Since 2004, Super Jet Limo's smartly dressed chauffeurs have transported clients in a fleet of stylish town cars. They drive travelers to and from San Francisco International Airport, Oakland International Airport, and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In addition, they facilitate sightseeing tours and provide transportation for special events, such as proms and weddings. In the case of the latter, they'll even outfit limos with customized Just Married signs.
If centripetal rhythm is the key to a shot-put, then open understanding and civil competence are the key to obtaining an equitable society. Today’s Groupon gets you a ticket to a cultural walking tour with Cruisin’ the Castro Tours for $18. Choose either the two-hour Historical Walking Tour (a $35 value) or the 2.5-hour Harvey Milk Tour (a $45 value, only on Wednesday at 10 a.m.). You'll meet at the rainbow flagpole at the corner of Castro and Market Street for both tours.
The Historical Walking Tour teaches you about the rich legacy of the gay rights movement. The informative saunter is led by Kathy Amendola, who has vast knowledge of one of the most culturally diverse communities in the country. You’ll learn about cultural repression going back to the days of the 19th-century Gold Rush through the age of Harvey Milk, all within a modern context. The tour offers such fun facts as the origination of the rainbow flag as it works its way through The Harvey Milk Plaza, the progressive politician’s former home, the nation’s only Pink Triangle Memorial Park, legendary Twin Peaks Tavern, the Castro Theatre, and other significant landmarks.
The Harvey Milk Tour explores the Castro neighborhood and City Hall while discussing Harvey's presences in the community and his rise to become the first openly gay politician in California. You'll also check out the Harvey Milk Plaza timeline photos, the Civil Rights Academy, Milk's former home, his resting place, and the sight of his murder.
Historical Walking Tours run from 10 a.m. until noon on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The Harvey Milk Tour is Wednesday only from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
About.com is a big fan of Cruisin’ the Castro Tours:
- The best walking tours teach you something, entertain you, give you an opportunity to meet new people and see new sights. Cruisin' the Castro tour is one of the best. – Besty Malloy, About.com
Seven TripAdvisors give Cruisin’ the Castro Tours and tour guide Kathy Amendola 4.5 out of 5:
- What an absolutely amazing tour! Kathy's insight into into Gay Culture and her knowledge of The Castro and surrounds areas provided us with the most enlightening and entertaining 2 hours of our vacation. – Beck_and_Jai
- The tour is amazing and you really learn so much about the history of San Francisco, the Gay community and the Castro area, and yourself. Apart from being wonderfully educational Kathy made it such a fun day. If you only do one thing in San Francisco, treat yourself to this really amazing tour. – nowvoyager9
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