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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.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good39%
  • Average22%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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Market Street, San Francisco, CA
Union Square
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As we took the tranzit system to reach downtown, I decided to take this exit in order to start my SF visit as my partner went to a game. I must say, I was rather horrified to see myself exiting the underground and be welcomed...More

Thank TERRAvelista
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A busy street with plenty of shops and stalls and things. And as noted this general area seems to have a lot of homeless people.

Thank brentling
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice place to visit but, very intimidating when you see homeless people allover the area. It look like a third word country. Better to avoid in the late evening.

Thank Aadhes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would rename this street to Homeless street because they are actually the only attraction here. We do not have this variety of homeless people in Europe.

1  Thank Chahoosa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What the tourist brochures don't tell you is just how bad the homeless problem is. This is not the same type of homelessness/begging you will find in most cities. There are a lot of mentally troubled, drug addicted, confrontational people. We decided to walk from...More

Thank Ben J
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Market Street is a very long street and there are many nice buildings and shopping on both sides. My favorite part is the square where the Powell Cable car station and the Flood Building. If you go towards Southwest along Market Street, the area has...More

Thank Phi S
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Sorry but this street is awful. I've got nothing against homeless people, indeed I feel very sorry for them but neither do I expect within 2 minutes of leaving our hotel Marriott Marquis, for our family to be inundated with these images. Who cares for...More

Thank Stanleyten
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Market Street is not the Champs Elysees in Paris, that city great processional street of elegances and expensive shopping. That’s not to say that San Francisco’s Market is not elegant with handsome buildings, but what it has in great quantity is the sense of being...More

Thank Jmc5606903
Reviewed 27 June 2017

This is a wonderful street to stroll through to experience some of the ambiance of SF. The architecture along the street is wonderful and there are numerous photo-ops. When you reach the part of the street where a lot of homeless folks live, turn back,...More

1  Thank TheShis
Reviewed 22 June 2017

San Francisco has changed a lot in the last 20 years. Many more homeless on the streets, but Market Street is worth a walk to take in the architecture and the local vibes.

Thank Klugeco
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
Nearby Restaurants
Fire of Brazil
20 reviews
.10 km away
John's Grill
1,897 reviews
.04 km away
Puccini & Pinetti
953 reviews
.11 km away
Tad's Steakhouse
668 reviews
.09 km away
Nearby Attractions
Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround
798 reviews
.05 km away
Westfield San Francisco Centre
488 reviews
.11 km away
70 reviews
.14 km away
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