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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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Market Street, San Francisco, CA
Union Square
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"the financial district"
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"ferry building"
in 34 reviews
"union square"
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"cable car"
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"great shopping"
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"twin peaks"
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"public transportation"
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"fisherman's wharf"
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"panhandlers"
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Reviewed 5 days 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 1 week 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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

Thank debleyh1968
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Reviewed 10 April 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 4 April 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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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Some great sights and stores, some no-so-great with numerous homeless people on the streets and sidewalks. It gets better toward the east where it ends at the ferry building. Don't forget to ride on the restored streetcars.

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

The heart of the city, where you will find banks, shops etc. Also the tram's run up and down to the sea front, so you don't have to walk that far

Thank theowler
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Market street is the large diagonal street as viewed from a map, running thru the heart of the city. It terminates at the Ferry Building on the north end, not sure where it ends going south. But along the way there are many shops, museums,...More

Thank rduinc
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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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Market Street is interesting in so much as yes the homeless are very evident, as are the affluent. I didn't have any issues, and during the day at least there's a reasonable police presence. The homeless more or less keep to... More
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