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Castro Theatre: Our most recommended tours and activities

San Francisco: Private 2-Hour Tuk Tuk City Tour

1. San Francisco: Private 2-Hour Tuk Tuk City Tour

See the San Francisco sights you want to see and see them at a pace that suits your group with a private tuk-tuk tour. Your friends and family can cover more ground in an eco-friendly Tuk Tuk than they ever could on foot. Climb San Francisco’s tallest hills in this small but mighty vehicle. Marvel at the sparkling San Francisco Bay and city skyline, and enjoy the sights and smells of Fisherman’s Wharf. Your experienced, entertaining tour guide narrates your 2-hour excursion, stopping often for Instagram-worthy photos! Meet your tour guide in Fisherman’s Wharf. Private tours are perfect for 5 riders per Tuk Tuk (6 guests are ok with a group that includes children and adults). Larger groups can rent multiple Tuk Tuks to cruise around together. Tour highlights may include: Fisherman's Wharf, Dungeness crab stands, and picturesque fishing harbors, The Palace of Fine Arts, Fort Point located underneath the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park (De Young, Academy of Sciences, Conservatory of Flowers), Haight Ashbury, The Castro and the Castro Theatre (optional stop), Mission Dolores Park and street murals (optional stop), Alamo Square and the Painted Ladies, City Hall, Davies Symphony Hall, War Memorial Opera House, Asian Art Museum, Union Square, Dragon’s Gate in Chinatown, and Lombard Street - the most crooked street (traffic permitting)

San Francisco 3-Hour Castro & Twin Peaks Urban Hiking Tour

2. San Francisco 3-Hour Castro & Twin Peaks Urban Hiking Tour

Make the most of San Francisco's unique geography and history on a 3-hour urban hiking tour and get breathtaking views with your workout. Explore the secret stairways, hilltops, and hiking trails of the city and discover hidden forests of eucalyptus and more. Whether you've been in San Francisco for 10 minutes, 10 days, or 10 years, you're guaranteed to see something new. This hike is 5 miles (8 kilometers) and takes 3 hours to complete in full. It is moderately strenuous due to hills and stairways, but for the active will provide alternative views of this Californian city for a unique San Francisco experience.

San Francisco: Hidden Gems of Castro City Exploration Game

3. San Francisco: Hidden Gems of Castro City Exploration Game

Explore highlights of the Castro area in San Francisco while playing this engaging phone game. Discover Harvey Milk Plaza, the GLBT Historical Society Museum, and more. Start the game at Pink Triangle Plaza. You’ll take on the role of Arnold, a 33-year-old queer nerd searching for love. As you solve challenges, the story will unfold and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. It will take between 1.5-2 hours but you should explore at your own pace: simply pause the game and resume when you want from the location where you paused it. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other before meeting at the final stop of the game, the Twin Peaks Tavern.

San Francisco's Castro Neighborhood: Self-Guided Audio Tour

4. San Francisco's Castro Neighborhood: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Enjoy a self-guided audio tour to San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood, one of the foremost gayborhoods in the world. Explore the Twin Peaks Tavern, Castro Theatre, and other places with an audio guide at your own pace. You will receive the downloading instructions on your voucher after booking. After downloading the app, start your tour at Jane Warner Plaza. Hear all about the predecessors who paved the way for everything from marriage equality to the popularity of the drag art form. See the Twin Peaks Tavern, the first gay bar in San Francisco, with plateglass windows to show that the community no longer had to meet in secret. Take a glimpse of the real Castro Camera, where political campaigns took place. Marvel at the century-old beauty of the Castro Theatre, Hibernia Beach, and Rainbow Honor Walk. Learn about the GLBT Historical Society Museum, which houses over 900 collectibles of LGBTQ art and history. 

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What people are saying about Castro Theatre

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Our guide Val was very informative n pleasant! It is a up hill climb - be ready for a work out! Lots of stairs! Stretch your calves! We felt our calves sore next day!

Andy was our tour guide and he was awesome. Very knowledgeable about San Francisco. We had a great time.

A discovery of a city in another city

To do absolutely to discover peaceful streets and beautiful viewpoints

Awesome way to view the city. Beautiful and informative hike!