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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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  • Very good46%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
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San Francisco Shopping Districts, San Francisco, CA 94102
Union Square
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1 - 10 of 973 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

It is the center of San Francisco downtown, with magnificent building around. You may find any top brand commodity here. Sitting on the square to see the pigeon is also enjoyable.

Thank Tan Q
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our Big Bus tour started here. Tony Bennett's self-painted hearts are on display at the four corners of US. Michael Jackson impersonator danced to a boom box blaring MJ music for tips--fun entertainment. The guy could dance! This is meeting place and more for outdoor...More

Thank Patrick P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Central square with all the shopping. Great location with all at walking distance. Best location for hotel and exploration of the city.

Thank LukaS1971
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I believe that, save the chronic panhandling, this is one California's finest and prettiest urban concrete parks. The term park can be innocently misleading. Union Square once a grassy knoll. The photos here on this site will show the transformation that is both liked and...More

1  Thank Michael_7X7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

High end shopping district in downtown SF? Yes, please! Even with the current construction, it's a lovely square and area altogether. Go shopping there and don't miss it!

1  Thank edodd419
Reviewed 1 week ago

Vast underground parking is amongst the most secure, and not so expensive, at $36 per 24 hour period, NOT charged for each portion of a calendar day. Lock it and leave it, without questionable parking attendants doing weird things with your car. Some spaces are...More

1  Thank JohnInItaly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is really just an open park with a little cafe and entertainment on random days/nights. The shops in the area are a mix of high-end, regular and boutique. Great area to kill time or if you need to get some shopping done. Also, great...More

2  Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel was close by so we were in the area a lot. Tour buses leave from this area as well so it can get congested. There were vendors selling art and playing music during the day. At night it gets loud with street performers...More

Thank snj1027
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing sales for the 4th July! We got some really good bargains to take back to the UK! Great shopping experience!

Thank Louise H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is center of City. Surrounded by hotels, shop with luxury brand name where you can start visiting city by hop in- hop out bus. For us, this area is less fun than china town, fisherman walf.

Thank linhserene
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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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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
14 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
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Jeff35805
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
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