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Union Square

Address: Bordered by Powell, Stockton, Post and Geary Streets, San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone Number: 415 391 2000
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Type: Neighborhoods, Shops, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Shopping & Fashion, Sights & Landmarks, Other
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, Shopping & Fashion, Sights & Landmarks, Other
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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Fort Campbell, Kentucky
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83 reviews 83 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

we love san francisco. i love union square especially because theres a little area i cant quite remember ( went there at night) but it has a waterfall. thats where my husband asked me to marry him. at the time it was christmas time and it was magical. the square was filled with christmas shoppers on every corner there was... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Fantastic place to start your shopping mission or grab a cable car or an open top bus tour. Beautiful square to while away an hour or so (if you can cope with the volumes of people meeting up & wandering through!) surrounded by a wide array of shops from tiffany&co to Macy's there is something for everyone.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

It was bizarre, we went there and everyone was wearing a suit. It was like a flock of businessmen had arrived and were just standing in the square and taking. Was interesting but we felt out of place not wearing business clothes! Also a homeless guy told us a terrible metaphysical poem for $1

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Rancho Murieta, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Something for everyone! Especially like the Urban Outfitters store and Burger Bar inside of Macys (alcoholic milkshakes and great nighttime views of the square at Christmas).

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Redwood City, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is where the mall is. Basically that's how I think of Union square. But when I was there they also had ice skating so that was fun. Took the cable car there. It was fun.

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Chicago
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I spent quite a bit of time traveling to San Francisco for business and always found Union Square to be a relatively safe environment for a single woman traveling alone to spend the evenings. You have your choice of shopping and restaurants as well as seasonal events in the square. Shopping choices scale from H&M to Saks. Suggest you check... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This area is an upper class area but you can find deals all the time. From shopping, to food to hotels! They always have something going on here, many shopping stores, resturants, bars, sports clubs and hotels all around. From the famous SF Painted Hearts, Ice Rink, Live Music etc

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Tons of shopping in the area. But very crowded. I think anyone would be impressed with the amount of shopping in just a few block radius.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Skating rink, Christmas decorations and music and nice crowds is what we found during our visit. A must see.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Union Square is the central attraction in downtown San Francisco. It is in the middle of everything that you want and or need. It is in front of one of main entrances to my favorite Macy´s store, various hotels and other top stores and boutiques. The Apple store, various restaurants, Bart, and the cable car stop are all within walking... More 

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