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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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San Francisco Shopping Districts, San Francisco, CA 94102
Union Square
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Reviewed August 7, 2015

Planning attractions I wanted to see, TripAdvisor had about 1,100 reviews for square, or park. That made it a must-see site. Since my hotel was on Geary, it was only a few blocks to learn what the hullabaloo was all about. I would have walked...More

1  Thank DeanMurphy2020
Reviewed August 6, 2015

Union Square is supposed to be one of the toniest sites in the City. Surrounded by nice hotels and designer shops, it should be nice, really nice. Ignoring the construction on the new BART station, the place is a disaster plagued by homeless people who...More

5  Thank AmyDakar
Reviewed August 4, 2015

If you are into shopping, then this is the place to be. So many branded and common brand boutiques/shops lined the Union Square area. In Dec, they have ice skating on the square itself.

Thank GrOmit-y
Reviewed August 3, 2015

So much going on here at all times, perfect for shopping or spending a lot of time window shopping, like we did haha. Plenty food options too!

1  Thank SeemalKarthik
Reviewed August 1, 2015

We had to pass by Union Square many times to take the BART and every time it was a bad experience. There are shops around the square but lots of homeless people and it was so dirty. I even saw people doing drug injections right...More

3  Thank acoutlee
Reviewed July 31, 2015

Don't get me wrong, we enjoyed our visit to this area immensely. Big shops Macys Naiman Marcus Tiffany etc. Even in the midst of building work we could sit in the square and enjoy a coffee with a degree of tranquility for a city center...More

1  Thank cardinal999
Reviewed July 29, 2015

Sitting on a bench in union square listening to the traffic go by and watching people walk by or walk around do some shopping and end it with eating at the cheesecake factory (try to get a balcony table)

1  Thank YasmineZikry
Reviewed July 28, 2015

Too many things happening at the same time. A little overwhelming, but a good place to start several tours by the city either by bus or walking.

1  Thank Carlos R
Reviewed July 28, 2015

A must see huge market place in San Francisco. You get to shop for anything from a headphone to DSLRs, and on up to curved TVs. But one need to bargain, because the first quotes will be invariably high. The Square per se has a...More

1  Thank rcblr1947
Reviewed July 28, 2015

Union Square in San Francisco is where you can find all of the high end shops and its a cross roads for pretty much anyone who's in on vacation. The Neiman Marcus store has a beautiful entry and a gorgeous glass dome as you walk...More

2  Thank mikey3600
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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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
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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
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