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“Great Park to people watch” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Washington Square

Washington Square
Union Street and Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133 (North Beach)
415 831 2700
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San Francisco Crooked Street Advanced Segway Tour
Ranked #100 of 317 Attractions in San Francisco
Type: Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Martial arts, Dining
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San Francisco
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“Great Park to people watch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Great park to watch people; Old Italians playing Bochi ball, Elder Asians doing Ti Che, kids, family's
hipsters, etc, Surrounded by many EXCELLENT restaurants: Original Joe's, Mama's, Or go to
Victoria's Bakery and get some EXCELLENT Italian pastry and coffee and sit in the park and watch the world go by. Some many restaurants with 2 blocks to choice from.

Visited September 2012
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Fort Worth, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“So beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We loved our time hanging out at the park at Washington Square! What a beautiful place to experience the laid back style of SF. Great restaurants around and loved the elderly Chinese women doing Tia Chi in the park. Could sit here for hours.

Visited March 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Nice green oasis in the middle of the SF”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

My favorite brake spot btw downtown SF and Fisherman's W.
The entire park is a great ,green outdoor spot to have a coffee at one of its benches, and on a warm day, picnic is a nice option too. Great spot to relax and spent some idle time.

Next to it is a beautiful St. Peters and Pauls cathedral/church with the statue of the smaller replica of Micelangelo's masterpiece "Pieta" inside. Although a historic spot this church is also known by many as the wedding spot of the movie star Marilyn Monroe and baseball player Joe DiMaggio.

For falks with kids - there is a tiny playground with the swings underneath the pine trees and slides in the sandy area. Public bathrooms on the spot.

Awareness for the personal belongings is recommended.

Visited February 2013
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San Francisco, California
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“The Beating Heart of the City”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

This little square in North Beach has somehow kept its cool through all the years of tourism, development, and urban crushing. Mentioned occasionally by the poets and writers of San Francisco, filled with locals taking the sun and exercising their little dogs, pretyy and green and surrounded by restaurants (some of which are very good). Nice place to start a walk through this famous neighborhood.

Visited January 2013
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Lake Forest, California
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“Nothing Much”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Not much there except for Mama's on the corner. Other than that just some grass and a church. Big whoop!

Visited September 2012
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