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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: Shopping, City walk sightseeing, 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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Safe, friendly, picturesque

Union Square is a nice and safe area of the city, and I have walked around there alone, as well as with a group, at different hours of the day. The shops are beautiful, as is the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Union Square is a nice and safe area of the city, and I have walked around there alone, as well as with a group, at different hours of the day. The shops are beautiful, as is the park area. The architecture is also inspiring, and this a great spot for taking breathtaking pictures.

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Union Square is effectively the center of San Francisco. Its vibrant all day and most of the night. It's a safe place to see the city lights to hear the sounds of San Francisco. If you don't read up on some of the history of Union Square it might just seem like your average shopping district. But it's really a... More 

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strasburg, VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

lots of shops. They are not open late. I was hoping for a better selection for atheletic wear for my daughter but they did not have a great selection at all. I did enjoy all the stores in walking distance.

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We loved the central location and felt very safe. It was easy to walk to public transportation, shopping, Chinatown, and restaurants. Union Square had a lot of tents with local artists set up that was cool to look at. The lines for the historic cable cars were always way too long though at the end points. Try to catch them... More 

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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

A really good spot to be at the centre of everything. There's Macy's, with Tiffany's, the Cheesecake Factory, and you're just around the corner form the theatre district, bars, restaurants, hotels and the best breakfast in town at Dottie's. We stayed at a hotel on Union Square and found it great for access everywhere. The square itself is a little... More 

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Navarre, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

San Francisco's main shopping quarter. Enjoy the ice skating rink in the winter months. Lots of great shopping and people watching.

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Chandigarh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

if you are in SF, this is the place to shop. When we visited it, there was special sale of July 4 going on. Good discounts on branded stuff. You have plenty of restaurants and cuisines to choose from. My hotel grand Hyatt was situated just near it, so it was very convenient to shop around whole day.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

You can shop all day long here, & I would recommend the indoor mall here for that. But walking around on the street is not so much fun. We saw several arrests, & we were really surprised at the amount of panhandling in this part of town. I lost count of how many times we were approached for money. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Central hub of San Francisco subway and coffe shops. We enjoyed an art gallery whilst we were there. Lovely to sit back and watch the hustle and busted of San Fran

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is our first trip to SF. We stayed for 6 days and are having a blast so far. There is a walgreens not too far from our hotel so we buy the fruit platter and we take it to union square to eat (instead of bringing it back to the room). Unfortunately this city has A LOT of poverty... More 

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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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