Day Trips from San Francisco to Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

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Our most recommended San Francisco Gay & Lesbian Tours

  • LGBTQ Castro Tour: 2-Hour San Francisco Walking Tour

    1. LGBTQ Castro Tour: 2-Hour San Francisco Walking Tour

    This guided and intimate 2 hour tour lets you explore the diversity of the Castro community with a local resident and LGBTQ activist. You’ll relive the life and times of Harvey Milk, the slain Civil Rights leader and member of the San Francisco City Council. We’ll visit the part of the Castro where he lived and worked and served his community. In addition, visit the Harvey Milk Plaza, Milk's former camera shop, and the Civil Rights Academy. Stroll along the "Rainbow Honor Walk," a project honoring famous LGBTQs from history, and visit the Pink Triangle Memorial Park which honors homosexuals persecuted during WWII. You’ll also see the plaque dedicated to Vietnam veteran Leonard Matlovich. We’ll pass by the famous Castro Theater, the Hope for World Cure (AIDS) Mural and the LGBTQ Historical society.

    Excellent tour! Learned a ton about ️‍ history and culture on a lovely, personable small group tour.

  • San Francisco's Castro: Human Rights & LGBT+ History Tour

    2. San Francisco's Castro: Human Rights & LGBT+ History Tour

    Start your tour near Twin Peaks Tavern, the first gay bar in the city to install floor to ceiling windows as a way to show its patrons were not ashamed of their identities. From that landmark bar, learn about the highs and lows of the struggle for civil rights and equality that the residents of the Castro have waged for over 40 years. Step on rainbow-colored crosswalks, cross the route of the Pride Parade and then stop at sights associated with Harvey Milk and the fight for marriage equality. Learn about long-running taboos by discussing the HIV/AIDS epidemic and see how the community has banded together to fight them. In doing so, you will learn about every aspect of the "Gayborhood," from the unsung local heroes to current ideas around inclusivity. This tour will give you a better idea of the impact that this famous neighborhood continues to have on American culture.

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Our tour guide/driver was Kimmy and she was awesome! Energetic, funny, and helpful, especially with taking pictures. She actually gave us a lot more information than the people at the wineries. One problem: the air conditioning on the bus didn't work well, so we were all sweating on the ride back to SF. The winery in Napa was ehh, but the 2 in Sonoma were good. Would've liked to spend an extra 15 minutes in Muir woods though.

Just WOW! Napa was lovely and we enjoyed the day, but we were blown away by our tour guide, Randall. He was incredibly personable and informative. By the end of the day, he felt like a true friend. This day wouldn’t have been the same without him. He was the very best, such a special person with a passion for wine which contributed to our tour immensely. I would recommend this tour and look forward to coming back!

My experience was very enjoyable, the driver was very informative and all of the places I went made me feel comfortable being there

Our guide was great! We got to see Muir Woods without having to worry about driving or making reservations.

the crew was very informative and prepared for our trip, even providing extra jackets if needed