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Address: Market Street, San Francisco, CA
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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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Cable Car

The cable car is and will remain the major attraction. All the cinema theatres are gone. Most of the eateries are chains. The place seems to have lost "their" soul.

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Eduardo D
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sydney
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sydney
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68 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The cable car is and will remain the major attraction. All the cinema theatres are gone. Most of the eateries are chains. The place seems to have lost "their" soul.

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ORLEANS
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

While I usually like to walk along the area, there is a lot of construction going on at this time that is really a total disturbance to the experience. The sidewalks, streets and storefronts are all involved and it's very disruptive. Wait to go there until the work is done!

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Port Townsend, Washington
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Don't miss Market Street if you go to the Bay Area. I grew up in this area of the world and you would not believe how much the Market Street area has been improved since I was a kid! Well worth a visit!

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Sosua, Dominican Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Truly a favorite city for me. San Francisco always bring back the greatest memories and when I am in the city, I always feel a great sense of beauty, elegance and excitement. Market Street divides the city and can drive you nuts if you get on it going the wrong direction. Watch for the traffic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Market Street is a must if you visit SF. It starts in front of the Ferry Building (one of my all time favorite places in SF) and it goes through several neighborhoods (such as Financial District and Union Square- another must see in SF). It is also where the Westfield Mall (5 story mall) and where alone you can easily... More 

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Fairfield, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Dirty, bustling, not a lot to see on Market, but "off Market" are many of the treasures of San Francisco.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Market Street is the focal point of the retail stores including the Westfield Mall. Probably the busiest street in the city.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Terrible parking, great shopping and nice buildings. art deco and better. can have a rear shopping experiance and also try some mexico style.

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Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This area has gone to hell. There are so many homeless people and their appearance and behavior is threatening. The street and surrounding area reeks of urine and marijuana. Trash is everywhere on the ground. It's a shame there are some nice hotels here but I don't think the patrons would feel comfortable walking around outside.

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Eagle Pass, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We have travelled to 27 countries and many, many major cities. This was the largest collection of homeless people we've ever seen! We stayed on Market Street because it was close to the Warfield Theatre (we were attending a Steven Wilson concert there). Honestly, during the encore, I started thinking about walking the 3 blocks back to our hotel at... More 

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