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Market Street

Market Street, San Francisco, CA (SoMa)
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Ranked #128 of 377 Attractions in San Francisco
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Description: Considered to be the Champs Elysees of the city, this grand street is filled with shops, hotels, and, along the way, remarkable architecture.
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273 reviews 273 reviews
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you like to shop this area is for you, Westfield mall, very nice upscale mall, nordstrom rack, great discounts, Marshall's, the list goes on. Lots of restaurants, prices are expensive and reflected that you are in a large city, no different than New York, Paris, London, Rome.

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New York City, New York
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241 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We rarely go shopping on our trips but market street is a nice stroll especially because you get to see the old fashioned SF cable cars. Most big american retailers are represented here.

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Market Street is an extension of the Union Square/ CBD area. Lots of high end shopping, as well as spots to eat and a mix of commercial business. The Visitor Information Centre is located on Market Street (Tip - buy your transport passes here and avoid the queues for purchasing your cable car tickets!). Market Street is also a key... More

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Framlingham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Walked down Market St from Powell St Station on my first night here. Not a good intro to SF and a very sad indictment of how the US fails it's poor and unwell (those who oppose health care reform should be ashamed). Whilst I accept that all big cities have their homeless, the amount of them (and I mean hundreds)... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

These are the big important building of San Francisco there is one that is brown and very tall and the walls are zig-zaggy it is really beautiful.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Starting with the upmarket shopping around Westfield we walked up to the DLX skate shop neat the central freeway intersection. Gets quite down at heel around civic plaza and a little extra vigilance is needed. Soon turns around to a much more vibrant neighbourhood full of life. Worth the walk and it's easy to get back on the subway!

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Essex, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Lots of shops and restaurants and a shopping centre/ mall. Only downside is all the homeless people,they are harmless but they all ask for money.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

One of San Francisco's better streets, it offers so much whether it be people watching, shopping or eating and drinking - quite a long street so it covers most types of activities.

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New Delhi, India
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

To be honest I have seen big shopping malls and skyscraper, but seeing them all so close to each other and some of the building having great look. In total it was good experience just roaming around the place.

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Rescue, Ca.
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This area is a must for shoppers and for folks who enjoy good eats and drinks. You can walk it, but at night there can be some crazy characters around. Use caution.

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