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Union Square

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San Francisco Shopping Districts, San Francisco, CA 94102
+1 415-391-2000
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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%
  • Poor3%
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San Francisco Shopping Districts, San Francisco, CA 94102
Union Square
+1 415-391-2000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is pretty much the centre of San Fran in terms of shopping. We really enjoyed the wide selection of stores. There's plenty of high end stores but also the likes of Ross dress for less and marshals. Lots of places to eat as well.

Thank Ianbb9
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved meandering in union square, a lot of different shops high end ones to boot. A lot of homeless people though s be careful.

Thank rgeulen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to relax, sip a coffee, have a sandwich, fix city site seeing tours and of course, do some good shopping. You can get a good feel about SF when you visit the square....the Market Square is a few hundred yards away. Feel...More

Thank Vijay K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I was researching neighborhoods to stay in while on vacation in San Francisco, the Union Square area kept coming up as a recommendation. I ended up booking a hotel a block from the square and I couldn't be happier with this location. The Union...More

Thank Rachael C
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and kids enjoyed shopping here. I cried the whole time. My poor credit care. Nice square with loads of shops surrounding it. Plenty of places to eat everywhere

Thank matjaz2002
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My teenagers enjoyed shopping here. Lots of nice stores. We had a late lunch at the Burger Bar on top of Macy's.

Thank darusjuarez
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice square with loads of shops surrounding it.plenty of places to eat everywhere.the square itself is not huge but there is plenty of space to sit and watch everything.

Thank david1892
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There's a mega Macy's departmental store at the iconic Union Square. Worth a visit. There's also an Apple store building opposite it.

Thank Megan Chow A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Union Square is a small park surrounded by high end shopping, hotels, restaurants and theaters in downtown San Francisco. Many people stop to take a picture here in front of the heart with the Golden Gate Bridge on it (I left my heart in San...More

Thank GoVols79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have loved San Fransisco what a shame union square so full of homeless people begging , many with what appears mental health issues , does nobody care about these poor people Totally spoils this lovely yet dirty city

1  Thank Mike I
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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Are there any moderately priced cafes or bars that you recommend? Thank you
March 11, 2017|
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Response from FormerCaliBoy | Reviewed this property |
Hello MariaGJS, I would suggest Sear's Fine Foods, it's an institution for good home cooked meals loved by locals and tourists alike. Also, known for their stack of small Swedish pancakes, but their other breakfast items... More
Denise T
We are staying at the Marker on Geary St. is this hotel in a safe area?
November 14, 2016|
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Response from Jencheltenham | Reviewed this property |
I think you just need to be sensible and careful especially if you are walking around alone
Any suggestions on good eats in or around union square?
May 27, 2015|
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Response from LaReSnowCat | Reviewed this property |
I ate some nice pizza, but there are some fancy restaurants indide the hotels that tou would like