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.

Where to stay near Castro District?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 320 house rentals near Castro District. From 64 Houses to 224 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 near Castro District is on HomeAway.

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

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 Castro District:

  • Fisherman's Wharf: 746 vacation rentals
  • Union Square: 576 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 634 vacation rentals
  • Pacific Heights: 291 vacation rentals
  • North Central: 26 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 Castro District?

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

  • Randall Museum: 2,203 home rentals
  • GLBT History Museum: 2,233 home rentals
  • Vulcan Steps: 2,230 home rentals
  • Castro Theatre: 2,225 home rentals
  • Sausalito Visitors Kiosk: 2,114 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Castro District 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 Castro District?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 64 Houses in Castro District. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Castro District include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 224 lodging choices
  • Studios: 208 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 Castro District?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 41 vacation homes with pool available in Castro District.

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