Destination guide

Head to the vibrant city of Castro District

Come and experience Castro District and its theatre scene, entertainment and opera. Travellers especially like the bars, art and skyscrapers in this cosmopolitan and scenic city. Twin Peaks and Lombard Street are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Sightseeing in and around Castro District

Are you searching for things to do while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Castro District a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Pier 39 (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Aquarium of the Bay (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • San Francisco Zoo (4.3 mi / 7 km)
  • San Francisco Zen Center (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Circus Center (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Morrison Planetarium (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Castro District

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Castro District is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Twin Peaks (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Palace of Fine Arts (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Japanese Tea Garden (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Golden Gate Park (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Angel Island (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Muir Woods (11.9 mi / 19.2 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Castro District

The nearest airport is in San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), located 10.4 mi (16.8 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), which is 12.6 mi (20.3 km) away.

Where to stay near The Castro?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 374 holiday rentals near The Castro. From 67 Houses to 274 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near The Castro is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to The Castro?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in The Castro:

  • Ashbury Heights: 184 holiday homes
  • Downtown: 695 holiday homes
  • Fisherman's Wharf: 790 holiday homes
  • Sunset District: 507 holiday homes
  • Union Square: 629 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to The Castro?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in The Castro. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Emergence Healing Arts Studio: 2,316 holiday rentals
  • GLBT History Museum: 2,341 holiday rentals
  • Golden Gate Model Railroad Club: 2,298 holiday rentals
  • Vulcan Steps: 2,312 holiday rentals
  • Randall Junior Museum: 2,298 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around The Castro listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in The Castro?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 67 Houses in The Castro. Our other popular types of The Castro holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 274 holiday houses
  • Studios: 257 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 4 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in The Castro?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 25 holiday homes with pool available in The Castro. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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