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Considered to be the Champs Elysees of the city, this grand street is filled with shops, hotels, and, along the way, remarkable architecture.
Market Street, San Francisco, CA
Union Square
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Reviewed yesterday

Down the end of Market Street just before you get to the Ferry buildings are lots of venders selling their crafts. Art, Jewelry, Hats, clothing etc. Probably there everyday.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Kiwijanice
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did some shopping, but the taxes were a bit high. Still, the Ross Dress for Less and Burlington Coat Factories had great deals. It's very touristy here and parking is so expensive.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank melaidac2018
Reviewed June 13, 2019

This has long been the main street of the City with lots of transit above and below ground. It crosses the city and runs from the Bay and Financial District, past City Hall and on to some residential areas.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed June 1, 2019 via mobile

We stayed a a Motel right on the F Line. In order to avoid the hassle with parking, we took the F Line Trolly down Market Street from the Castro District. Each trolly is historic and displays a placard marking the year it was manufactured....More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 958LauraH
Reviewed April 30, 2019

Starting at the Embarcadero (actually Steuart street), Market street goes straight from Northeast to Southwest until it crosses Castro Street. From there, it continues as a curvy, irregular street, until it changes name and becomes Portola Drive, around 25th street. On the straight stretch, it...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed April 5, 2019

Can't be compared to avenues like Fifth Avenue in New York. It's quite long and changes character as you wander the length of it. Have explored newer (for me) parts of it and enjoyed lunch at Zuni's, a great change fro I'd normally wander. Further...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 19, 2019 via mobile

Quite busy and congested and not a lot to see generally after coming out of the Financial District. Certainly more charming areas of San Francisco to enjoy on your walkabouts!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank gregwilson09
Reviewed January 25, 2019

Market Street goes through some nice parts of SF and some not nice parts of SF. But for much of it, you have to take so much care that you don't step in poop or throw up that you can't focus on anything but where...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

A walk along the market street is a wonderful experience with high-rise buildings on both sides and local Muni transport chugging along

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank vraamc
Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

We were staying near the embrecardo just next to market street and it as nice , we walked along market street from the hotel to union square still nice . We were in a shop there security guards fighting with a shoplifter , now maybe...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army
in the Civil War, this grand square has become the
city's premier shopping and entertainment district
containing the largest number of upscale department
stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theaters in
the city. It's a large open area where tourists and
locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by,
enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and
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Horrible! Words can't even describe! This is the most disgusting, revolting city we've ever visited. We left 3 days early and will never go back. Aggressive bums with feces and urine everywhere. And I literally mean... More