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Union Square, San Francisco, California

Geary St at Stockton St, San Francisco, California

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    • Teens (13+)
  • Visited: 2013-08-01
  • Submitted: 2013-09-11 05:49:08.0
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The heart of San Francisco

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Being in the hub of the city, Union Square is an ideal place to stay in a hotel. Choose a hotel near the cable car turnaround to make public transportation easily accessible.

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Submitted by: Katherine F.

Mostly unnoticed in my regular SF shopping trips...but when she is all decked out for Christmas and Hanukkah....she is quite a sight!! We braved the crowds so the DGD's could see the lights. I was a bit overwhelmed by how hard it was to simply walk down the street....and there was a disgusting woman smoking...

Submitted by: Chris M.

I love Union Sq, there is always something going on! In my time here I have - Gazing at the beautiful Christmas tree - Watched a small children ice dancing competition - Witnessed a middle aged Ro...

Submitted by: Sheila M.

Located in the heart of downtown SF.  A great place to chill and people watch when weather permits.  My favorite time to go here with my family ...

Submitted by: Jordan P.

When my folks lived here in the 1970's Union Square was the meeting point for friends and family before going off on City ...

Submitted by: Lyn N.

Love hanging out here on a Sunday afternoon or those hot heat wave, late-nights.  It's a beautiful place-like-park when it's not drizzling or foggy.  All walks of life hang out here.  It's a great place to eat lunch or enjoy your favorite ice cream while people watching.  Ther...

Submitted by: Kristin F.

Tourist trap, but nevertheless, one of my favorite parts of the city! Sometimes I cable car down to Union Square on a lazy Saturday to check out the scene and get lost in the mix. Whether it's a beat-boxing group of kids in front of Forever 21, Europeans taking pictures of ...

Submitted by: victor g.

Union Square is a destination i haven't been to for a while. i've always seen more birds here than people, especially that flying rat kind. the blackbirds and swaallows i don't mind. Union Square is probably known for it's parking garage. i may have gone in once or twice but haven't gone since. maybe it's expensive. highlights at union square: -holiday ice rink : a decade or so ago, my kids really liked it here. maybe it was a lot cheaper and less crowded then.  street parking was also possible at that time. -festivals of all kinds: korean, filipino celebrations of culture and/or independence: nice display of diversity. -the open space in the mass of concrete is welcome. just watch out for dem birds! -protes...

Submitted by: Lee R.

Great spot to come and people watch. Yesterday was the Indonesian Independence Day celebration so there was a parade and show. Ver...

Submitted by: Karen G.

Everybody's waiting for the man with the bag... No, I'm not talking about the "man bag" of Friends fame.  I'm talking about Santa.  Only 9 more days until Santa does his thing! Whenever I see decorated Christmas trees I feel all warm and happy inside.  I wish I was a little girl again.  I loved that feeling of excitement and anticipation.  A t...


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