"Shopping Union Square" Union Square Tip by windoweb

Union Square, San Francisco: 23 reviews and 41 photos

  Art show Union Square
by windoweb
 
 

Union Square San Francisco is the United States' third-largest shopping area.

Most stores here feature clothing, art works or items for the home. It's a nice place for browsing and window-shopping, but if you're going to buy anything, be prepared to open your wallet wide because prices are high.

Facing the plaza, Macy's Union Square, the biggest department store west of New York City, stretches from Powell to Stockton along Geary and spills over into several nearby buildings. Elegant St. Francis Hotel occupies the Powell Street-side of Union Square. Don't just stand outside looking at it, go in and take a look at the lobby, too. Michael and I stayed at Stanford Court.

What to buy: At Stockton and Geary, Neiman Marcus preserves the old City of Paris department store's rotunda and magnificent stained-glass ceiling.

What to pay: Spend what you can afford

Address: Bounded by Geary, Powell, Post & Stockton
Directions: Walking from North Beach or Chinatown, take Grant Street south through the Chinatown gate to Maiden Lane and turn right.
Theme: Home Furnishing
Website: http://gocalifornia.about.com/cs/sanfrancisco/a/unionsquare.htm

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 5, 2007
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