Welcome to the Haight, the Castro, and Noe Valley

Top Experiences

  • Castro Theatre: Take in a film at this gorgeous throwback and join the audience shouting out lines, commentary, and songs. Come early and let the Wurlitzer set the mood.
  • Sunday brunch in the Castro: Recover from Saturday night (with the entire community) at one of the area’s favorite brunch spots.
  • Vintage shopping in the Haight: Find the perfect 1930s afternoon dress at Relic Vintage, a pristine faux-leopard coat at Held Over, or the motorcycle jacket of your dreams at Buffalo Exchange.
  • 24th Street stroll: Take a leisurely ramble down lovable Noe Valley's main drag, lined with unpretentious cafés, comfy eateries, and cute one-of-a-kind shops.

Planning Your Time

The Upper Haight is only a few blocks long, and although there are plenty of shops and amusements, an hour or so should be enough unless you're into vintage shopping. Many restaurants cater to the morning-after crowd, so this is a great place for brunch. With the prevalence of panhandling in this area, you may be most comfortable here during the day.

The Castro, with its fun, adult-theme storefronts, invites unhurried exploration; allot at least 60 to 90 minutes. Visit in the evening to check out the lively nightlife, or in the late morning—especially on weekends—when the street scene is hopping.

A loop through Noe Valley takes about an hour. With its popular breakfast spots and cafés, this neighborhood is a good place for a morning stroll. After you've filled up, browse the shops along 24th and Church Streets.

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