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Kid’s City Guides

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The Castro With Kids

The Castro With Kids

In the mid-1900's a group of WWII vets were dishonorably discharged from the army due to their sexual orientation. This group of men were attracted to San Francisco's liberal reputation and made The Castro their home. One of the Castro's most famous residents was Harvey Milk who had a large impact on the gay rights political movement.

The men who settled this area are now in their 50's and 60's and they know how to have fun. Start at the Rainbow Crosswalk (4114 18th Street). Please watch out for traffic while trying to take pictures! Next go peek in the window at Hot Cookie (407 Castro St), but prepare to do some explaining to your kids if you do this. Penis cookies.

The Castro Theater Sing-Alongs: These events are peak San Francisco. Here’s how it works: you show up at the historic Castro theater. You are given a bag of props. Then you watch a movie (usually a musical or Disney movie) while singing your heart out with the other 50 some-odd adults and sometimes kids in the theater. I’m pretty sure the guy next to me had some sort of musical theater training because he out-sang the people on the screen. The staff instructs you when and how to use your props. Their first and most popular production is The Sound of Music. I’ve seen West Side Story, Frozen, Moana, Beauty and the Beast, and Tangled advertised. Cost: $16/adults, $11/kids.

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