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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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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 4 weeks ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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66 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Market street is nice but it's a real shame that it smells so bad, i get that there is a lot of homeless people but this is a real turn off. I would avoid staying near it if i returned so i don't have to put up with the smell. The council should spray the street with disinfectant especially the... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you go at the right time, you'll find the homeless all lined up in doorways starting at Civic Center. At Civic Center, you'll find the drug dealers. Go inside the Carl's Jr. and see what is "for sale" from items "found" by transients. The good part of Market Street where there is shopping starts at the Powell Street Station.... More 

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New York City, New York
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

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 

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Hagen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

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 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 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 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

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 June 28, 2016

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!

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