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Address: Market Street, San Francisco, CA

Considered to be the Champs Elysees of the city, this grand street is...

Considered to be the Champs Elysees of the city, this grand street is filled with shops, hotels, and, along the way, remarkable architecture.

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Bar none the best view of market street is at the Twin Towers. If you can pick a day in San Francisco when it's not windy (Ha Ha) then Twin peaks is your best bet. Check it out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Toronto, Canada
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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I booked a hotel on Market Street for 4 nights and wished I did not. There was a proliferation of homeless people on Market Street and I was approached for money a couple of times inside the train station. It was also uncomfortable as some of them obviously needed treatment as they were talking to themselves. It was a very... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bar none the best view of market street is at the Twin Towers. If you can pick a day in San Francisco when it's not windy (Ha Ha) then Twin peaks is your best bet. Check it out even if there's wind. This is a very surprising view.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Market St down near the Ferry Building and in the Financial District seemed fine. Lots of the major shops including the large Westfield Shopping Centre are on Market and also the Powell/Market Cable Car turnaround. We had a chat on our first night in SF with some police who were on a coffee break. They suggested tourists shouldn't venture beyond... More 

Thank SteveandSonya
Hagen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In Market street you have everything! You have the mall, a lot of different shops, dance centre, art institute, lstreet live music, acess to the metro and buses, etc. If you need anything just go to Market Street and you will find it. It is a very busy street specially for traffic. It has a beautiful fountain where you can... More 

Thank Emma19738
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Market Street is central to the Financial District of San Francisco. Here, you can shop at the enormous Westfield Mall or easily make your way over to Union Square. Walk towards the water, and you'll come face-to-face with the Ferry Building and tons of local foods. Like I said, Market Street is extremely central to the Financial District and has... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a main road in San Francisco. It leads you to many popular attractions. I recently stayed in an apt on Market. In order to go places, you'll most likely have to travel this way. This few mile stretch is by far the filthiest, most disgusting street. It is inhabited by homeless and mentally ill walking aimlessly. The stress... More 

Thank Laura S
Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Market Street. Market Street. This is the main road to get to where you want to go in the heart of the city. This street can easily be maneuvered and I would suggest using the classic street cars. My journey would be to walk around the Castro district then jump on the street car. From the Castro the street cars... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the main street in this city and I've never felt so uncomfortable in my life. This city has major problems that they don't seem to deal with. Every few steps you will pass a new mentally ill homeless person. Drug dealing is carried out openly by the homeys on the street corners. Where are the police?? Dump!

Thank Paul B
Columbia, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visitors need to include Market Street on their itinerary if they want to experience San Francisco in all its principal facets. Our recent visit, like all those before, was just a drive-through with a lot of rubber necking. As other reviewers have pointed out, Market Street’s steep hills can be a formidable problem for people with mobility issues.

Thank Citallwic
Larkspur, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

You have to love SF for being such an awesome walking city. You can walk around this city all day long and discover some great finds from restaurants, to shops to businesses you never knew existed. Market Street has it all. It is the main artery that separates the Financial District from SOMA (South Of Market Street). If you start... More 

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