The Castro’s vibrant culture and colourful streetscapes have long been a source of San Francisco PRIDE. Buzzing with life and activity, the Castro’s flamboyant bars and restaurants, glittering shops, and historical theatres comprise its endearingly unapologetic attitude. Although this neighbourhood is considered San Francisco’s gay-friendly epicentre, all are invited to experience the Castro’s unabashed zest for life.See places to stay Save this neighbourhood
The Castro: Cultivating Fabulous Lifestyles
The world-renowned Castro district is famous for Harvey Milk and Gay nightlife. But the locals know it as the heart of the city, situated at the perfect centre. More than a dozen major transit lines run through in every direction, making the entire city an arms reach away."
Image Is Everything: Health Conscious In The Castro
Characters of The Castro
At the heart of the City, you're steps from Dolores Park, surrounded by classic San Francisco architecture, the last of the independent theatres, local artists, some of the best food in the USA, and the easiest place to catch a bus, train or taxi in SF."
Nighttime in The Castro is a Brand New Day
Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighbourhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
Marc Olivier Le Blanc
Marc Olivier Le Blanc specializes in commercial and editorial portrait photography. Although he's currently based in the vibrant Mission neighbourhood of San Francisco, he returned to his native France to shoot Paris for this project through a traveller's eye. He always strives to turn both the ordinary and the unusual into something extraordinary.
Michael Blumenfeld is a commercial photographer based in San Francisco. When not shooting, he loves rooting for the Giants, haunting used-book stores, and following his appetite around the city. He's inspired each day by the energy and diversity of the Bay Area. This project for Airbnb was a great opportunity to tread both the beaten and unbeaten paths of a city he feels privileged to call home.