Gay Walking Tour, San Francisco

It is well known that San Francisco is the place where gay and lesbian culture flourished. While Castro District houses many of the city's gay-owned businesses and households, LGBT culture is considered a distinct part of San Francisco's identity. Use this list to explore the most visited gay attractions in San Francisco.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" on iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Guide Name: Gay Walking Tour
Guide Location: USA » San Francisco (See other walking tours in San Francisco)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 km
Author: doris
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James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center

1) James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center

James Catherwood Hormel is an American philanthropist. He was appointed United States Ambassador to Luxembourg by President Bill Clinton in 1999. When he was appointed through a recess appointment, he became the first openly gay man to represent the United States as an ambassador. The James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center at the San Francisco Public Library is the gateway to collections documenting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) history and culture, with a special emphasis on...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Charles Holmes LGBT Center

2) Charles Holmes LGBT Center

The San Francisco LGBT Community Center is a nonprofit organization serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population of San Francisco, California and nearby communities. San Francisco has long been known for its thriving gay community, the center did not incorporate as an entity until 1996. In September 1997, a group named the Friends of 1800 Market campaigned to get the Center to keep and restore the Carmel Fallon Building, a landmark 1894 Victorian at 1800 Market Street as part of...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Dolores Park

3) Dolores Park

Mission Dolores Park commonly called Dolores Park - and formerly known as Mission Park is a San Francisco, California, city park located in the neighborhood of Mission Dolores, at the western edge of the Mission District, which lies to the east of the park. Dolores Park has been the neighborhood center for cultural, political and sports activities since the 1960s. It has hosted political rallies, festivals, Aztec ceremonial dances, Cinco de Mayo celebrations, and San Francisco Mime Troupe...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Castro District

4) Castro District

As a city, San Francisco is full of exciting places to visit. Be it museums, churches, parks, roads or pocket localities. And no visit to San Francisco can be deemed complete without visiting the Castro District- the gay neighbourhood of San Francisco.

Embedded with not only a rich history but also some of the city’s finest structures and homes, the Castro district is one of the most visited tourist places in San Francisco. The area was named after Jose Castro, a Mexican leader in...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Castro Theatre

5) Castro Theatre (must see)

One of the many places that one cannot miss out on in San Francisco is the Castro Theatre.

Whether you are a movie buff or not, the Castro Theatre is a must-visit site in San Francisco. This one-of-a-kind theatre is a perfect blend of vintage and modern times. The movie palace is filled with antiquities that can transport you to yesteryears but hold you reservations about watching a movie for this is one place where the audience is given the perfect movie experience with the latest speakers...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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National AIDS Memorial Grove

6) National AIDS Memorial Grove

The National AIDS Memorial Grove (NAMG) was the vision of a small group of San Francisco residents representing a community affected by AIDS. This small group of people put their vision into action in the year 1988. The group selected a site in the famous Golden Gate Park, called the de Laveaga Dell. Due to lack of sufficient funding, the site was not being maintained regularly and therefore was not serving its purpose as a park. However, as soon as the area was leased to the city for the...   view more

Walking Tours in San Francisco, California

Create Your Own Walk in San Francisco

Create Your Own Walk in San Francisco

Creating your own self-guided walk in San Francisco is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walking Tour I

City Orientation Walking Tour I

Bursting with popular tourist attractions and diverse neighborhoods, San Francisco is considered to be a "wonder to behold". Full of museums, religious buildings, parks and amazing architecture, this city can keep any tourist busy for his entire trip. Take this walking tour to explore San Francisco's most visited tourist attractions.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km
Famous Architecture Walking Tour

Famous Architecture Walking Tour

San Francisco is one of the world's top travel destinations, being famous for spectacular tourist attractions like Alcatraz Island, Fisherman's Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge. But besides that, this city also features a large variety of world-known architecture, like Transamerica Pyramid, Grace Cathedral and others. Take this walking tour to explore the most famous architectural buildings in San Francisco.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
North Beach Walking Tour

North Beach Walking Tour

North Beach is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, known as San Francisco's Little Italy. This fun area features a great mix of architecture, museums, restaurants and old shops. Take this tour to explore the beauties that North Beach has to offer.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 km
SoMa Nightlife

SoMa Nightlife

Being one of the most-visited cities in the world, San Francisco features an awesome array of nightclubs and bars for guests to the city can enjoy. A major cultural hub that includes more than its fair share of museums and art galleries, San Francisco bars and nightclubs reflect the creative and vibrant force that pervades the city. Take this Nightlife Tour in San Francisco and experience the best hot spots this cosmopolitan city has to offer when the sun goes down.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 km
City Orientation Walking Tour II

City Orientation Walking Tour II

The unmatched beauty of San Francisco combined with its riches of instantly recognizable structures and locales has attracted filmmakers from around the world for over 100 years. San Francisco has provided and continues to provide the backdrop for some of the most famous movie scenes ever filmed. It is almost impossible to traverse the sights of San Francisco without conjuring an image from a special Hollywood movie. According to some film historians, San Francisco, rather than Hollywood, should have become the capitol of the motion picture world. Motion pictures were actually invented in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km
Union Square Walking Tour

Union Square Walking Tour

Union Square is known as San Francisco's most popular shopping destination and the third largest shopping area in the United States. In addition to that, Union Square features many amazing restaurants, theaters and a wonderful concentration of fine art galleries. Take this walking tour to explore Union Square's main tourist attractions.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km

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