Hidden Gems of Castro: The Search for Love, San Francisco

4.5 (22 ratings)
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Vibrant, eclectic, and diverse: The Castro neighborhood, San Francisco’s LGBTQ+ district, was the epicenter of the 1970s gay rights movement in the United States.

Take on a colorful city adventure as you discover the history of The Castro from pre-colonial times to the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s—and beyond. Meet iconic residents that gave the LGBTQ+ Americans a voice and discover what makes this neighborhood the “Gayest Place on Earth.”

Get ready to sissy that city walk!


  • Can be played on
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • During these hours
    Whole day

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  • Explore the hidden gems tucked away from Castro Street.

  • Discover the legacy of Harvey Milk, the ‘Mayor of Castro Street’.

  • Find out where San Francisco’s ‘Gay Beach’ is located.

  • Walk like a San Franciscan. This quest has uphill walks.

  • Learn the history of The Castro through its beautifully designed buildings and memorials.


They call you the King of Cupcakes, the Master of Muffins: the best baker this side of Topeka. Folks come from near and far for just a whiff of your butter cream frosting.

Of course, to friends, you're just Arnold: a 33-year-old queer nerd who's desperately single and searching for love. A pursuit that seemed hopeless until this morning.

When you got to the shop, a cupcake was waiting on your desk, with a note baked inside that said: "I love you. Come find me at the plaza."

You mean to find out who left it.

Experience's route

Starting point Pink Triangle Plaza
2454 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
Finish point Twin Peaks Tavern
401 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA

Places you will visit


It will take you

81-111 mins

You will walk

5120 steps

Total distance

3.9 km

  • Best during the day
  • Instagrammable
  • Best for couples
  • Recommended activity for families
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Corbyn Payne

18 Feb 2024

Phu Le

17 Feb 2024

Kristin Li

17 Feb 2024


27 Oct 2023
there was only one clue we completely didn't get even after hints and that was the one at the park... otherwise fantastic


07 Sep 2023

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