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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 #61 of 377 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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New York City, New York
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465 reviews 465 reviews
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Union square has evolved over the years. There is a great farmers market on most days. Lots of entertainment. A wonderful new playground and lots going on around union square. Some days you will see street entertainers. Other days random groups playing chess. It has over time become an extension of Washington square park in terms of street entertainment unique... More

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Miami, Florida, USA
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Union Square is the center of shopping (and festivities in December...) Macy's, Nordstrom, Gap, Apple...& many more all are here. A HUGE Christmas tree takes center stage with lots of events, music etc. Like the rest of SFO, we found Union Square to be a fun, busy place but it can get really crowded. We found security to be good... More

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Union Square is the heart of San Francisco, now being the commercial center of the city. This Place has number of leading stores, Departmental Stores,Boutiques, restaurants, Hotels, Theaters and Bars,.Also has night clubs, cocktails and fun activities. It continues to serve as a stage for gatherings of all types. Union Square is bordered by Geary, Powell, Post and Stockton streets.... More

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Woodland Hills, CA
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34 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Walking/ trollying along Powell street is so much fun, especially if you like shopping, people watching, and spending $$. Pop into a nice hotel for a drink and a view from a top floor (and rest your legs too). There are some nice retail shops along Sutter as well. There is a homeless problem all over the city, especially Union... More

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Mamou, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Plenty of fine eating also. Homeless make things a little uncomfortable in the evenings. It is a shame.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My sister and I sat and had some coffee at Emporio Rulli in the middle of Union Square. It was definitely worth our time. We enjoyed the people watching, the view and the great coffee. While we did not do any shopping, Union Square seemed to have any store one could want to visit, especially high end.

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

We have visited San Francisco many times and always stay in union square. The westin st. Francis amazing hotel. Westfield mall, Macy's, nordstrom rack, Marshall's, and all the restaurants. Eat at the diners, best place for breakfast. If you like to shop thus is the best area. The Bart station is below Westfield Mall and easy to get to airport.... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

Great location to people watch and sightsee. Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue, etc. in the area make it worthwhile to visit. Union Square itself is very pretty especially during Thanksgiving and Christmas time. Do not miss the tree lighting ceremony on the Friday/Saturday after Thanksgiving. Try to park in the garage under Union Square or 3 to 4 blocks away. Restaurants... More

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Solihull, UK
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

In San Francisco this is where it's all happening - it's filled with shops after shops after shops Directly in Union Square there is a open area with Palm trees and places to "watch the city" go by - all the major convenience stores are in this area Make sure you visit the Westfield shopping centre which is just off... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The heart of SF and appears to be where everyone is at. The streets particularly around the cable car turntable are packed throughout the day. Worth a visit but and a fair bit of shopping and restaurants around but will soon find yourself wanting to go somewhere quieter!

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