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Address: Union Street Association: 1686 Union St., Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA 94123
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This recently gentrified Victorian neighborhood is also the nighttime...

This recently gentrified Victorian neighborhood is also the nighttime hotspot for the college and professional crowds.

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If you have some time available when you are in San Francisco and you are in the mood for shopping, do not miss the chance to take a ride in this street full of shops, boutiques... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2017
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

If you have some time available when you are in San Francisco and you are in the mood for shopping, do not miss the chance to take a ride in this street full of shops, boutiques and shopping centers. If you are going to spend all day, there are many nice little restaurants where you can eat something in between... More 

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Reviewed 27 March 2017

This is like the heart of the city of San Fran. Heaps of shopping and cable cars etc. I would stay somewhere close to this location as this is where all the action happens

1 Thank Shell C
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Start at Market, and just keep going up and over the hill. Many hotels. Tourist restaurants. Trolley car route, but also major square, and various street acts along the way. For tourists' taste, I think this street, more than Market, Mission or many others, is a nice proportion of "local color" and shoppers. I used to find this area boring... More 

1 Thank Bryan H
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Loved Union Square with the artists market... highly professional artists had their artworks for sale over the weekend. A great opportunity to meet each artist and discuss their work and hopefully buy some. Macy's is right across and lots of outdoor tables and places to sit. Enjoy!

1 Thank Chinangel
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

This is where all the new money middle aged goes to eat, buy stuff, drink, and look for their next divorce.

1 Thank Alzor S
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

The city of San Francisco contains many small neighbor hoods. One of the best is Union St. in Cow Hollow, Cow Hollow, well, because cows used to roam here. From Franklin to Fillmore there are many small men and women's clothing shops. A couple of banks to get your cash from an ATM. And places to eat. If you like... More 

1 Thank eaharryr
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to walk about, if you like shopping fill your boots. Plenty of shops and restaurants. Or you could just stroll like we did you take it all in. Gets very busy during rush hour so try and avoid that time of day.

2 Thank Saintlysinner
Utica, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 680 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

It's a very long street, nearly the length of San Francisco. The most interesting parts of the street from Van Ness to about Filmore, with plenty of boutique shops, cafes, musical venues and interesting architecture. Great walking area if you limit yourself to a few of the more engaging blocks.

1 Thank RonL40
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This is a long street in San Francisco, but it's unique in that it's the only street with two-way traffic through the Russian Hill neighborhood.

1 Thank QuickWhitTravel
Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

The portion between Octavia and Steiner streets has nice shops of different nature beauty, clothing (including a Lululemon), bars and restaurants.

1 Thank Tanmouss

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