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The Most Mission & Castro Adventure

history walk

The Most Mission & Castro Adventure

97 reviews
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks, Food
Hosted in
English, Japanese
history walk

The Most Mission & Castro Adventure

history walk

The Most Mission & Castro Adventure

97 reviews
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks, Food
Hosted in
English, Japanese

What you'll do

We will meet by the award-winning Delfina restaurant and walk to the iconic Edificio de Mujeres (Women's Building). Then we'll stroll through the famous Clarion Alley while discussing its various street murals and their lasting community impact. Next, we will visit some iconic Mission stores on Valencia Street - Paxton Gate & 826 Valencia Pirate Supply Store - before continuing onward to Dolores Park. After discussing the significance of some Dolo landmarks, we will head over to the loud & proud Castro District. Walking the rainbow-led paths of Castro Street, we'll revel in the history of the LGBTQ community & their ongoing efforts. Key points of interest include Harvey Milk Plaza, the Castro Theatre, & of course, Hot Cookie! We'll leisurely return to 3 floors above our original meeting point: my beautiful apartment! Our tour will end with a glass of wine (or water) on a sun-lit rooftop featuring 360° views of Twin Peaks, Bernal Heights, Potrero Hill, Castro, and Downtown SF. Finally, we will share a cry as we bid farewell. Tips are not required but certainly appreciated :) Adventure, fun surprises, and cultural immersion awaits!

Your host

Anish
2011
Joined Airbnb
383
Guests hosted
3
Experiences hosted

Anish

Hello! I am a doctor by trade, cultural enthusiast by night. Local SF musician, dancer, and - most recently - culture guide. I've lived in NYC, Tokyo, Chapel Hill, and San Diego, but LOVE my home of San Francisco. East Bay Audiologist, North Indian percussionist, and former Tokyo-based study abroad coordinator. My volunteer experiences in the Mission include The Women's Building, Red Poppy Art House, 826 Valencia, & designing in-ear monitors / hearing protection for local musicians. I've discovered numerous cultural jewels in the Mission & Castro districts, and look forward to sharing them with you!

What's included

Food
PB&J's! Using all organic products :)
Drinks
Wine or water to close out!

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Where you'll be

*Women's Building: Community space advocating social justice *Clarion Alley: Mural-laden alley celebrating local artists *Paxton Gate: Ethical taxidermy & worldly curio *Pirate Supply: 826 Valencia storefront, helping local SF students *Dolores Park: Mission central hub, excellent vibe *Castro District: LGBTQ history *Castro Theatre: Iconic community / entertainment hub *Hot Cookie: Yum! *Rooftop: SF views & wine or water!

Availability

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 2 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Bring an adventurous and open mind to this event. I'm always happy to field questions during the tour, so don't be shy! And of course, I'll make special exceptions on timing if a particular stop captures you!
Anish
history walk
The Most Mission & Castro Adventure
97 reviews
From $35/person
97 reviews
From $35/person