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Union Square

Opens in 9 min: 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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...More
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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San Francisco Shopping Districts, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Union Square is a central location in San francisco for tourists to gather and see the hustle and bustle of the city, you get so many things to catch from union square, you can take the tram ride which is a must for a tourist,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have not been the US for a while (3 years). It changed a lot. I heard about “tent community” that a lot of people don’t have a place to live. While Union Square is still a busy business area with all nice shopping and dining,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a spot to just relax and soak in some sun. They do have some food options in the square and high end shopping all around the square. They had a very nice art show on Friday with a nice mix of artist. The...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank bmwdiscman
Reviewed 1 week ago

Union Square is a Shop to You Drop Teenage Paradise! We took the Hyde & Beach Cable Car from Fisherman's Wharf to Union Square and spent hours walking from store to store. They loved it!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank DadMom2Teens
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You’ll never get enough of Union Square, it’s amazing! The window shopping is packed with all kinds of people. We like to check out the vibrant atmosphere, you never know what happens on any day! The shopping is great, nice clerks, and they are dressed...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lot of options for shopping and eating. Very vibrant with hustle and bustle. Hop on hop off buses start from here as well.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The biggest problem of big cities in USA seems to be homeless people going around and it is scary to cross them when you are with kids! They can be crazy sometimes! That’s the only negative about the place, else pretty happening!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed June 11, 2019 via mobile

Nice to take it all in. The square is surrounded by some great shops. Worth having a look & a bit of window shopping

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank lasqueezee
Reviewed June 9, 2019

One of the places to visit, but spend time in the shopping area and wonderful coffee shops, the street is huge, and well worth walking from end to end.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank P44cka
Reviewed May 23, 2019 via mobile

Unfortunately the homeless situation is really bad and very evident when you walk around. I’m not talking about one or two, they are everywhere and some are in bad shape. The is especially true in market street. The area does has some grand and beautiful...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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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 agoh69 | 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 johnthetempest | 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