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Union Square

San Francisco Shopping Districts, San Francisco, CA 94102
+1 415-391-2000
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A shopper's paradise, this bustling square near the theater district has everything from upscale department stores and boutiques to discount houses. After a $25-million facelift in 2002, the cosmopolitan hub boasts a huge amphitheater, granite pedestals on which street entertainers perform and a tree and flower-lined environment in which to enjoy an espresso or an elegant meal.
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  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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San Francisco Shopping Districts, San Francisco, CA 94102
Union Square
+1 415-391-2000
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Awesome place or rather shopping Paradise for people's, full of all brand outlets and departmental store like Macy's, Eatery outlet also Lots to choose from or go to pier 39 from there to relax.

Thank Ipsita D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Union Square is the logical “centre” of San Francisco with all the major shops and hotels in or close to it. A couple of coffee shops in the square itself offer a great place to rest weary feet or to wait while wives go shopping!!...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 1 week ago

yes its most happening place of city. All the major offices and shops are there. Its good to have a walk in the evening. Great view

Thank sudkam
Reviewed 1 week ago

Union square is right in the middle of SF and has lots of department stores with a Cheesecake factory right on top of one, where from you can have great views over the square. It seems to attract lots of people sitting or with dogs,...More

Thank TERRAvelista
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a small square, but has a cool vibe day and night. Lots going on in and around the area. Quieter at night!

Thank brentling
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Union Square is a great spot to relax, people-watch, enjoy whatever activities are being staged or otherwise just doing nothing. As many times as I have been to Union Square there was something different I found out during this visit? I had my camera and...More

Thank fredyt3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a good option to stay in the city that is close to public transport. However unless you are into shopping at high end stores that are likely the same in your own country, go shopping elsewhere. Much more unique stores in the mission district....More

Thank jenstero
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the main high-end shopping area. This is just like any major city's downtown core. It's busy, with lots of tourists and just like everywhere in the city, a lot of homeless people milling around. Union Square itself is great for people watching, there...More

Thank Cheryl T
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Union Square is a very nice site to explore. I visited Union Square for the atmosphere and the high end shopping. Union Square is most even if you are not spending a lot of money. I recommend visiting this site while in San Francisco.

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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We had a three night stop over in San Francisco and sat in Union Square people watching on the last day. It's a nice spot sitting in the sun with the cable car on one side and Macy's on the other but we didn't feel...More

Thank John T
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 theatres 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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12 March 2017|
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Response from FormerCaliBoy | Reviewed this property |
Hello MariaGJS, I would suggest Sear's Fine Foods, it's an institution for good home cooked meals loved by locals and tourists alike. Also, known for their stack of small Swedish pancakes, but their other breakfast items... More
Denise T
15 November 2016|
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Response from Jencheltenham | Reviewed this property |
I think you just need to be sensible and careful especially if you are walking around alone
27 May 2015|
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Response from LaReSnowCat | Reviewed this property |
I ate some nice pizza, but there are some fancy restaurants indide the hotels that tou would like