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Union Square

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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: 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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I have been to this town many time and enjoy union square for the artwork exhibitions but by now this looks like a bad area in Manhattan. It is dirty, too many panhandlers and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Around Union square are many shops to go to. The square itself looks nice, but has no feel to it. If you take 20-30 min for the square, you have seen it. Then you can go shopping.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I have been to this town many time and enjoy union square for the artwork exhibitions but by now this looks like a bad area in Manhattan. It is dirty, too many panhandlers and very crowded all the time. No relaxation here!

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Although the square didn't have a lot happening when we were there, it still is a nice place to sit and watch all sorts of people go by. It is also the centre of all of the shops you can imagine. A shoppers dream where you could spend hours - take me back!!

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Lancashire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The square itself is surrounded by some of the best shopping in San Fran. The square itself is pretty and there are often art exhibitions or markets to look around

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

This central part of the City has a variety of experiences from high end to low end including shops, restaurants, hotels, and people. There are a lot of panhandlers who are not overly aggressive. It is also a good public transportation hub for buses, cable cars, as well as taxis.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

the location cant get better than this, all the shops are here ( high end/low end ) you have the big shopping centre where the trams turn round. lots of things going on lots of resturants bars etc.. there is a mini park in union square which looks over macesy etc.. nice place to sit and people watch

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Ok - I am not a shopper so there is not much here. I guess it was worth walking to -- it is the heart of the city and there was some great architecture and buildings around.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

It's nice to see Union Square with the trolley cars and the trees in blossom, however at the end of the day it's just a square with a number of upmarket shops around it! Something to say you have seen but no need to rush back

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Great, high-end shopping district in the middle of San Fran. Stores seldom found en masse bordering a park! The weather and people are so nice that the entire experience is enjoyable even if you just window shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The square is nice place, arount it you can faind many stores. It is very nice place to take coffe, for me it was very nice to visit it, and walk around.

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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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