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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.
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  • Very good38%
  • Average22%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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Market Street, San Francisco, CA
Union Square
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Reviewed 3 days ago

... its tragic to walk along Market Street in San Francisco and see an incredibly large number of damaged and demented homeless people and the huge number of nutters either sleeping on the pavement or muttering to themselves or yelling out imprecations to their personal...More

1  Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for a drink. Christy was an amazing bartender and was so friendly!!! Gave us great advice for seeing the city. Only meant to stay for one drink but we stayed for several more because of Christ! Will definitely come again as long as...More

Thank Jennifer G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Market street and the Tenderloin area are in a shockingly horrible state that I wouldn’t even expect in a 3rd world country. I have been all over the world, and no city I have been to has had this level of dangerous and filthy street...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A large and long street that is nowhere like champ elysees as described. The luxury boutiques of union square are not on market but other streets

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

During our short four day vacation in San Francisco my wife and I ended up in Market Street on a couple of occasions. It is a busy central area of San Francisco which includes plenty of shops, eateries, the Westfield Shopping Mall, and a Cable...More

Thank thetravellingmanUk
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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

All I can say is what a nightmare for my husband and I stumbling into this area with my 2 year old and 5 month old daughter. You smell urine everywhere and see poop probably not from dogs. Just a filthy area that makes you...More

1  Thank workinggirl21
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

Cousy place to visit and walk, lot of stores but a bit pricy for us. It could be a bit stressfull with a lot of tourists arround and also bring water and caps as temperature could be high during walk.

Thank Vedran N
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Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

Walked from Union Square to Castro Street. Filled with mentally ill, homeless vagrants. A man was relieving himself in a doorway and the shop owner ran out and threw a shoe at him, yelling and screaming. The homeless man was shocked and wild-eyed, groaning and...More

1  Thank debleyh1968
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

So hard to imagine that you're so close to bustle and joy of Union Square, but on middle Market Street, it's a rough area packed with homeless people and drug dealers. The homeless people are nice - panhandlers and such. The druggies are all over...More

Thank Edward Q
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

This is is homeless hangout now, it used to be one of the greatest shopping experiences in the U.S. Now, watch your step, either you may step on homeless person, or some of the excrement they've left as a souvenir to take back to your...More

1  Thank ArkansasGlen
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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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Kathy M
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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
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