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Union Square

San Francisco Shopping Districts, San Francisco, CA 94102
+1 415-391-2000
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What Makes It Special
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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"great shopping"
in 41 reviews
"high end shopping"
in 26 reviews
"ice skating"
in 24 reviews
"neiman marcus"
in 23 reviews
"nice square"
in 14 reviews
"huge christmas tree"
in 11 reviews
"window shopping"
in 16 reviews
"heart of san francisco"
in 19 reviews
"cable car"
in 65 reviews
"few blocks"
in 21 reviews
"street performers"
in 14 reviews
"market street"
in 17 reviews
"lots of shops"
in 12 reviews
"walk around"
in 14 reviews
"fisherman's wharf"
in 27 reviews
"hop on hop"
in 11 reviews
"macys"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Bars and restaurants abundance, it seems to be all about the shopping. I didn't find it that exhilarating, and I LOVE to shop. It seemed to be sprawling and no real direction. Such a shame as I wanted to love 'Union Sq' but found it...More

Thank RescuedVegan
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A lot of high end shopping mixed with professional pan handlers and homeless people. I'm not into the really expensive shops but it is a place you should see. In the daytime.

Thank CaptTrouble
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very high end shopping, even the Macy’s was overpriced. If you want high end, they have them all. There is a lot of construction in this area, which makes walking around a little challenge. This is a main place for the hop on hop off...More

Thank Tasha S
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Lots of luxury stores to visit in the area. Great place to go for some retail therapy. Many excellent restaurants in the area as well

Thank Doctor_G0nz0_
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The square itself is a good location for people watching. There's a nice little heart sculpture in the one corner. They had a large projection screen setup but it just seemed to be displaying ads when we were there. Otherwise, there are standard stores like...More

Thank Davewise
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

11am dodging drug addicts lying face down on the pavement. We had food thrown at the cab we were in the streets sourniding union square are filled with homeless drug addicts. I didn't feel safe here at all. We hired a car opposite the Hilton...More

Thank Domino M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Check out the shoe floor at Macy’s, which has every style you could imagine. Head down to Westfield San Francisco Centre for more great shops, including Bloomingdales. Be sure to check out the circular escalators in the Nordstrom Center.

Thank Jon M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here many times. It has a great Christmas tree and a ice skating rink over the holidays. I try to go to Santacon when I can (its a big daytime drinking party) There are stores all around it and can be very...More

Thank CUJOOO
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A shoppers paradise. Lots of stores, nice to walk around. Also, lots of eateries to choose from after shopping

Thank Maryann C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I grew up coming to San Francisco to shop at Union Square. Every time, such an outing was greeted with happy anticipations and concluded with happy memories. I am a fourth generation Californian who's lived my adult life outside of the state. This January we...More

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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
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flgirl40
1 January 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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MariaGJS
11 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
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Denise T
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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
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