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Union Square

Union Square

Plaza and Pedestrian Plaza
Downtown San Francisco-Union Square, San Francisco
356 Tips and reviews
  • people watching
  • ice skating
  • scenic views
  • coffee
  • tours
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  • Rashed A.
    Rashed AhmedNovember 28, 2015
    Nice place for shipping. But the traffic is horrible
  • areejs
    areejsJanuary 5, 2014
    Fun place to just hang out Also make sure to go to the Cheesecake Factory inside Macys :)
  • Tomas Jr P.
    Tomas Jr PollosoMay 17, 2016
    The best place to shop in San Francisco from luxury goods to discounted stores. Everything is a walk away!
  • Cesar T.
    Cesar TrejoJanuary 1
    In the heart of San Francisco!! Picture perfect spot and you'll love the atmosphere
  • KaRiM O.
    KaRiM OnTheGoAugust 17, 2010
    Please pick up after yourself...Christmas tree lighting and a hot cup of cocoa is a must!!!
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJune 19, 2011
    An inviting oasis that is a perfect spot for a picnic, people watching, a leisurely stroll or to take work outdoors as there’s free Wi-Fi here.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Angel S.
    Angel SámanoMarch 9, 2012
    If you are trying to save money (avoiding shopping) don't come here =')
  • Sivi P.
    Sivi PillayJanuary 22, 2013
    Lori's Diner is a must for a good old fashion American Breakfast. Try the Cable car breakfast on your 1st visit!
  • Bennett W W.
    Bennett W WongMarch 10, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice outdoor spot for concerts and a very excellent spot to eat lunch on nice sunny days
  • Creative T.
    Creative TravelerApril 14, 2012
    Good shopping area
  • Tracy B.
    Tracy BoydMarch 20, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Great art in the square. Need more walls more $$.
  • Navjot S.
    Navjot SinghFebruary 10, 2016
    Awesome place to hangout during the day.. Lovely people and#lovely weather.. Feb 2016 there is a whole Lotta construction going on so nothing much to do
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SinApril 6, 2015
    Free wifi. Nice Traffic, easy to access to China town (stockon st). Many homeless around. Boutique shopping close too early.
  • Tobi U.
    Tobi UnwetterSeptember 5, 2014
    Parking prices are reasonable and you can use the bathrooms with your parking ticket.
  • Raphael F.
    Raphael FerrazJanuary 7, 2013
    Ice rink on winter
  • Robb M.
    Robb MyerOctober 23, 2011
    Awesome city guide tour today
  • carmen j.
    carmen jonesAugust 7, 2014
    Moon Alice free concert
  • Lala L.
    Lala LukplaOctober 20, 2015
    Begin again 2015
  • Yoplait
    YoplaitSeptember 6, 2011
    Check out Union Square for great art and shopping and hop on the cable car with your family to get some beautiful and iconic city views.
  • Tariq A.
    Tariq AhmadJune 30, 2011
    Great place to people watch
  • Yosun C.
    Yosun ChangApril 5, 2014
    #PokeBall marks the spot!!!
  • Eric D.
    Eric DewOctober 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Use this little urban oasis for your 20 minutes of respite before you head out for the shopping wars
  • Andres M.
    Andres MendietaOctober 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Other than the panhandlers, its a great place to just take it in
  • City Walks
    City WalksOctober 1, 2011
    Eric Peterson talks about what it is like to arrive in the city through the Powell BART station and walk to Union Square. He discusses how Union Square is the gateway for the Bay Area. Read more
  • Harry E.
    Harry EdwardsFebruary 28, 2015
    Lefty o'douls ,great beers on tap...:) wonderful sandwich 9_10.00 but good
  • 🌟Maria R.
    🌟Maria Roberts🌟December 24, 2011
    Watch out for killer pigeons! 
  • Rachelle P.
    Rachelle PinkyNovember 3, 2014
    Lovin it here
  • Vincent P.
    Vincent PardueNovember 12, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    The skating rink is open at Union Square!
  • Desmond F.
    Desmond F.May 15, 2015
    Check out the San Francisco Hearts!
  • Luigi M.
    Luigi MatroneJuly 27, 2011
    Beautiful at night too! Read more
  • Westfield S.
    Take the next cable car to Westfield San Francisco Centre and celebrate the city! Corazon Under the Dome is a free 3D light spectacular you have to see to believe, running through July 7, 2013.
  • lynn f.
    lynn friedmanAugust 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Sutter stockton & Ofarell garages cheaper than union square garage
  • Keenan P.
    Keenan PattersonSeptember 8, 2014
    More of a plaza than a park. Not my favorite.
  • Jamie S.
    Jamie Santos AriasFebruary 1, 2015
    not too many kid (younger than 3 yrs) friendly attractions in the area when it's not the holidays
  • Mike C.
    Mike CamptonAugust 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Grab some lunch, take a seat on one of the benches in the square and just enjoy watching the throngs of tourists walking around. Make sure you arrive/leave by cable car.
  • Lydia B.
    Lydia BerkennouJanuary 26, 2015
    The flowers are beautiful!
  • Lakshman P.
    Lakshman PrasadApril 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Grab a lunch to go from one of the hundreds of good restaurants around and have your lunch here. Thats the best way.
  • Jole P.
    Jole PNovember 9, 2014
    Ah yes Union Square during the holidays is like the epitome of festive spirit- perfect hangout place w some hot cocoa
  • Claudia D.
    Claudia DavilaDecember 17, 2010
    Sf symphony 
  • Robert B.
    Robert BelnapMay 17, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Cool place to hang ... when the weather is cooperating.
  • Mohamad I.
    Mohamad IbrahimSeptember 29, 2015
    Full of life
  • Estefanía L.
    The Cheesecake factory roof seating gives you amazing views to the square. Be patient to get a table there, though.
  • Caro M.
    Caro MoraJanuary 12, 2015
    Beautiful at night!
  • Lars P.
    Lars PetersenMay 13, 2013
    What a nice place to be when it's sunny! Shopping everywhere you look, and if you're tired you can relax in the sun.
  • jiresell
    jiresellOctober 5, 2016
    Beautiful at night! Find a place to sit and people watch.
  • Chloe C.
    Chloe CondonFebruary 29, 2016
    Ugh tourists 🙄
  • Aline V.
    Aline VazAugust 7, 2013
    Very nice for who wants to shop. Many stores around, good for a break during the day.
  • Gulia I.
    Gulia Ismailova-AdamsSeptember 22, 2012
    Enjoy your lunch on the lawn while people watching and soaking up the sun!!!!!
  • Amal
    AmalMay 23, 2016
    Had lunch at the Cheesecake Factory the view it's so nice
  • herm p.
    herm pugayMarch 1, 2015
    The Park itself is good. Needs more chairs and tables to sit. My reference standard is Bryant Park in Manhattan :)
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