Union Square, San Francisco

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    If you like beautiful views...

    by snmred Written Sep 12, 2002

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    If you like beautiful views than this is your city. There are tons of places to go to see the city from above. ONe of my favorites is the top of the Hilton Hotel in Union Square. They have a restaurant/bar on the 26th story with panoramic windows that overlook the entire city. It's a great place to watch the sunset with a drink in one hand and your honey in the other.

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    Visit the LEVIS Store in Union...

    by kat_on_moray Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Visit the LEVIS Store in Union Square.
    The Levis store not only sells jeans but you can watch people make jeans while you are shopping. They have a small work area on the women's level fitted out with working industrial washers. There is a gallery etc....Go and check it out!

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    UNION SQUARE

    by zwack Written Aug 24, 2002

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    A shopper's paradise, Union Square abounds with stores from the popular to the exclusive -- from Chanel, Tiffany and Giorgio Armani to Disney, Macy's and Niketown. Within its four blocks, over 5 million square feet of retail space generate approximately $1.5 billion in sales each year. Named to commemmorate the pro-Union rallies that erupted here on the eve of the Civil War, Union Square is now host to national holiday observances, fashion shows, concerts, political rallies and the uniquely San Franciscan Cable Car Bell Ringing Competition.

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    POWELL STREET HILL

    by zwack Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The foot of Powell Street is a downtown transportation hub -- site of the cable car turnaround and underground Muni and BART stations, plus the F-Line Historic Streetcar route along Market Street. Four blocks up the hill lies Union Square, the heart of the City's vibrant shopping district. Bank buildings and retail shops line Market Street on either side.

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  • Union Square is the retail...

    by Psychokiwi Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Union Square is the retail centre of the city. If you like to shop, a visit here would be great for finding all the name brands and more.
    Union Square is where they hold different events as well. Because it is so well known and everyone goes there, they hold speeches and fashion shows frequently. Shopping here is also a great experience. If you have a large amount of money (because the prices get outrageous at times) and need clothes, then visit here.

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    San Francisco's densely...

    by derats Written Aug 24, 2002

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    San Francisco's densely populated downtown is squeezed into the hilly northeastern corner of the peninsula. The often dramatic cityscape came about because the streets were laid out as if their planners had never so much as glanced at the city's topography. They simply
    dropped a grid pattern onto the steeply undulating terrain, and the result is that streets often climb or drop at ridiculously steep gradients. It makes parking hazardous, breeds bicycle messengers of superhuman strength and provides a hairy setting for car chase
    scenes in movies.
    Union Square is San Francisco's downtown tourist center. It's a mishmash of glitzy shops and hotels, flower vendors and homeless people. Cable cars rumble down the west side of the square; try looking down Hyde St towards Aquatic Park, down Washington St to Chinatown and the Financial District, or down California from Nob Hill. And if you're in Nob Hill, you've just got to ride the elevator to the Top of the Mark, the famous view bar at the top of the Mark Hopkins Hotel. SoMa ('South of Market St') is a combination of lofty office buildings spilling over from the Financial District, fancy condos along the
    Embarcadero, a touristy gallery and museum precinct around Yerba Buena Gardens and the late night entertainment scene along Folsom and 11th Sts.

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    The New Mall

    by thebeatsurrender Written Jun 19, 2007

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    I don't even know if the New Mall has a real name. But it has a lot of stores, it's conveniently located next to BART (and a few blocks from Union Square), and it has a pretty dome thing.

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    Union Square

    by sophiebeans Written Apr 5, 2005
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    Union Square is the main shopping district in San Francisco. In this area you will find major department stores, high-end boutiques and some bargin stores, too!

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    Westin St. Francis Hotel at Union Square

    by Jeannette1 Written Nov 26, 2004

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    Union Square

    If you have not visited San Francisco in a few years, you will be surprised by the newly redone Union Square.

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  • Union Square

    by randychiara Written Feb 2, 2004

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    this is Union Square where i used to hang out when i was younger cos a lot of my friends were skateboarding here

    it was fun and just 2 blocks from where i lived

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    Check out Union Square

    by CJD68 Written Aug 7, 2003

    While exploring downtown San Francisco, take minute out to find Union Square. It's one of the local landmarks that is worth a look.

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    Dwontown San Francisco

    by Scottyj36 Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Near Union Square where the Bart lets out. It is the middle of the city where you can get the cable cars, lots of shops and restrunts nearby.

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  • Union Square

    by Mirellaboer Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Union Square
    Around Union square you can find a lot of shops and down the street there is the starting point of the Cable car

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    Union Square. The cable car...

    by gkitzmil Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Union Square. The cable car passes here and this is part of the Heart of San Fran. IF you are over 21 and want to try a great martini, go to the Bar at the Westin St. Francis!

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    Union Square. A nice park...

    by carstenj Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Union Square. A nice park situated in the middle of downtown SF. You'll find it a few blocks up from Market St. If you take the tram you pass by it (via Powell St?).

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