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Union Square

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A shopper's paradise, this bustling square near the theater district has everything from upscale department stores and boutiques to discount houses. After a $25-million facelift in 2002, the cosmopolitan hub boasts a huge amphitheater, granite pedestals on which street entertainers perform and a tree and flower-lined environment in which to enjoy an espresso or an elegant meal.
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  • Average18%
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  • Terrible1%
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San Francisco Shopping Districts, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Reviewed yesterday

We went to Union Square just after Christmas, so all of the decorations were still up. IT was one of the best things I have seen - Chrismas wise - in a long time! It was stunning! Of course, my partner loved the shopping too!

Thank kdt217
Reviewed 2 days ago

Something fir everyone. So many shoos, from high end designer yo high street. Very busy, too busy fr me. Saw some drug use which I didn't like, but these people were keeping to themselves, didn't seem to be bothering anyone. If you like shopping you...More

1  Thank Jslovestotravel64
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful central part in San Francisco with interesting places to visit and comfortable hotels to stay at.

1  Thank aliciagarcia
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lots of high end shopping located all round the square and when I went a lovely art market set up selling paintings, photography and sculpture for a high but reasonable price. Great spot for people watching or to shelter from the rush of the city....More

1  Thank Chris J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice clean square, with quite a bit of seating. Not too many feral pigeons, and mercifully few, if any, homeless people. Surrounded by famous names like Macy's, Saks 5th Ave, and Tiffany's but also Victoria's Secret, housed in the Westin Hotel. Statue in the middle...More

Thank MadDocNI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been here many times and provided several reviews. On this visit, I came mostly to shop. The new Apple Store seems to have taken over. 2story open air complex is a sight to see if you care about Apple products. Otherwise, the noticeable activity...More

2  Thank Bacinac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lot of construction going on. Great meeting place though and the tatie in the middle stands out and is well maintained. Lots of construction going on though around the square. Hope it’s done soon

1  Thank Shdal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you take the Hyde and Powell cable car to this square you’ll likely be stranded due to huge lines. Check out the fine hotels and shops in the area. Especially the department stores at Christmas are a treat.

Thank TravelinSuz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We haven't visited San Francisco in over five years. We couldn't believe how the city has changed. We were looking forward to a quick breakfast in Union Square, but were quickly disappointed upon arrival. Not only Union Square, but overall the city is extremely dirty...More

1  Thank Moses1212
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Union square is the heart of the city, where people of San Francisco are going to meet frineds or take pics near the Heart in the square corner. Very clean and full o flower, you will be able to make also shopping in the shops...More

1  Thank Eugenio O
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Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army
in the Civil War, this grand square has become the
city's premier shopping and entertainment district
containing the largest number of upscale department
stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theaters in
the city. It's a large open area where tourists and
locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by,
enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and
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May 9, 2018|
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Response from natashaangeline | Reviewed this property |
All of the American coffee shops are not coffee made “premiumly” as it may say in the window. Half of these places don’t even know how to use their machines properly. I come from a coffee industry background.
April 6, 2018|
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Response from Tai Sheng G | Reviewed this property |
Sfo hotels are not cheap unless you stay far out. Union square is a good choice and convenience . They few boutique and smaller hotel .. try Nikko or Parc55.
January 1, 2018|
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Response from John T | Reviewed this property |
Your in a good spot there for Fisherman’s Wharf. You will need to walk to the bottom of the hill to get on the cable car but it’s only a few blocks from union square. Security is important in San Francisco as there are... More