Like Hansel and Gretel dropping bread crumbs in the woods, walking tours endow their environment with extra significance but can be turned off course by flocks of ravenous birds. Find your way with this Groupon: for $29, you get a two-hour historical Castro walking tour for two from Crusin’ the Castro Walking Tours (up to a $70 value). Tours depart at 10 a.m. Monday–Saturday at the corner of Castro and Market streets.
Cruisin’ the Castro Walking Tours’ historical tour traces the enthralling history of the gay rights movement as it unfolded in the famous San Francisco neighborhood. Locally enlightened tour guide Kathy Amendola leads groups of peregrine knowledge-falcons through important landmarks such as the Harvey Milk Plaza, Pink Triangle Park and Memorial, and the Castro Theatre. Early Castro and San Francisco history lessons highlight the formations and beginnings of the Californian destinations after the state’s population exploded thanks to successive gold, velcro, and scrap-metal rushes. Like a prudent cross-country skier, the tour avoids hills and makes stops at public restrooms whenever necessary.
Market St. & Castro St.
San Francisco, California 94114