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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 #59 of 374 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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212 reviews 212 reviews
115 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I love the energy of Union Square. We usually stay in this area, mostly because my wife and I love to shop. There are many high end stores, but also some chain stores with awesome sales. Great restaurants are scattered throughout the area, and it seems like there is always something going on the square. This is the heart of... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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207 reviews 207 reviews
93 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Union Square is an upscale area in beautiful San Francisco. It holds many shopping & dining opportunity for locals & tourist.

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Rescue, Ca.
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46 reviews 46 reviews
36 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A bunch of us went here after dinner one evening a few days before Christmas and had a blast. Plenty of things to see, eat and drink. Everyone was in the Christmas Spirit. (In more ways that one!) If you're a shopper this is the place to go in San Francisco.

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Streamwood, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Stay at the St. Francis hotel, it's across the street from here. And during the day you can just sit in the park and watch the people or the cable cars. There are food venders and cafés also around the park as well as lots of stores, Macys, SAks, and Niemans to names few. A delightful place to be. Yes,... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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40 reviews 40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I love Union Square - it is my go to place in SF. From the TKTS theatre booth (DO check the opening times) to the swanky Italian coffee place, to the high end shops lining the square, the "events" held at the square, to the-place-in-the-sun setting. The sounds of cable cars, hubbub of excited tourists, the whine of panhandlers being... More

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Kingston, Saint Andrew, Jamaica
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70 reviews 70 reviews
11 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stayed just two blocks from the square, and it is a square everything is connected to and close to Union Square, we would get somewhere and say 'wow was it that close'. The shopping is excellent. Every possible store and then some. Great eats all around. You can go to some floors in Macy's and sit and eat and... More

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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Best shopping ever, Macys is the love of my life. Would certainly go back in an instant, despite the cold in the middle of summer!

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Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

An abundance of stores! If you like fabric and notions go to Bixton's Fabric. Eat at Nordstrom's. Delicious and great service.

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews 76 reviews
39 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I wouldn't put this place at the top or really anywhere near the top of places to see in San Fran, there are just too many other good ones. We did however find time in our busy schedule to stop here an have lunch. If you loves Macys it has about 6 floors of awesome, exspensive but awesome!! There are... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Our hotel was right down the street so we walked by it a few times. Not much to see really, but if you are there to shop, then all of the stores you will be looking for are in the area. Other than that I would personally recommend spending your time somewhere else.

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