Destination guide

Head to the exciting city of Castro District

Come and experience Castro District and its theater scene, entertainment and opera. Travelers like the bars, art and skyscrapers in this cosmopolitan and scenic city. Twin Peaks and Lombard Street are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation 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 vacation home and experience everything that makes Castro District a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 features

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 center:

  • 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

Traveling 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 center. 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.

How many vacation rentals are available around The Castro?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 366 house rentals around The Castro. From 66 Houses to 271 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around The Castro is on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in The Castro:

  • Fisherman's Wharf: 706 vacation rentals
  • Union Square: 555 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 628 vacation rentals
  • Pacific Heights: 299 vacation rentals
  • North Central: 25 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to The Castro?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in The Castro. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Randall Museum: 2,163 home rentals
  • GLBT History Museum: 2,141 home rentals
  • Golden Gate Model Railroad Club: 2,163 home rentals
  • Vulcan Steps: 2,165 home rentals
  • Castro Theatre: 2,151 home 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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in The Castro?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 66 Houses in The Castro. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in The Castro include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 271 lodging choices
  • Studios: 252 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 3 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in The Castro?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 17 vacation homes with pool available in The Castro.

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