We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Tour
More Info
and up
The Summer of Love Magic Bus Experience
More Info
and up
San Francisco Fire Engine Holiday Lights Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 428 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 52
  • 81
    Very good
  • 53
  • 23
  • 22
Shopping, high rises and homeless

This is the longest SF street, but for a tourist not that interesting. We walked it from Union Sq to Ferry terminal marketplace. It has many shops and department houses around... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Belgrade, Serbia
Add Photo Write a Review

428 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 231: English reviews
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
1,025 reviews
381 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes, a mall. Yes, discount retailers. Yes, chain stores. Yes, throngs of tourists. Yes, homeless people. Yes, restaurants. Yes, traffic and hubbub and where you can find entertainment for the eyes as you stroll and shop.

Thank PlatinumHoney
San Francisco
Level Contributor
1,122 reviews
502 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Market Street is the center of San Francisco, but it's overrun with profoundly mentally ill vagrants. It's not uncommon to see a person lying in a pool or urine or vomit. I've even stumbled onto people defecating right on the street in front of Starbucks. f Market Street should be San Francisco's best. It's gives access to the best places... More 

Thank 7268
Belgrade, Serbia
Level Contributor
1,070 reviews
914 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 702 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the longest SF street, but for a tourist not that interesting. We walked it from Union Sq to Ferry terminal marketplace. It has many shops and department houses around Union Sq, followed by office high rises, but problem are the homeless along the way, being annoying sometimes.

Thank B1714D
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Have been to San Francisco 4 times in the last 20 years enjoyed the first 3 but won't be going back, in a 20 min walk along Market Street I counted 47 beggars, rough sleepers and mentally ill people and it wasn't just here, lots of street corners had the same mix. Rubbish strew all over. China Town with tatty... More 

Thank meganash11
Level Contributor
1,434 reviews
478 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

People go down this street thinking it's gonna be a real jeans creamer, but it ain't really. Most of the goods are on other streets.

1 Thank Alzor S
Lodz, Poland
Level Contributor
596 reviews
417 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

The main street in the city. If you would like to do shopping it is the best place. You can also admire very original tramps going via the street

Thank Piotr H
Level Contributor
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

Interesting, so much to see and done in this area of San Francisco, the tram and the cable car give the areas an nice touch of old fashion.

Thank Christina C
South Africa
Level Contributor
287 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

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.

1 Thank Nomad422
Stamford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
1,629 reviews
531 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 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.

Thank Autumn M
Johnson City, Tennessee
Level Contributor
32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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)

Thank tammycarter2016

Travelers who viewed Market Street also viewed


Been to Market Street? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Market Street and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Market Street staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?