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  • Address: Intersection of Geary, Powell, Post, and Stockton Streets, San Francisco 94102, USA
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: Free

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Union Square Tours

The newly paved grounds of Union Square, bordered by brightly lit department stores and hotels, may not at first seem like an inviting place to hang out. But perch awhile on a skinny bench or grab a coveted seat at the café in the square, and you’ll discover some of the best people-watching in the city.

For in one day, you’ll see theater-goers debate the merits of the latest David Mamet productions, Nob Hill society dames in dark glasses duck into Maiden Lane spas for facials, and giddy teens wear out their parents while shopping for prom dresses.

But the real reason to come to Union Square is to shop. The square is home to six major department stores: Macy’s, Bloomingdales, Barney’s, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Neiman Marcus. Boutique shoppers will find plenty of spots to browse the latest designer fashion. High-end emporiums surround the square, including Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry, Prada, and Giorgio Armani. Other stores, just south of Union Square along Market Street, include Old Navy, Apple Store, Anthropologie, and Urban Outfitters.

Nearby attractions include the theater district, Chinatown, and the French Quarter, with its many restaurants and cafes. Union Square is also only a few blocks from fashionable Nob Hill.

Practical Info

You can get to Union Square by all forms of public transportation. Two cable car lines (Powell-Hyde and Powell-Mason) serve Union Square on Powell Street; the F-Market antique street car, trolley, and bus lines also stop here.

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Haunted SF: Ghosts, Murder and Mystery, San Francisco, null
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Haunted SF: Ghosts, Murder and Mystery

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 45 Reviews

A dark and ghastly tour through the mysterious past of downtown alleys and streets. Get haunted by after-dark tales of strange deaths, ruthless villains, the ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 75 minutes (approx.)

From USD $21.18
San Francisco Movie Sights City Tour, San Francisco, Ghost & Vampire Tours
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San Francisco Movie Sights City Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 37 Reviews

Experience the cinematic side to San Francisco on an interactive, family-friendly tour that includes clips from more than 55 movies and TV shows filmed in the ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.00
Walking Tour of Union Square and Chinatown, San Francisco, Movie & TV Tours
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Walking Tour of Union Square and Chinatown

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Tour select art galleries, rock photos and enjoy the Renaissance Baroque architecture of San Francisco's Union Square area. Discover Chinatown with its unique ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $30.00
San Francisco Scavenger Hunt Adventure, San Francisco, Walking Tours
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San Francisco Scavenger Hunt Adventure

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Turn San Francisco into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure! This challenge combines the excitement of the Amazing Race with a 3-hour ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $15.00
San Francisco Night Tour by Bus, San Francisco, Self-guided Tours & Rentals
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San Francisco Night Tour by Bus

2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 3 Reviews

Sit back and enjoy the sights of San Francisco during this 1.5-hour bus tour through the city. Take in the spectacular views from a double decker bus at night ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $32.99
Self-Guided Bike Rentals from San Francisco, San Francisco, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Self-Guided Bike Rentals from San Francisco

Bike across the Golden Gate Bridge when you book a bike rental in San Francisco, with pickup in the Marina District. You're provided with everything you need ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: Flexible

From USD $32.00
Napa Winery Tour from San Francisco, San Francisco, Bike Rentals
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Napa Winery Tour from San Francisco

Enjoy 2 premium tastings at high quality Napa Valley wineries on this seven hour, guided tour from San Francisco. Sip bold Cabernet Sauvignon and crisp ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.00
Union Square Cocktail Tour, San Francisco, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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Union Square Cocktail Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Go behind the scenes of the swanky happy hour scene in San Francisco’s famous Union Square on this adults-only cocktail tour. Walk to three cool cocktail ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $72.00
San Francisco Independent Electric Bike Tour with Rental, San Francisco, Bar, Club & Pub Tours
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San Francisco Independent Electric Bike Tour with Rental

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Explore beautiful San Francisco at your own pace with this independent bike tour! Visit famous sites like Fisherman's Wharf, Haight-Ashbury, the Golden Gate ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $65.00
Viator VIP: Early Access to Alcatraz and Exclusive Cable Car Sightseeing Tour, San Francisco, Bike ... 
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Viator VIP: Early Access to Alcatraz and Exclusive Cable Car Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 928 Reviews

Beat the crowds to Alcatraz and experience San Francisco aboard an authentic cable car with a modern twist. This exclusive tour puts you on one of the first ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $192.50

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