Castro

If you are gay: visit the Castro!If you are not gay: visit the Castro also!Visiting the Castro neighborhood is another SF experience. It's a really nice area with beautiful houses, more friendly...
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Tami_G
Jul 01, 2003

Beautiful homes on Liberty Street in the Castro

If you visit the Castro, take some time to visit Liberty street to see some beautiful (and well kept) San Francisco homes. It's a nice walk because you'll pass all the Castro landmarks such as the...
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emilesc
Oct 10, 2006

the Capital of the gay world

or so was i told! a few years back, i always loved the rainbow colours, then discovered it was the peace flag, then little by little it was 'converted' to be the gay flag, i wonder in the next years...
Manyana
Oct 19, 2007

A fun, unique neighborhood

The Castro district is famous worldwide for being a very tolerant, liberal, and accepting area for homosexuals. This is the place where the annual San Francisco Gay Pride parade is held every year, as...
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USCgirlie
Mar 22, 2006
 
 
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Things to Do Near Castro District

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Mission Dolores

I love old buildings so when I found out that Mission Dolores was the oldest building in San Francisco I really wanted to see it. However, I messed up big time. I had planned a day that involved...
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Buena Vista Park

Buena Vista park was commissioned at the same time as Golden Gate Park, so its forest of ornamental trees have virtually overgrown the opportunity for great views of the city, except at the very top....
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Dolores Park

The Dolores park is located in the Western edge of the Mission District and is just a stone's throw away from Mission Dolores Church, which is one of the 21 Californian Mission Churches. San Francisco...
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Twin Peaks

Our car climbed to the top of the Peaks. There was a lot of parking, colorful and friendly people and fabulous views of San Francisco. We were elevated 922 feet with spectacular views of the Bay Area,...
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Haight District

This district is named after the intersection of these two streets, but most of the commercial activity of interest to tourists is along Haight Street. Good hikers can walk from the Market...
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Mission District

After looking at Mission Dolores, we walked to Clarion Alley to look at the murals there. I had read that the Mission District was an area where you had to be careful and use street smarts. I must...
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Getting to Castro District

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Castro Street from Market Street to 19th Street. down Market Street toward Church Street to Eureka Street.

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