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Address: Market Street, San Francisco, CA
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Description: Considered to be the Champs Elysees of the city, this grand street is...
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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An area of contrasts

Excellent shopping but far more homeless than when we last visited. Not pleasant to see the contrast between the expensive shops and the mentally ill left to fend for themselves... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent shopping but far more homeless than when we last visited. Not pleasant to see the contrast between the expensive shops and the mentally ill left to fend for themselves. Some good bargains to be got in the shops and good food outlets. Recommended

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

It is a nice stroll from the Powell and Hyde cable car station to the Ferry Building on Market street, showing you the best of big city San Francisco from premium shopping through the financial district to the gentrified Ferry building. If you have energy left, continue on Embarcadero to Pier 39.

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Dallas, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Stayed here for business. Horrible. The streets and completely full of homeless and unfortunates living on the street. About 30 to 60 every block. Its sad and unsafe. The entire area smells like a sewer. The homeless pee on the street and the entire area is like a scene from a zombie movie. The city desperately needs to do something.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Market Street is a major through road. I walked down it a few times because I parked my car at a long term car park not too far from the Ferry Building so I took a stroll from there back to my hotel. From the front of the Ferry Building you pass the Financial District, Union Square and end up... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I did not enjoy walking on Market St. Lots of homeless people, pee in everywhere, smells like a toilet

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My wife and I walked around Market Street several times during our recent eight-day stay in San Francisco. There are many things to do on Market Street. There were many homeless/beggars/panhandlers which was hard to ignore. Market Street is one of the city's major thoroughfares. It starts in front of the Ferry Building at the northeastern edge of the city... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Lots of shops, lots of tourists, lots of construction all this was just awesome. When we visited union square we really saw that SF was truly a tourist city

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Temecula, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

There are over 120 shops and restaurants on Market Street plus tons of business space so the area is always bumpin'. You can also check out their Farmer's Market on Tues., Thurs, & Sat.'s. Note that because this area is busy during the week when people are working so somethings close on the weekends. There is a Hyatt-Regency there as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

It's a good place to walk around spending money or just spending time (if you're waiting for some attraction close).

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We stayed at a hotel off of Market St and I will not make that mistake again. The street is so dirty, super crowed and taken over by homeless people. It is scary walking down the street because you are being asked for money the entire time. The majority of the homeless on Market have mental issues. It is very... More 

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Address: Market Street, San Francisco, CA
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South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighborhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighborhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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