Plaza and the surrounding city blocks is the central shopping, hotels, art galleries
and restaurants district in downtown San Francisco.
Map of Union Square Area:
Map of nearby tourist attractions and proposed 1 day visit:
Here and in the
nearby streets you will find big-brand shops and many department stores, this
is a shopper lover’s dream area. Short walk south will take you to Market St,
here you will find additional large stores and the San Francisco’s Westfield shopping
In the south
side of Union Square there is a large Macy's store that has a restaurant/bar at
the top floor, a great place to rest, eat something and enjoy the view of the
In a warm sunny
day, you can rest and enjoy at the plaza outdoor cafes, at the center of the
plaza you can see the memorial monument to Admiral George Dewey from the Spanish
Walk into the
pedestrian-only Maiden Lane Street, here you can find additional restaurants
You can also
visit the nearby Museum of Ice-Cream that will give you many Instagram worthy
There are many
hotels nearby and with all the tourist and locals it is safe to be here also at
Not far from Union
Square, at Hilton SF Union Square top floor, there is a Cityscape Posh cocktail
place that has amazing city views, excellent place to spend time at sunset.
Union Square is
one of the most touristic locations in San Francisco but only few blocks to the
west you will start to get into the less recommended neighborhoods of the city,
area is excellent location for your San Francisco stay, it is in a walking
distance from many tourist attractions, the area has many restaurants and safe
If you are looking
for hotel in Union Square area, there are many good hotels in this area, make
sure it is not too far west into Tenderloin area.
Francisco there is an epidemic of car break-ins, smashing car glasses and
taking things from the car.
Try not to park
in the streets of San Francisco and never leave valuable things in your car,
even in the car trunk.
There is a
large parking garage below the square and you can find many other safe parking
Nearby places to visits:
located just north of the square and on the opposite direction you can go to
Market St, head to the south of Market district (SoMa) or walk on Market St all
the way through the Financial District to Ferry Building at the bay front.
tourist attraction is the cable car station, just walk down to Powell and
Market St., stand in line and take the ride.