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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%
  • Terrible1%
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San Francisco Shopping Districts, San Francisco, CA 94102
Union Square
+1 415-391-2000
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a park where many things and events happen. Yesterday was no exception. It was Santa Con in the City. Many city residents were wearing Santa outfits in all shapes and forms. There were all walking up and down the streets but this was...More

Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Xmas tree is up as are the Macy’s decorations and the outdoor ice rink. Really puts you into the holiday spirit.

Thank jpdz4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very much enjoyed the atmosphere all around the square especially since the large Christmas tree has been lit up. It's a great place to sit and people watch.

1  Thank Steve R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great shopping spot in SFO! Tiffany's, Saks, Macy's and Swarovski all feature. Whilst I was there the ice rink and Xmas tree went up and looked amazing! Shopping central!

Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We visited there in July, underground subway is going on , so there is a lot of waiting in that area. We will be glad when its completed. I like riding the cable cars through the city to union square.

Thank Jan B
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We walked to Union Square from our hotel as we had heard it was a good place to see. We were both very underwhelmed by it. It is just a pedestrianised square surrounded by shops. We are not shoppers and therefore this did not interest...More

Thank Beth W
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We stayed about a block away from Union Square at The Donatello Hotel. We quite liked the area as it was quite vibrant and gave one many options in eating shopping etc. Union Square is the commercial hub of the city of San Francisco. You...More

Thank tommomelbourne
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We caught the cable car to Union Square because we'd been told it was OK through the day. Well, I suppose if you like crowded, over-commercialised tourist traps then it's paradise. We couldn't wait to leave. We had considered a hotel in this area. Thank...More

Thank Goannas
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Just imagine every high end store you can possibly imagine in one area. The center of it has artists in the square. It’s also close to the trolley turn around! As a tourist, I can say I’ve been there, done that, don’t need to go...More

Thank blanquita79
Reviewed 2 November 2017

This is one of the better areas in San Fran. More of a business area. They have many good restaurants. A bus driver (they are very friendly here) advised to go to Sixth Street and walk into Westfield Mall. I could not believe what a...More

Thank Ro D
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