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Address: Bordered by Powell, Stockton, Post and Geary Streets, San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone Number: 415 391 2000
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing, Drinking
Description: A shopper's paradise, this bustling square near the theater district has...
A shopper's paradise, this bustling square near the theater district has everything from upscale department stores and boutiques to discount houses. After a $25-million facelift in 2002, the cosmopolitan hub boasts a huge amphitheater, granite pedestals on which street entertainers perform and a tree and flower-lined environment in which to enjoy an espresso or an elegant meal.
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A must visit in SF

Too many things happening at the same time. A little overwhelming, but a good place to start several tours by the city either by bus or walking.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We had to pass by Union Square many times to take the BART and every time it was a bad experience. There are shops around the square but lots of homeless people and it was so dirty. I even saw people doing drug injections right on the sidewalk!!! A cockroach also climbed my foot on the stairs yuck! Not a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Don't get me wrong, we enjoyed our visit to this area immensely. Big shops Macys Naiman Marcus Tiffany etc. Even in the midst of building work we could sit in the square and enjoy a coffee with a degree of tranquility for a city center and good for people watching. But it does not compare to the likes of the... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Sitting on a bench in union square listening to the traffic go by and watching people walk by or walk around do some shopping and end it with eating at the cheesecake factory (try to get a balcony table)

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Too many things happening at the same time. A little overwhelming, but a good place to start several tours by the city either by bus or walking.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A must see huge market place in San Francisco. You get to shop for anything from a headphone to DSLRs, and on up to curved TVs. But one need to bargain, because the first quotes will be invariably high. The Square per se has a green patch with area for performers. The central pillar (5 ft diameter) holds atop a... More 

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Los Angeles, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Union Square in San Francisco is where you can find all of the high end shops and its a cross roads for pretty much anyone who's in on vacation. The Neiman Marcus store has a beautiful entry and a gorgeous glass dome as you walk through the front door. There are several major hotels and some pretty special architecture.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Shopping, restaurants, hotels, very central to so much in San Francisco. A short walk to cable cars.

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

All the big flagship stores based around here. Some homeless but not as many as Market Street. Good to visit the shops and walk round

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I wasn't overly impressed or interested in Union Square myself. It is a sitting area in between large city buildings and stores. They probably have live music there from time to time, but on the day we went, there was nothing happening. I'd say you should go there to see it and take a few pictures, but I wouldn't plan... More 

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Curitiba, PR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Very nice square with hearts in all corners. not so clean but with a lot of foregain people. Sorrounded by a lot of shoppings and restaurants

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Additional Information about Union Square

Address: Bordered by Powell, Stockton, Post and Geary Streets, San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone Number: 415 391 2000
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 am

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Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theaters in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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