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Address: Market Street, San Francisco, CA

Considered to be the Champs Elysees of the city, this grand street is...

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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The street changes block by block ...

Depending on where you are on Market, you will get a different mix of people. Some blocks are mostly hustlers, homeless and street kids, but that tends to be the parts of Market... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Bryan H
Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Depending on where you are on Market, you will get a different mix of people. Some blocks are mostly hustlers, homeless and street kids, but that tends to be the parts of Market between Gough and 6th. The shoppers and white collar workers take over proportionally from about 5th towards Embarcadero. As one reviewer rightly pointed out, the best shops... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Yes, a mall. Yes, discount retailers. Yes, chain stores. Yes, throngs of tourists. Yes, homeless people. Yes, restaurants. Yes, traffic and hubbub and where you can find entertainment for the eyes as you stroll and shop.

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San Francisco
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Market Street is the center of San Francisco, but it's overrun with profoundly mentally ill vagrants. It's not uncommon to see a person lying in a pool or urine or vomit. I've even stumbled onto people defecating right on the street in front of Starbucks. f Market Street should be San Francisco's best. It's gives access to the best places... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

This is the longest SF street, but for a tourist not that interesting. We walked it from Union Sq to Ferry terminal marketplace. It has many shops and department houses around Union Sq, followed by office high rises, but problem are the homeless along the way, being annoying sometimes.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Have been to San Francisco 4 times in the last 20 years enjoyed the first 3 but won't be going back, in a 20 min walk along Market Street I counted 47 beggars, rough sleepers and mentally ill people and it wasn't just here, lots of street corners had the same mix. Rubbish strew all over. China Town with tatty... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

People go down this street thinking it's gonna be a real jeans creamer, but it ain't really. Most of the goods are on other streets.

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Lodz, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

The main street in the city. If you would like to do shopping it is the best place. You can also admire very original tramps going via the street

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Interesting, so much to see and done in this area of San Francisco, the tram and the cable car give the areas an nice touch of old fashion.

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South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Main street running through San Francsisco. Lots of retail options, but also need to be careful as there are lots of homeless people and also scammers.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

This is a good place to take pictures of the cable cars. It is also good to walk around and stop for something to eat.

1 Thank Autumn M

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