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Union Square

Union Square
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Type of Attraction
Shopping Areas & Stores, Streets & Squares, City Parks & Gardens
Interests That Apply
Fashion, Shopping, Local Culture, History, Art, Architecture
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Price: Free
There is no charge to browse, but there are many places to spend your money here.
Is there parking?: Limited
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Dinner Lunch Breakfast
Restrooms: Available
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Union Square

San Francisco Landmark. Shopping Galore!

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Stockton and Post Sts
San Francisco, CA 94108


Set in the heart of San Francisco's high-class financial district, Union Square is a favorite local meeting place and renowned landmark; having recently undergone a major renovation project, it's also now open for public enjoyment. Named in honor of the pro-Union rallies held there during the American Civil War, Union Square is also noted for its 97-foot Corinthian column featuring a statue of Victory--dedicated in 1903 to honor Admiral Dewey's defeat of the Spanish navy at Manilla Bay--and she even survived the 1906 quake in one piece! Today Union Square is the city's premier shopping district, surrounded by trendy cafes, large department stores (including a huge Nike outlet), and many smaller high-end boutiques. The Union Square area is also the city's theater district, and its surroundings are home to the city's most elegant hotels and art galleries as well. If you're looking for the ultimate San Francisco shop-fest, wanting to take a dip into local high-culture, or you're just in the market for a pleasant spot downtown to relax, this is the right place to be.

Times & Dates

Open Hours: 24 hrs
Notes: Business times vary but are usually around 6am-11pm, daily.
Visit Time: 1hr-Half day(4hr)
Average Wait Time: None
Price: Free
Price Notes: There is no charge to browse, but there are many places to spend your money here.


Outdoor with some covering.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Best Modes of Transportation: Bus Subway Taxi Walking
Parking Availability: Limited
Average Price per Hour: $0-$5
Notes: Because this is a very busy and crowded area of the city, parking is limited. There are, however, garages in the area. The Union Square Garage is at 333 Post St between Powell and Stockton. Call the garage at +1 415 397 0631 for more information.

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