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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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Great shopping street

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Gorettikid
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Dublin, Ireland
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108 reviews 108 reviews
35 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Market street crosses the whole city, perhaps the most important shopping centers are in that location. The public transportation throughout market street is great, Muni, Bart, the train above ground. It's where Westfield shopping center is around 3rd 4th street.

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Dublin, Ireland
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168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
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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Kent, Ohio
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117 reviews 117 reviews
43 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Every major city has a traditional shopping district, and the intersection of Market and Union is San Francisco's. The whole range of retailers are present, including upscale department stores such as Saks and Bloomingdales, more midscale such as Gap, and of course, an Apple Store. The iconic trolley has a boarding station there (be prepared to wait), and a metro... More 

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Crestline, California
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28 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

A Huge main thoroughfare that cuts right through the city. And an iconic Street Car, from The Castro-Fisherman's Wharf. A Mix of unique servvices: Banks, Internet-oriented businesses,office buildings. Upscale shopping centers. And unfortunately a huge population of vagrants; which are either mentally distrubed/chemically dependant (or both) But the key is : IGNORE! and not not engage, in conversation or otherwise!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
71 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

This is the main through fare in SF and has every shop you could possibly want. As there are a lot of tourists here there is an unprecedented amount of beggars outside every door. The recent introduction of free wifi along the entire length of Market Street and many of the parks around the city comes in really handy.

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Lancaster, California
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190 reviews 190 reviews
57 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We went on a driving tour of San Francisco and Market Street was on the tour. It looked like a lot of tall buildings and Starbucks.

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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

When I was applying for FIDM in SF, I was always having to come from Sacramento and spend the day until my meetings with my advisor late in the afternoon, leaving me to stroll Market Street for hours on end. Now after two years, I've found all the gems on Market, including great clothing stores like Old Navy, Levi Strauss,... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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82 reviews 82 reviews
43 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I attended a 2 day conference in Market Street, so after the conference was done I walked up and down market street. I found a Converse shoe concept store and bought some custom painted shoes for myself. There were loads of big brand shops, if I had more money with me I would have probably spent it! Market street is... More 

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Houston, Texas
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We stayed at the Grand Hyatt at Fisherman's Wharf. Great location. Close to Fisherman's Wharf and piers.

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mt pleasant, wi
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43 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Having lived in SF some 30 years ago and visiting the City just last week, there are some changes noted. The City is still hustling (in more ways than one!), and bustling. I walked along Market Street from Powell toward the Financial District. I didn't think it was that bad. Yes, there are the homeless but this is SF which... More 

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