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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 #58 of 377 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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Bucharest, Romania
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144 reviews 144 reviews
32 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Hop on, hop off, shops, people, cable car, monuments, all in one place. A terrific starting point for visits!

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Franklin, Tennessee
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1,207 reviews 1,207 reviews
285 attraction reviews
400 helpful votes 400 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I was staying at the Westin Saint Francis for the week and hung out around the Union Square park and area..the prices are simply outrageous for everyday type of stuff. I went to a local diner for a greasy spoon eggs ,sausage and toast with coffee and it costs $23. Just one example.there are great places to shop and chill.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Lots of shops along the streets and lots of food inside westfield shopping center. Good way to end our holiday in sfo.

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Eureka, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The flow of so many wonderful languages was beautiful. Lots of great shopping for all ages. Great cafes, tasty treats and plenty of coffee choices without Jonesing for Starbucks!!!

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed Union Square and are glad we stayed so close! Our hotel was nearby so we were constantly walking through the square stopping for an evening concert, a coffee or renting bikes. The square is surrounded by exquisite shopping (where we completely blew our shopping budget but felt we got some great deals). A great cultural hub near... More

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Oakland, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

My favorite area to be in, will definitely book a hotel in this area if I ever go back. Lots to do, not just shopping. Don't miss the Nike store if you have a teenager and the newly opened Christian Louboutin store! Lots of entertaining people watching too.

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Cologne, Germany
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90 reviews 90 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I like to ge there because to me it's a bit like the heart of the city when you go shopping... You can have a nice break there, drink a coffee and watch all the people strolling by. I like the hearts on the place and sitting on the steps in the sun is always a pleasure.

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Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A great place to shop and walk around however I would steer clear of the bus stops! I was waiting at a bus stop but decided to spend the extra and get a taxi because I found the homeless people that seem to always sit around at the bus stops are off their heads on crack and are very abusive... More

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Oakmont, Pennsylvania
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135 reviews 135 reviews
40 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Union Square itself is a rather small plaza with a few artists, eating places, and bus stops for the many hop on-hop off tour busses, but the area around it is full of hotel choices, restaurants, upscale shopping and transportation links (cable car, streetcar, rental drop offs, BART station.) Chinatown is a hop, skip and jump away. I would highly... More

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saltburn by the sea
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Lots of things to do. In the area but the main thing is shopping disliked crowds and queues for buses

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