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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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Still market stalls

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank QuickWhitTravel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Semih A
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Norma W
Redondo Beach, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Andrea D
San Andreas, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Bonnie1California
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank joanadventure
chester le street
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

By far the biggest disappointment of visiting SF, the place was besieged by down and outs, and beggers, have no problem with that, but this was on an massive level, and, they become aggressive if you do not play ball. Street has plenty of shops etc..., bit of building work going on, but the walk down to the piers, was... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

I love the vibe on this street people everywhere jus talking and going about there own business the homeless are there but it's OK no one seems to care and it's just a cool street to stroll down.

Thank 2cherie
Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

A good continuation of Union Square shopping area. Wide street unlike the rest of San Francisco streets and wide walkways as well. Multitude of shops including a huge Westfield mall. Very animated but a lot of homeless and weird people as well.

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