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Union Square

Bordered by Powell, Stockton, Post and Geary Streets, San Francisco, CA 94123
415 391 2000
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Ranked #9 of 218 shopping in San Francisco
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Neighborhoods, Shops
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing, Drinking
Owner description: A shopper's paradise, this bustling square near the theater district has everything from upscale department stores and boutiques to discount houses.... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Reno, Nevada
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277 reviews 277 reviews
128 attraction reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

It may be a little difficult to find your favorite store but chances are it's in this area. It's nice to walk a outside and enjoy people watching while getting a little retail therapy.

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Traverse City, Michigan, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Fun place to shop! Easy to get to. There is a cable car turnaround at Market and Powell...fun to watch.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

union square is a must see---not too much to do overall, but still a must see. There are 2 hearts of san francisco to see on opposite corners, very pretty. There were artists set up with gorgeous art--I bought 2 items from a local artist. IT is odd you have to leave the park to pay the artists and go... More

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Baltimore, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Great shopping, lots of stores, easy to find on trolley or cable car. Be prepared for lots of people in the area.

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Kentucky
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We stayed in a hotel overlooking Union Square during our visit. The square itself is always filled with action. There are artists displaying their work as well as interesting street performers. We saw dancers, bagpipers, singers, trumpeters, etc. The Square is surrounded by luxury shopping with a variety of retailers flanking the square. The area boasts everything from H&M to... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Great view of Macy's and St Francis hotel. Watching the world go by and relaxing in the sunshine with a glass of wine. Perfect start to the evening.

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Albuquerque
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85 reviews 85 reviews
26 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

It was the natural progression for the Cable car ride to get off at Union Square. Wonderful artists in the square.

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Vancouver
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Great shopping, but ran out of time to visit the majority of stores. Could spend a couple of full days there if I wanted to go crazy. Lots of variety, not really a lot of deals, not a ton of good restaurants close by. But, a must-visit if you're in town.

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

So many stores and famous department stores and designer stores. Something for everyone. If you stayed a month you would not be able to shop in all of the wonderful stores they have in Union Square. The Macy's was especially beautiful, flowers throughout and a maniquin made of flowers made it a special shopping experience.

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Buffalo, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Great place to visit. Lots of people, restaurants, and shops. Good place to rest your feet and have drink. Close to many sites downtown.

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