Spend Time at San Francisco’s Union Square

February 15, 2018
Category: Things to do in San Francisco

Union Square is one of the several popular shopping districts in the city of San Francisco. Ghirardelli Square, Mission District, Lombard Street and Westfield are some of the other shopping havens. Union Square is more popular because it is easily accessible from various neighborhoods. Civic Center is less than a mile to the southwest, and the Financial District is less than a mile northeast of Union Square. The main attraction is the public plaza covering an area of more than two and a half acres. You can easily spend several hours exploring the various stores, possibly catching a show at a theatre or touring the art galleries, hopping into one of the salons or dining at any of the several excellent restaurants.

Explore Union Square

Union Square is known for the upscale boutiques, but alongside the high-end shops, visitors to San Francisco will find a wide variety of unique and affordable shops that allow your vacation spend to stretch a bit further. You can splurge on your shopping or indulge in unique purchases. The gift shops, restaurants and the various events held throughout the year in Union Square will offer you something distinct to remember. Many tourists don’t shop at all. They simply browse the stores and enjoy the local delicacies. You can shop till you drop or just enjoy the spirited flavor of the neighborhood.

Should you choose to shop, Union Square has everything from apparels to consumer electronics, accessories to novelties. Check out Macy’s or Barneys, Neiman Marcus or Nordstrom, Bulgari or Bloomingdale, Dior or Louis Vuitton, Goyard or Gucci among others. You should also visit Westfield if you are interested in shopping at Adidas, Chipotle, SF 49ers, Ghirardelli, Banana Republic, Lego’s, Godiva or H&M. Union Square also has Zara, Urban Outfitters, Designer Consigner, Herve Leger and Harajuku Hearts.

Union Square is not very far from Yerba Buena Gardens or Children’s Creativity Museum, Asian Art Museum or Orpheum Theatre. You can take a stroll in any direction, and you will find popular places and attractions to visit. Chinatown is less than half a mile from the public plaza. In fact, Dragon’s Gate is two blocks away from Union Square, across Bush Street.

Stay at SoMa Park Inn – Civic Center

Union Square is a mile and a half from SoMa Park Inn near Civic Center in San Francisco. More than twenty major landmarks in the city are within half a mile from the hotel. You can walk and explore them all. Reserve your stay online at the hotel to get the best deal.