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 around Castro District?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 318 vacation rentals near Castro District. From 67 Houses to 223 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Castro District for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're traveling 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: 725 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 617 vacation rentals
  • Marina District: 391 vacation rentals
  • Mission District: 586 vacation rentals
  • Union Square: 562 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, 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 traveling to Castro District?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals 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:

  • Castro Theatre: 2,172 vacation rentals
  • Randall Museum: 2,174 vacation rentals
  • GLBT History Museum: 2,176 vacation rentals
  • Muir Woods National Monument: 1,904 vacation rentals
  • Miramar Beach: 807 vacation 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 67 Houses in Castro District. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Castro District include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 223 rentals available
  • Studios: 205 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 2 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals 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 39 vacation rentals with pool available in Castro District. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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