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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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San Francisco Shopping Districts, San Francisco, CA 94102
Union Square
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"high end shopping"
in 30 reviews
"great shopping"
in 41 reviews
"neiman marcus"
in 23 reviews
"ice skating"
in 22 reviews
"nice square"
in 14 reviews
"huge christmas tree"
in 11 reviews
"apple store"
in 11 reviews
"window shopping"
in 17 reviews
"heart of san francisco"
in 19 reviews
"cable car"
in 63 reviews
"few blocks"
in 21 reviews
"street performers"
in 15 reviews
"market street"
in 18 reviews
"lots of shops"
in 13 reviews
"walk around"
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"hop on hop"
in 11 reviews
"fisherman's wharf"
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Reviewed today

Union Square is my go-to location for a hotel. There are many in the area from big name brands like The Westin to smaller boutique styles, all within a few blocks. Hop on and off many of the city's bus tours here and the cable...More

Thank B H
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Reviewed yesterday

Big city magic happening in here. Two mini coffee shops for ice cream and small take away. An art exhibit, children flying kites, city hub bub and people reading in the sun...all sweet and compelling at the same time.

Thank 6400wendy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

NikeTown is a must see for Nike Sneaker Heads. 6 floors or shoe heaven. 6th floor dedicated to the god of all shoe gods... #23... Jordan! No clearance racks here. 5th floor has a place to get custom stitched gear. Lots of staff standing around....More

1  Thank ChavSanti
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Union square is a hive of activity. The shopping there appeals to every person. We found good deals for all of our family. The park area of Union Square is interesting and was a culture shock for our family. A lot of homeless people but...More

1  Thank Mitch S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Union square feels like the middle of the town. Lots and lots and lots of shops, filled with tourists and locals shopping for clothes, shoes, food, electronics...etc.

Thank kellstravs
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took a charter bus from SFO to the Fairmont and the bus traveled through this area. We were astonished at the numbers of homeless many of whom were laying on the sidewalks and in the gutter. The area is filthy, seedy and dank. Don't know...More

3  Thank jaybeeFL
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Central part of San Francisco. Plenty of room to sit on a bench or part of the square and take the world in. Good view from the top of Macy's. Don't expect to take a tram anywhere though, they were absolutely rammed!

1  Thank stonerose5
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed nearby at the marriott marquis and popped by to get some shopping done. Most of the luxury and mass market brands are here, as well as some restaurants and chinatown. Kylie jenner was here too

Thank bcheong
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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

This is a popular shopping area. Quite grubby though. The square is cool but don't expect an Italian square!

Thank Juhi K
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Reviewed May 11, 2018

My wife and I ended up in Union Square a couple of times during our four day visit to San Francisco in March 2018. On both occasions that we visited it was bustling with traffic, tourists, and locals alike. When on vacation we don't normally...More

1  Thank thetravellingmanUk
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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 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
...More
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Mona123a
May 9, 2018|
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Response from natashaangeline | Reviewed this property |
All of the American coffee shops are not coffee made “premiumly” as it may say in the window. Half of these places don’t even know how to use their machines properly. I come from a coffee industry background.
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Tanya212018
April 6, 2018|
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Response from Tai Sheng G | Reviewed this property |
Sfo hotels are not cheap unless you stay far out. Union square is a good choice and convenience . They few boutique and smaller hotel .. try Nikko or Parc55.
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Jeriann S
January 1, 2018|
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Response from John T | Reviewed this property |
Your in a good spot there for Fisherman’s Wharf. You will need to walk to the bottom of the hill to get on the cable car but it’s only a few blocks from union square. Security is important in San Francisco as there are... More
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