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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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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping, 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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I visit Union Square for the shopping. Right now it's under a lot of construction, so it's not as enjoyable. The Macy's is definitely worth checking out!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I visit Union Square for the shopping. Right now it's under a lot of construction, so it's not as enjoyable. The Macy's is definitely worth checking out!

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Other than Fisherman's Wharf, this is probably the most popular tourist destination in SF. Most of the flagship stores like Macys and Saks Fifth Avenue are on the square or just around the corner on Market St. You'll also find the high end boutiques within walking distance. Major chain hotels like the Marriott and Hyatt are on the square and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This photo is taken at the Union Square heart of downtown San Francisco looking toward the famous St Francis Hotel and the newer tower of the St Francis Hotel behind, traditional.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

In previous visits to San Francisco we would come to Union Square to eat and shop as we would stay in Fisherman's Wharf. In the late evening it was also frankly rather on the shady side. This time we stayed near the Union Square area allowing us to explore it more. The Square itself is a public plaza, its also... More 

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Redondo Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Spent time in Union Square while visiting family in SF. It's alive with people and things to watch. Many lovely bistros and restaurants and shop are on the perimeter. Blend in like the locals and enjoy the city by the Bay. It's fun!

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izmir
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It was nothing special to me, financial part of SF, frankly speaking there are much nicer places to go.(

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Love San Fransisco a bit cold but people are really friendly. Really surprised though with how many homeless people there are there.. They argue a bit scary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

I like Union Square, always full of entertainment and people watching. They have artsy sculptures, music, and yesterday was a phillipine festival. I wandered around and heard bagpipes (i am a keen bagpipe fan, Gravel Walk, Flower of Scotland, Scotland the Brave) so I sat and watched this amazing piper for half an hour. It made me think of Scotland,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The heart of San Francisco is Union Square ! Open top buses leave from here, lots of things going on ! Best place to view it is in one of the many cafés inside Macy's Department on the square while having a coffee, which I did. While we were there, there was stalls , dancing etc.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

As first timers to San Fran, we made the rookie mistake of staying at a hotel facing Union Square. The square area is way too congested offering all the homogenized American brand names with little originality beyond. Simple put, Union Square is a tourist trap. Consider the Marina district...more low key with great food, coffee, bars, and grub. Otherwise, continue... More 

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Address: 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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