If you hurry, you can still catch the tree at the SE corner of the 18th and Castro – an intersection as famous locally as Haight-Ashbury.
Speaking of that famous crosswalk, it’s now adorned with rainbow stripes. And the sidewalks fanning out from it area studded with bronze plaques of Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf, Christine Jorgensen, and so on. Once you’ve seen The Imitation Game, you’ll be clamoring for Alan Turing to join this sidewalk parade of GLBTQ history. It’s history at your feet, literally.
Speaking of movies, I also liked this T-shirt sticking out proudly from a window. Go the HRC store (575 Castro St.) and the GLBT History Museum (4127 18th St.) to learn more about GLBTQ and Castro history.