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Harvey Milk Plaza

Southwest corner of Castro and Market Streets, San Francisco, CA
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  • Excellent23%
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  • Average28%
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14 Oct 2017
“Center of the Community, But Not Pretty”
11 Jun 2017
“great, central location”
Southwest corner of Castro and Market Streets, San Francisco, CA
The Castro
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Important historic center of the old Gay Community in San Francisco, but a failure in urban design. Come for the history and the interesting shopping and dining around, plus some beautiful houses. But this plaza is just ho-hum and in need of a make-over.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 11 June 2017

we stayed at an ARBNB right down the street from here. It was the happening place and a great place to connect with the rest of the city. Lots to eat, shop, and see in the area.

Thank pjcharles
Reviewed 5 April 2017

The subway and buses let off huge numbers of people who live in this area and up the hill. It's also the arrival spot for the Castro district with lots of restaurants and bars. Always people on the street.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately this area has a number of homeless. If you look past them you will see what is such a vibrant, bright and colourful area. We stayed about 900m from here and felt very safe walking to and from dinner (we didn't stay out past...More

Thank TopsyZeus
Reviewed 13 November 2016

I pass this location every day on my way to the Castro Muni station. I love the idea of a Harvey Milk memorial but have no clue why they decided to put it at the entrance to a crowded and dirty bus station. There are...More

Thank Jenna W
Reviewed 4 July 2016

The Harvey Milk Plaza is located at Market & Castro and also happens to be at the entrance to the MUNI underground. This is where the Castro Street begins. Look at the HUGE, I mean HUGE rainbow flag at the intersection of the former Bank...More

Thank FormerCaliBoy
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Has a lot of good photos and info about Milk. However, it is in a dirty underground train entrance. It is very scuzy and almost under a bridge looking structure.

Thank Jon_1982
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

Harvey Milk Plaza is unfortunately the entrance to the Castro Street Muni metro station. Aggressive homeless and open use of heroin and crack can be found here. Metro station personnel refuse to take any action.

Thank 7,268
Reviewed 3 December 2015

in Castro At the end of the metro. Nice to see the great Harvey having a lovely plaza named after him Castro is fab too

Thank shakirayork
Reviewed 21 July 2015

After the movie Milk with Sean Penn many people got familiar with the name Harvey Milk and with his legacy. It was cool to see that the people from the neighborhood take care of this plaza proudly.

Thank DoCamandro
The Castro
A flourishing commercial area that acts as San
Francisco's LGBT community center and cultural heart,
the Castro is a neighbourhood welcome to everyone. As
one of the first predominantly LGBT neighbourhoods in
the United States and currently its largest, it
remains one of the epicenters of activism in the
nation. Grand theatres and glitzy shops now compete
with bars and fashionable eateries for attention,
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