"Union Square" Union Square Tip by Jessica88

Union Square, San Francisco: 66 reviews and 101 photos

  The heart of Union Square.
by Jessica88

"The city that knows how." William Howard Taft

Union Square is hotbed of activity in San Francisco. Famed for it's luxurious shopping facilites, restaurants and cafés, amateur dance performances and musicians take center stage here, with throngs of revellers onlooking. Around the square, you can find big American retail names such as Macy's, Ralph Lauren, Gap and Levi's. Close by is the three level Crocker Galleria on Post Street, where more exclusive brands can be found. In both these areas, I found staff to be friendly and welcoming, my favourite store being Levi's, where the very camp staff bent over backwards to help you - and what an awesome, cheerfull bunch they were. If you're into your denim goods, I suggest you check out the downstairs customising section, if like me you are desperate for a really good, uniquely fitted pair of jeans! This area is also home to the cultural and artistic side of San Francisco - with Geary, Post and Sutter Street being the main three. Along here, you can find a variety of art galleries, accomodating for both old classic and more contemporary works. Take a look in a few as they really capture the essence of San Francisco's laid-back, artsy culture. Another recommendation for furniture or antique buyers is Gump's, a San Francisco institution selling beautiful items, in my eyes definetely worth looking around. If you're looking for more quirky goods, head to Maiden Lane, a little alley where you can find a wider variety of boutiques and bistros. Plus perhaps the best thing about Union Square...no hills!!

Address: Bordered by Powell, Geary, Stocton and Post Streets
Directions: Often referred to as Union Square, it is in fact the park boardered by Geary, Post, Powell and Stockton Streets and the surrounding area.
Phone: (415) 781-7880
Website: http://www.visitunionsquaresf.com/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 21, 2006
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