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Union Square

Address: Bordered by Powell, Stockton, Post and Geary Streets, San Francisco, CA 94123 (Union Square)
Phone Number: 415 391 2000
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Ranked #5 of 247 Shopping in San Francisco
Type: Specialty shops, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing, Drinking
Owner description: A shopper's paradise, this bustling square near the theater district...
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Type: Specialty shops, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing, Drinking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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.
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Calgary, Canada
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104 reviews 104 reviews
29 attraction reviews
403 helpful votes 403 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

While in San Francisco, Union Square has all the shops you could possibly want within blocks of eachother. With it's great location, there are several ways to get there and spend time either just window shopping or going into any of the great stores there are to chose from. All the big name stores are here, there is so much... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We stayed in Union square during our visit to San Fran. This is a great location if you are into shopping. The square is fun place to sit and people watch. During our stay there were art shows during the day, and it looked like the square is also used as a music venue. There are a lot of really... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

right now the north, east side of the Square and down Stockton street is all part of some renovations/construction. That aside, this is a very nice area full of stores, big Macy's on Geary St and many restaurants and hotels all over the place. Close to Chinatown as well as a quick walk to Market St.

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Curitiba
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We stayed very close to Union Square, so it was our daily plan to walk in the street. Unfortunatly, even in this area, everything closes early and the street gets empty at 10pm. There is not enough light in the square, what makes it unsafe. In thirty minutes that I was waiting my wyfe, I saw two crimes (stealing from... More 

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is a great spot to enjoy a beverage of choice and watch the crowds. I was there on a Saturday afternoon and was surprised just how popular and busy the area is. Of course there is numerous places around for shopping and dining. But , sitting on the available benches or sidewalk dining tables was the best time spent... More 

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Sussex by the Sea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

If in this city you must visit all the famous shops in the Square. You know all their names already. The trams run along one side BUT if your hotel borders the square just ask for a room at the rear. They are so noisy and run late. Follow the trams down the hill to the place where they are... More 

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Munich, Germany
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I think this is the perfect place to visit with the cable car. Relax, enjoy the architecture, and stroll around in the streets to have some lunch, you'll find all you need. And you're in the middle of teh city.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

There are so many famous brand stores in these several blocks ranging from the flagship Williams and Sonoma, nearby the flagship Banana Republic, several Macy stores, Sak's, Neiman Marcus, DSW and the list goes on. There are stores for every price point. The cable cars run through this area. There are places in the small park to sit and people... More 

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Elgin
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Union Square is a great place to stroll through or sit and people watch. There's a ton of shopping options as well.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

You need one of these in every large city. Such a great place to sit with a coffee and watch the world go by.

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