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Address: Bordered by Powell, Stockton, Post and Geary Streets, San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone Number: 415 391 2000
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping, Drinking
Description: A shopper's paradise, this bustling square near the theater district has...
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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Enjoy a drink to unwind

We had a lovely sunny afternoon here relaxing after a big day in San Fran. If in the area worth a visit to the café/bar to unwind in the sun for the day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

If you enjoy staying within the city limits of excitement, nightlife, travel convenience and mostly shopping - than this is the area to stay when traveling to SF. We stayed in Union Square and we were able to access the cable cars right outside our hotel. Some of the major bus lines run here as well. There is great shopping.... More 

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Baltimore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Cool area to walk around and shop. Lot's of stores of varying sizes and scales, including a huge Westgate and Macy's. Lot's of restaurants and dining options. Lot's of people and tourists.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely sunny afternoon here relaxing after a big day in San Fran. If in the area worth a visit to the café/bar to unwind in the sun for the day.

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West Simsbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We stayed at the Westin Hotel in Union Square and was able to walk around the area. There was lots of shopping in the area in the Square itself had many different artists displaying their artwork for sale. It look like they were setting up for a concert later in the day as well. This is definitely one area to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

What a mess. We came in 2011 and it was much nicer. The construction spoils the atmosphere. We bought a coffee and sat in the square to people watch. You see all kinds and all races and all nationalities. Interesting. A good place to stop in the middle of the big smoke during a shopping or sightseeing day.

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King County, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Best shopping ever! Come here just for the shopping. I wouldn't want to drive through here. The lines for the cable cars require a patience I don't possess. The dressing/fitting room at Macy's took 20 minutes to get into today. The cafe's were all full. I

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White Sulphur Springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Went shopping at Macy's and the sales associate tending the Coach shoes was extremely helpful! Wished all sales associates are like him! There are a lot of shops to choose from and also lots of restaurants around. Loved shopping here!

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We chose a boutique hotel near Union Square based on prior experience. San Francisco is hilly and the main tourist centres are quite a distance apart. Thus it is essential to be closet the F-line trolley tram, cable cars, BART, Geary rapid transit and all hop on, hop off buses. The square itself is of low interest in summer, but... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

It was nice to experience union square, be prepared for a lot of walking. But you will come across several shops and restaurants. On some days they have an arts market set up in the middle.

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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I simply loved the union square. The energy at this place is incredible. And the shops... ahh... Burberry, Coach, LV, Prada,, you name it and they have it! The best way to explore the union square is on foot... There are some great cafes and bakeries too... Great place to hang out in the evening!

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Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theaters in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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