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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 #67 of 375 Attractions 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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San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

A heaven for the wifey, good shopping and dining around, a must walk on the streets nearby in the afternoon.

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New Delhi, India
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

if you are looking for a place that houses many of your preferred brands then Union Square is your destination. This is not the place I like but for shoppers this is certainly a great place. The place is easily accessible by BART, cable car and Muni Buses. the main square has an small and unimpressive garden, overlooked by Macy's... More

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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Greate shopping in Macys, Nikestore, Victoria Secrets, Bvulgari, Louis Vitton, and other fine shops. Nice restaurants and a few hotels in the area.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I came to the area for Nike marathon so not sure if this area is always crowded but by the looks of what is offered, it probably is. A lot of department and specialty stores. Not my cup of tea but if you enjoy shopping this is the place. I did see a rat in daylight which totally caught me... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Spent the day shopping here... some of THE best department stores in the USA... pity about the amount of street construction & tunelling going on but will be better place for it once completed.

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Singapore, Singapore
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Union Square looks nice. With full of artist selling painting and other stuff, this place looks vital, alive and literate. The building architectures surrounding are grand and exquisite. There are many shops nearby. The Levi's flagship store is adjacent.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Here's the best thing about walking up Market, take a turn on one of the side streets to Union Square and feast your eyes on top end stores from Macy's to several top designers. Macy's is a good place to start, but don't shy away from the several designer stores. Several restaurants and many different directions to walk from Union... More

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Accrington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Plenty of fancy shops here but we were decidedly unimpressed. The square itself reeked of marijuana and we saw a rat (A RAT!!!!) in the garden foraging for food. We didn't stay here long.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My hotel(like literally 50+ others) was with a few blocks of Union Square so I walked through it 2-3 times a day. I suppose if you are interested in paying San Francisco sales taxes for department store items then it is probably a destination but unless you are nearby it is not really interesting.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Loved the atmosphere of Union Square. These lots of shops and restaurants quite a lot are high end but still worth a look. There is a big indoor shopping centre which we had a quick look around and some of the shops in here seemed a bit more reasonable. Definitely a place to people watch!

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