Castro Theatre: Our most recommended tours and activities

San Francisco: Private City Highlights Tour in a Jeep

San Francisco: Private City Highlights Tour in a Jeep

Embark on a fun and unique tour experience as you explore San Francisco in an open-air convertible Jeep. See more of the city in less time, visit famous locations, and enjoy entertaining commentary from your local guide along the way. Tick off all the sights on your bucket list, choosing between the most iconic landmarks in San Francisco, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Littly Italy, Chinatown, Ferry Building, and the Painted Ladies at Alamo Square. Enjoy an intimate private tour experience in a comfortable open-air vehicle as you explore the diverse terrain and sights of the Bay Area. 2 Hour tour highlights include: Fisherman's Wharf, Dungeness crab stands, and picturesque fishing harbors, The Palace of Fine Arts, crossing the Golden Gate Bridge to the Marin Headlands, The Presidio, Marina District, Union Square, North Beach Little Italy, Dragon’s Gate in Chinatown, and Lombard Street - the most crooked street (traffic permitting) 3 Hour route covers more amazing sites: Ocean Beach, 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 and more.

San Francisco: Private City Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

San Francisco: Private City Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

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. 2 Hour tour highlights include: Fisherman's Wharf, Dungeness crab stands, and picturesque fishing harbors, The Palace of Fine Arts, Fort Point located underneath the Golden Gate Bridge, The Presidio, Marina District, Union Square, North Beach Little Italy, Dragon’s Gate in Chinatown, and Lombard Street - the most crooked street (traffic permitting) 3 Hour route covers more amazing sites: Ocean Beach, 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 and more. 

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

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. 

San Francisco: Hidden Gems of Castro - City Exploration Game

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 3-Hour Castro & Twin Peaks Urban Hiking Tour

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: Castro & LGBTQ Private Walking Tour

San Francisco: Castro & LGBTQ Private Walking Tour

Experience San Francisco's Castro District on a private tour, where you can delve into the neighborhood's rich LGBTQ history with a personal guide. Begin at Harvey Milk Plaza, a landmark dedicated to the civil rights icon, and visit his former residence and camera shop, a pivotal site in the history of gay rights activism. Continue to the historic Castro Theatre, where the vibrant rainbow flag proudly flies, symbolizing unity and diversity. Your guide will share stories of Castro's transformation into a sanctuary for LGBTQ individuals and the vital role it played during the AIDS epidemic. As you stroll through this lively neighborhood, discover the origins of the rainbow flag, a worldwide symbol of LGBTQ pride, and gain insights into the challenges and triumphs of the community. This personalized tour ensures an enriching and intimate exploration of one of San Francisco's most iconic and culturally significant districts.

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What people are saying about Castro Theatre

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(6 reviews)

It was phenomenal! Katya was superb! We got to see all we wanted and more plus we had tons of photo opps so we can remember this fantastic experience!

Great orientation tour having just arrived in the city - even in the cold and the rain (not much need for the sunglasses) would definitely recommend

Fun way to see the city. Brian was a great guide with lots of special insights and stories. Our teenagers also enjoyed it! Highly recommend.

This tour is fantastic. Our guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. My 13yr old and I both said it was our favorite part of the trip.

Great tour! Guide was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. Stopped at great spots for photo opportunities. Highly recommend!