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Address: Market Street, San Francisco, CA
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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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Main street, take care

Main street running through San Francsisco. Lots of retail options, but also need to be careful as there are lots of homeless people and also scammers.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Nomad422
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Main street running through San Francsisco. Lots of retail options, but also need to be careful as there are lots of homeless people and also scammers.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good place to take pictures of the cable cars. It is also good to walk around and stop for something to eat.

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Thank Autumn M
Johnson City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

I love San Francisco all around. Great place to walk and shop and eat. Very unique and not for the faint hearted. Lots of up and down hill walking (which I love)

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Thank tammycarter2016
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

This is still a place to come and shop at individual market stalls. Some of the items are a bit on the expensive side, but it's nice if you're a shopper.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

There is a long street full of small and big shops. There are so many tall buildings, it does not look like classic san francisco when compared to other parts of the city. There is nothing special.

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Thank Semih A
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Our hotel was on Market Street near Civic Center and the whole area is terrible. The homeless population is out of control. The street smelled like urine and marijuana. I also saw several people shooting what appeared to be heroin.

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Gilroy, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

The beauty of Market street is how it changes from local neighborhoods at the top like twin peaks, Cole valley and the Castro down past the Civic Center and Davies Hall, past the shopping mecca of Union square, past the nitty gritty shops between 3rd and 1st streets, then opens up to the embarcadero.

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Thank Norma W
Redondo Beach, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

This was my first visit to San Fran and I was hugely disappointed, almost depressed seeing some of the "sights" up and down Market Street. It was dirty, smell of urine in the air (I was told it is legal to urinate in public) not sure if that's true or not, but with the huge homeless population, I don't understand... More 

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Thank Andrea D
San Andreas, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Watch out for parking lot scams and fraudulant parking attendants. Only offer to pay for parking with a credit card. If someone says they will not take a credit card they may be a parking fraud scammer. I was having trouble finding parking and a gentleman in a uniform waved me into a bank parking lot on a Sunday. He... More 

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Thank Bonnie1California
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

There are shops around here but also see homeless around here too. The market street is lively with people in & out.

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Thank joanadventure

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