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Market Street

Market Street, San Francisco, CA (SoMa)
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Ranked #142 of 385 Attractions in San Francisco
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
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Owner 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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Reno, NV
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177 reviews 177 reviews
35 attraction reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Having grown up in the Bay Area, I've been to Market Street many times. Not usually by choice but necessity. I usually really try to avoid the area completely. For being the pride and main street of SF, they sure don't do much to keep it attractive to those who are not used to the stench of urine and poop... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We stayed at Ritz Carlton Club & Residences (the nicest rooms and best service we have ever had) at Market & Kearney. Great location. Close to Moscone Convention Center, many great resturants, and shopping. Westfield Mall has Nordstrom and Bloomingdales, there is also a Neiman Marcus Last-Call on Market. Got to experience the crowd associated with post World Series win.... More

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San Francisco
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I both live (near Castro) and work (in the Financial District) on Market Street. Thankfully these areas are much better than most of the miles long thoroughfare. To the west, Market Street is lined with mostly residential buildings and some mixed use business/residential. As you make your way east, it gets more and more congested with hotels, shopping, restaurants, and... More

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New Delhi, India
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

No tour of San Francisco is complete without a walk on market street. In Fact, u have to access it to reach several destinations. We extensively traveled through it during our week-long stay in SFO. The most fascinating part is between ferry building to castro. we saw spectacular buildings, famous landmarks and hopped on to cable cars from embarcadero and... More

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Calgary, Canada
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275 reviews 275 reviews
99 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Market Street is a long transportation street full of shopping, fast food, hotels and street life. Whether you feel safe or disgusted by what you see, this is reality in most large cities. We have travelled by foot, cab, bus and cable car over the years and really have never had any problems. Streets get crowded but with all walks... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Market street and the surrounding area is the place you want to be if you want to go shopping, start your cable journey, see all the famous landmarks and buildings you will probably remember from the big and small screen. In this aspect you can't go wrong and for these reasons its a must see.... so why have i rated... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 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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669 reviews 669 reviews
292 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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