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Union Square
Union Square

Union Square

339 reviews
Sights and Museums, Shopping, Landmark
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333 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 781-7880
http://www.visitunionsquaresf.com/
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Whether it's a Christmas tree, an ice rink, or an art show, Union Square is never empty. A year-round tourist attraction and the heart of San Francisco's shopping district (all of the streets entering ... Read more
and leaving the square, on top of most of the surrounding streets and alleyways, are full of stores, shops, hotels and restaurants), anyone who comes to San Francisco will likely find themselves here at some point. Walking up the stairs, Macy's or Saks in the background, you may get the urge to throw your cap in the air and say "I'm gonna make it after all". I agree, your first time in the square is pretty magical, but please refrain from throwing apparel-- you'll likely lose it to a pigeon or a passing tour bus. If you have some time to kill, check out the nearby Cako for an afternoon cupcake-treat (best enjoyed on the steps of the square).

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Los Angeles

Tons of shops, most more high budget, but still lots of fun. Can get jammed with tourists but it’s still a pretty cool place to make time for.

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Monterey

My boyfriend and I come here sometimes for events held at the park, or to go to the museums that surround this area. Nearby is one of my favorite museums - the Asian Art Museum. I also love coming down here during Christmas time to see the light displays. But I rarely go shopping or eat here as this area is ultra high end and expensive. The only store I like to shop in is the Old Navy located in the Westfield mall as it is a spacious store that has two levels with the top level devoted to clearance items.

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Los Altos

It's a place for gathering in SF. I like how the ads dates what is happening during the period you photograph.

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Saratoga Springs

Think outlet mall but a bit more upscale. This is a good place to start your adventure in San Francisco if you are just arriving since a lot of what is here will be recognizable to the average person and provides a good transportation hub to other places by using the trolley, BART, buses or even catching an UBER from after buying a new outfit at Gucci or getting something to eat at the Cheesecake Factory.

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Cambridge

One of those must visit places in San Francisco. Love having dinner at the Cheesecake Factory at the top of May's overlooking the square

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Greater Seattle

Great place for a morning coffee and pastry, especially when the early spring sun warms the plaza.

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Local from San Francisco

Thr lights here are beautiful and theres the feeling of christmas in the air. You can see the bustle of people shopping all around and the sound if street performers.

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Toronto

Worth seeing and has plenty of high end shopping around so definitely being your wallets! Haha

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Carlsbad

Nice park to take a break but surrounded by lots of stores if shopping is your mission.

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Port-au-Prince Arrondissement

I loved this neighborhood in the past, but think there's too many homeless now.

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Montclair

Huge shopping haven - every brand you could possibly think of! Bring all your credit cards and leave your restraint at home!

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Oxford

Nice square in the centre of the city. Not loads going on but a great place to just meet or relax in between hill climbs!

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Las Vegas

Just another chaotic and way too busy area for my liking. Old buildings and bums everywhere. I had to go see the multilevel Macy's.

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Upland

Great for shopping enthusiasts. Tons of shops and restaurants nearby. Loved it!

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Palo Alto

Union square is the best place to be during the holidays. The decorations are priceless and bring about a New York feel to the city, but it still feels San Francisco. The shopping centers are some of the best around and the cafe in the center is so much fun. I enjoy heading over on weekends to spend alone time or family time in the square. San Fransisco hast to be one of the most welcoming city's in the world.

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Florence

Very busy shopping, dining district. Union Square Park is a one block square actual park in middle of it all, that was quiet and almost relaxing. Nice escape from the bustling city life surrounding it.

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The San Francisco Bay Area

I love Union Square. It's perfect for people watching and a nice stroll. There's ample shopping of course, plus the park itself hosts many free events such as live music, art fairs, sport performances, dance lessons, etc. It's lovely for both locals and visitors.

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Staten Island

Great for pictures. A lot of boutiques and restaurants nearby. A tourist attraction and you can also catch the Big bus which takes you on a tour around the Bay Area.

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Glasgow

Just grim. I don't see any point spending a moment more of your holiday here than is necessary. There are plenty of shops and cafes around but it just feels like an ageing mall that has had the roof removed.

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San Diego

It's a nice place if your intention is to shopping , you can find art and with luck a music performance, nothing I haven't seen in any other city to be honest

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