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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 #57 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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Provo
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208 reviews 208 reviews
54 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Union Square is in the heart of the shopping area in San Francisco and it seems like there is always something going on there. We stopped while visiting recently and it was nice because it's close to hotels and restaurants.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

LOVE Union Square.. Located in the heart of San Francisco. Plenty of shopping, restaurants & hotels. This is the place to be if you like to shop or just hang out and walk around with the hustle and bustle of other people. The boy and I walked around this area the night we arrived, unfortunately, a lot of the shops... More

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Sydney, Australia
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2,149 reviews 2,149 reviews
733 attraction reviews
810 helpful votes 810 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Had choices of hotel but stayed at Westin St. Francis because of proximity to Union Square - it never fails to appeal to me. On one hand, it is just a park but it still seems to have some magical appeal - just love the hustle and bustle and energy of the people there - love the shopping that borders... More

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Oshawa, Canada
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110 reviews 110 reviews
37 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This seems to be the place to be. Nice park surrounded by stores, restaurants, cable cars and high energy. Plan a day around the area.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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224 reviews 224 reviews
120 attraction reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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213 reviews 213 reviews
97 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 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
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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71 reviews 71 reviews
11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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