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San Francisco Gay Pride – San Francisco Style!
More than one million people will descend on San Francisco during the Pride weekend. With the population of the city doubling in size it can be, well, a challenge to navigate the maze of streets, hills, routes and events. The city explodes into a rainbow burst of music, dancing and excitement for Pride. Hundreds of thousands of people line the streets and descend on the annual downtown parade and festival making it the largest LGBT celebration in the country. The two-day bash takes place in front of City Hall at Civic Center Plaza — the same spot where Harvey Milk addressed the crowd in 1978 during “Gay Freedom Day.”
Pride features not only a main stage with music, competitions and comedy but 300+ exhibitors and more than 20 community-run stages. These include the Faerie Freedom Village, with a glitter gateway of live cabaret and avant-garde artists, a Leather Alley “carnival” to get schooled on S&M, the Cheer San Francisco stage with high-flying cheerleader stunts, and a chance to get your same-sex two-steppin’ in at the Country-Western Dance Corral.
The massive annual parade down Market Street is the main highlight of Pride. Expect over 200 parade contingents and floats with tons of fabulous eye candy representing a huge range of causes and beliefs including the 400+ extremely loud (and proud) Dykes on Bikes motorcycle group. The parade kicks off Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Market and Beale and ends at Eighth Street near the Civic Center area.
Pride is much more than just the Civic Center celebration. There’s also a fun cluster of gay-friendly events bubbling up around San Francisco all month.
You can’t miss the day-long Pride Festival at Civic Center on the Saturday no matter how little sleep you had the night before. It’s like a gay theme park, and braving (or reveling in) the crowds is worth it for this quintessential celebration of our history and liberation.
The pinnacle of official Pride celebrations. It’s going to be packed tight and of epic proportions. If you want to experience the circuit party realness of San Francisco Pride, this is your party.
San Francisco is split into several areas but the main 2 are The Castro and Soma, with Soma being the area the where you will find Folsom Street, and most of the leather and fetish bars. With there being so many gay bars we have had to put 2 maps in
Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action
Gay Map of San Francisco
We have divided the map into two areas, the Castro, San Francisco’s world famous gay district and SOMA, the are where the Folsom Street Fair takes place each September.
Map of Gay San Francisco (SOMA)
Map of Gay San Francisco (The Castro)
Recommended Apartments in San Francisco’s Castro
Central location, great neighborhood. Living room is huge with formal dinning table for 10 people, updated kitchen, breakfast nook seats 6 person. Within blocks of the property you have access to a restaurants, grocery store & all the bars
located in the heart of the historic Castro District and puts you central to all of San Francisco’s fun activities. Enjoy all of the Castro’s shops, restaurants, bars, and cafes and still have easy access to the rest of this amazing city and great Bay Area
Brew a cup of coffee in a cozy kitchen with elegant tiling and find a seat on a decked patio wrapped in a leafy garden. Curl up with a book on a modern sofa in a living area boasting colorful paintings, a stocked bookcase, & exposed wood beams.
Admire a gorgeous garden on the way to a hot tub under a pergola in the beautifully landscaped yard. Evenings, cozy up around a fire pit with a glass of wine. Then, retreat indoors to freshen up in a walk-in shower when it’s time to hit the hay.
Recommended Apartments in San Francisco’s SOMA
This loft is something special. Your own roof deck awaits you for sunny SF days, and for cold ones heated floors will warm your toes. This unit is close to everything SF in heart of SOMA. Moscone is very close! Restaurants and many more options nearby
With close proximity to downtown/Moscone center, this SoMA spot is perfect for your San Francisco Visit. The entire apartment will be yours: 2 bathrooms, two beds, the kitchen, living room, and roof deck! close to the bars and clubs
Relax in this authentic and thoughtfully decorated loft. The vibrant, open living room boasts 16-foot ceilings and sprawling windows letting in natural light. Admire original artwork, high end furniture and luxuries like a smart TV, and full kitchen.
SoMa Second Home – the SoMa Loft – is a private, airy and bright SoMa loft style apartment. Unwind amongst the globally inspired decor, while the sun streams in through the giant windows, or head into the shared courtyard for a nap in the sun.
Video Of San Francisco Gay Pride
Video highlighting San Francisco Pride Parade 2016
Recommended Hotels in San Francisco
Stay close to Union Square and you will be close to all the main action and just a BART away from the gay bars and clubs of the Castro.
The Marker, 4 Star
Offering French-inspired architecture, The Marker San Francisco, a Joie de Viver Hotel provides guests with an ideal city center location, eco-friendly