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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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Among the longest streets in SF

As far as long streets go, market is one very central to SF. Depending on where you stay off Market St, the area can be trendy, business like, new yorkish, or just plain scary... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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97 reviews 97 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

As far as long streets go, market is one very central to SF. Depending on where you stay off Market St, the area can be trendy, business like, new yorkish, or just plain scary. Tenderloin is the scary part while financial area is the NY style and SOMA is the trendy. You can catch all modes of transit from Market... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at whitcomb hotel near the tenderloin area we did not feel safe in this area day time or night in fact we did not feel safe in our hotel and security was a joke we were too scared to go out at night as we got enough abuse from the druggies .drunks .and homeless people some with obvious... More 

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Mount Tamborine, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This busy street has many things to offer, I recall using the Tram / cable car which is a lot of fun, its a must visit when in San Francisco for sure as is Alkatraz Island.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We stayed near the opera house. To get to the cable car we needed to walk along market street, Tenderloin, to get there. The street stenches of urine, there's homeless everywhere in their make shift bedrooms, people hanging out in groups. We were approached for money and did not feel safe.

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Newburgh, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Very much like herald square/times square in manhattan, but a little more charming and WAY cleaner. very easy to get to from my hotel (taylor/o'farrell) lots of shopping, lots of bars & restaurants. stay along market if you are walking at night as well (esp alone ladies!)

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Western Australia, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

It was flat compared to the rest of San Fran. It was really long. It wasn't too crowded to walk up and down on.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

There are a lot of hotels, shops, and cafes around the street that is a kind of vertebra column of San Francisco. This atmosphere is lively, modern, young. Al lot of good streets crosses Market Street.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Shopping here is very good...Abercrombie,Juicy, Apple, etc. plus the shopping mall. At the end of the cable car too. Loads of interesting locals!!

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Fresno, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We didn't get to walk through everything but you can bet we will next time. Fantastic Mall, and other places to shop, close to union square, lots of resturants. Street vendors all around. Great attraction!

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I really enjoyed shopping on this street and the feeling that this was like the heart of the city. I almost didn't visit Market Street, but was glad that I did. It's really neat Union Square and Nob Hill, so it's convenient to visit from there.

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