'If you visit Mecca, it pays to have a local show you around! In San Francisco, mecca is the Castro and the best guide on the block has to be the giant, crazy nun known as Sister Betty!'
Come see the Castro as you've never seen it before! Walk with Sister Betty through a history stretching from horse drawn carriages, muddy roads and land speculators to the birth of a gay counter culture and Dot Com boom...and bust!
Sister Betty's Walking Tour of the Castro includes:
Whether you're a visitor or a local, Sister Betty's Castro Walking Tour is the best way to see this amazing part of San Francisco:
- A lively oral history of this exciting neighborhood - from pioneers to poofters!
- The Twin Peaks Tunnel and F-Line Streetcars
- The first gay bar in the country with glass windows
- Harvey Milk's camera store
- Hibernia Beach
- The historic Castro Theatres (Oh, you didn't know there was more than one?)
- Cool local merchants and bars
Writer, photographer, nun-about-town, Sister Betty is best known for creating Ba-da-Bingo, the hit event featured by the BBC, National Geographic, CBS, Belgian and Japanese Television and winner of the Best of the Bay Award. Sister Betty is a somewhat recognized expert on San Francisco Stairways. Betty knows just about as much as one person should about the Castro and a damn fair share about the rest of San Francisco as well.
- Tour groups are limited to ten people - you can ask all the question you like and Sister Betty can probably introduce you to the hotties you see on the street!
- There are no big hills on this tour. If you want to climb, Sister Betty recommends a Stair Walk!
- Each tour lasts approximately two hours (unless you talk too much and Sister Betty has to rap your knuckles with her ruler!)
- Tours start and end at Harvey Milk Plaza - located at Market and Castro Streets right next to the MUNI stop.
- Reservations are required. Click here to make your reservation now!
- Questions? Click here to contact Sister Betty.