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Washington Square

Union Street and Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133 (North Beach)
415 831 2700
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Ranked #114 of 377 Attractions in San Francisco
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Parks
Activities: Martial arts, Dining
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English first
San Francisco, CA
Top Contributor
246 reviews 246 reviews
103 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

So much of the neighborhood comes through this park, grannies with their charges, nannies, young couples, singles, dogs, squirrels, and lots of birds. A melange of cultures are present, the Italian and the Chinese mixing with the tourists and locals. Lots of great places to eat around here, so much to see and do. Walk around the park, take it... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I was staying at a friends place in North Beach on my last trip and Washington Square was 5 mins away so every morning, on my way out to explore, I would grab a coffee from Cafe Divine and sit in the park to enjoy the blue skies, great weather, fresh air and the gorgeous scenery. The area is full... More

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US
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160 reviews 160 reviews
42 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Although many of the Chinese/American women I spoke to in the square say they don't speak English I was able to learn that they practice Tai Chi here every day between 7 and 9 am. And they've been doing it for forty years. They practice Yang style. First they do 24 movements, then 48 movements and then 24 again. After... More

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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
38 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I encountered this square while I am heading toward the bay. People are enjoying the morning exercising in the fresh air, jogging and walking. Nearby, a large church with resembles the Duomo of Milano which adds a fantastic view to the area. Nearby there is Mama's restaurant which is one of the best for breakfast.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

We grabbed a couple of coffees from a shop nearby & spent an hour or so just relaxing in this park. It was a glorious sunny warm day. What better way to get away from the bustle of the streets.

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Purley, England, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
52 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

If you hand around here long enough you will see a lot of dogs in the park being walked and Mama's restaurant is here. Go to mamas for breakfast! Random Chinese women practice Tai Chi or shout out for no reason and sometimes homeless people will ask for you very specific amounts like wanting 6.42 cents to complete for a... More

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NE USA
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225 reviews 225 reviews
93 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Lovely park that is enjoyed by many on the Saturday morning we were there. We walked through on our way to Cafe Divine (highly recommend!) on the corner of Stockton & Union. There were three separate groups of people throughout the park doing Tai Chi and Chi Gong exercises.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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280 attraction reviews
247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We visited on a gloriously sunny 1st December day. There was a pop up art market on the green, a Little Italy walking tour just starting out and a substantial group of ladies practicing Tai Chi in front of the Sts. Peter and Paul Church. Nearby there is a huge variety of excellent Cafés, restaurants and coffee shops that you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

Nice little park with dogs running around and people walking around. Beautiful view of the church. Very cool architecture. There were a few bums in the park but they didn't bother us.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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49 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We caught the bus to the Coit tower on the corner where this park is located. There were artist's in the park showing their paintings. It has a huge grass area for sitting/laying and lots of benches. Great place to just relax during a break of walking around the city.

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