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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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A shopper's paradise, this bustling square near the theater district...

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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Beautiful Over The Holidays

They do a great job of making this space festive over the holidays. They have a huge, beautiful tree lit up and a skating rink. However a heads up that the skating is done with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Amy R
Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada

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Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

They do a great job of making this space festive over the holidays. They have a huge, beautiful tree lit up and a skating rink. However a heads up that the skating is done with tickets for a specific hour and a half time slot so you're best to pre purchase your tickets for the time you want as you... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The square itself is interesting with great architecture to look at. Some of the streets nearby are under construction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you get the chance visit Union Square during the Christmas Holidays when it is beautifully decorated and you won't be disappointed. It's a winter wonderland with years of tradition.

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Paranaque, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This time of the year, the square has a Christmas tree set up plus an ice skating rink. Love that you can hang out, have coffee and use their free wifi. Around the square are shopping malls, main one would be Macy's.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you plan luxury shopping then go there, its like the Manhattan of NYC. Nice places to eat and shop. You can even seat on a coffee shop very nice place an pay 15 dollars for a cup of coffee but you surely enjoy the view of all people walking and taking pictures. enough 2 hours there. Always too crowd... More 

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Aliso Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Union Square is the epicenter of shopping & culture in San Francisco. It's a few blocks from the Apple store, Burberry, Prada, and Sephora. It's right next to Macys, Victoria's Secret, Tiffany & Co. and Niketown. It's also surrounded by art galleries, fabulous restaurants, and theaters. There are steps to sit on, people to see, places to rest your soul.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Union square is a great location because there is every kind of shopping right there (everything from Macy's, Nieman Marcus, really high-end places that I'd never go to, and discount places too. All the teen-friendly stores like Aeropostale, American Eagle, Nike, etc stores were close too). There is a stop right there to take the cable car anywhere (or a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the Hyatt at Union Square so had plenty of time to explore the area. It is a little centre in its own right with Macy’s a major stop for all the hop on hop off bus tours. The trams scoot straight past. Westfield and the Apple store are a very short walk away. Plenty of restaurants and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was there while they were getting ready to decorate for X-Mas. The tree came and the ice rink was splashed with Water getting ready for some skating. Lot of people here - beside the X-mas tree and ice rink you will see nice flowers on the bushes in bloom.. Good place to sit and get some coffee and Danish... More 

Thank OCDane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the cable car to Union Square and did some shopping. High end shops in this area. Gucci, Burberry, Louie V, Prada, and the list just keeps going. You name it and it is here.

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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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