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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 #58 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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Singapore, Singapore
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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Lots of shops along the streets and lots of food inside westfield shopping center. Good way to end our holiday in sfo.

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Eureka, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The flow of so many wonderful languages was beautiful. Lots of great shopping for all ages. Great cafes, tasty treats and plenty of coffee choices without Jonesing for Starbucks!!!

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed Union Square and are glad we stayed so close! Our hotel was nearby so we were constantly walking through the square stopping for an evening concert, a coffee or renting bikes. The square is surrounded by exquisite shopping (where we completely blew our shopping budget but felt we got some great deals). A great cultural hub near... More

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Oakland, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

My favorite area to be in, will definitely book a hotel in this area if I ever go back. Lots to do, not just shopping. Don't miss the Nike store if you have a teenager and the newly opened Christian Louboutin store! Lots of entertaining people watching too.

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Cologne, Germany
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90 reviews 90 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I like to ge there because to me it's a bit like the heart of the city when you go shopping... You can have a nice break there, drink a coffee and watch all the people strolling by. I like the hearts on the place and sitting on the steps in the sun is always a pleasure.

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Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

A great place to shop and walk around however I would steer clear of the bus stops! I was waiting at a bus stop but decided to spend the extra and get a taxi because I found the homeless people that seem to always sit around at the bus stops are off their heads on crack and are very abusive... More

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Oakmont, Pennsylvania
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135 reviews 135 reviews
40 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Union Square itself is a rather small plaza with a few artists, eating places, and bus stops for the many hop on-hop off tour busses, but the area around it is full of hotel choices, restaurants, upscale shopping and transportation links (cable car, streetcar, rental drop offs, BART station.) Chinatown is a hop, skip and jump away. I would highly... More

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saltburn by the sea
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Lots of things to do. In the area but the main thing is shopping disliked crowds and queues for buses

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Framlingham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

There's nothing at Union Square worth talking about. Sure there are plenty of shops, but we have those where I come from too. No culture or history or architecture of any real note. Just a lot of tourists milling around and homeless people.

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Fremont, California
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713 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Union Square is one of the biggest tourist areas in San Francisco. It is also a center for homeless - which given California weather, is a place they like to come to. Union Square used to be a special shopping center; a place where one would come to San Francisco because its San Francisco. I enjoyed shopping in the area... More

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