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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 #61 of 317 Attractions in San Francisco
Type: Neighborhoods, Shops, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing, Drinking
Owner description: A shopper's paradise, this bustling square near the theater district...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Shops, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing, Drinking
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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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San Francisco, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
48 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Union Square is an excellent place for shopping. There's a big and nice Macy's right next to it. Also, in December, the set up a HUGE Christmas Tree and Menorah. The only problem is the hoard of people.

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Towcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

we caught the Powell mason cable car and did some shopping in macys Bloomingdales and other shops. The black Friday sales were still on even a week later.so we came home with full suitcases and some bargains.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I absolutely loved union square!!! It was always busy, loud and just so pretty. Our hotel room was just down the street from there so we'd go through the street every time we'd have to go on a tour. I didn't do much shopping there aside from the benefits store (it was a must ). This is definitely a stop... More 

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Mackay, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Had a coffee break here. Was alot smaller than U thought, but was ideal spot to watch it go by.Can see all the major labels, hear the bells of the trams, watch all the characters (couple unsavory ones). Just another ingredient to what is a wonderful place of Sanfrancisco.

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Karachi
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

A bustling area, however lots of street construction happening, thus we did not gave a very pleasant visit. Plus could spot a lot of homeless in the area. Got out of there as soon as we had checked off this place from our list of places to visit.

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Buffalo
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27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This is the epicenter for shopping in San Francisco. I was floored by the number of stores and the general size of the San Francisco mall it was like 8 floors. Definitely worth a look if you're a shopper... Typical mall stores are there. It's worth going just to see a mall that big!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Union Square is a bustling, active area in the heart of San Francisco. Restaurants, bars & cafes and lovely buildings. A nice square to sit down in and enjoy the sights & sounds around you. Recommended!

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

With the ice rink and decorations the square looks great. Our little version of 30 Rock. Check out the window displays especially at Gump's and then grab a bite to eat at the Cheese Cake Factory in the Macy's building or grab a drink at the St. Francis Hotel (a San Francisco landmark)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I always look forward to Christmas after seeing the humongous tree at Union Square. There are many benches, chairs, and steps to sit while enjoying all the sights. Definitely go at night to see all the Christmas lights. You are literally surrounded by all the buildings around the square and it's quite pretty. There is plenty of photo opportunities as... More 

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San Marcos, California
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The decorating of the buildings around the square were beautiful, however this draws huge crowds and there were far too many people for my liking, Was worth seeing once, but I don't think I would do again.

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