Things To Do Near Union Square in San Francisco



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  • Union Square is one of the most exciting places to visit in San Francisco. There's always something to do in Union Square; shop 'til you drop, ride the world-famous cable cars, watch the street performers or attend an outdoor concert, just to name a few. Union Square hosts the very best shopping in San Francisco, with luxury brands like Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co nearby the major department stores like Saks Fifth Avenue and Macy's.

    Union Square is close to the cable car turnaround, where you can hitch a ride to see the city and visit other neighborhoods in open-air comfort. Of course, it isn't just all cable cars and shopping. Union Square is close to several playhouses and museums too. Walk over the Museum of Modern Art, just a few blocks away or take a stroll down artsy Maiden Lane. You'll find many fine art galleries nearby where you can browse artwork from local and international artists. Union Square is especially charming at Christmastime when there's a tree-lighting ceremony, lots of lights and carolers.

    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

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    151 3rd St
    (between Howard & Mission St)

    Largest contemporary art museum in the Bay Area...
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    Cartoon Art Museum

    655 Mission Street

    Cartoons by the Comics... read more

    Cable Cars

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    401 Van Ness
    (between Golden Gate and Grove Sts) Admin Offices

    San Francisco Trademark... read more

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    Chinatown

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    Bush St. and Kearny St.

    North America's oldest... read more

    Macy's Union Square

    170 O'Farrell Street

    A Store for Everyone... read more

    Maiden Lane

    Maiden Lane

    Four Star Shopping... read more

    St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral

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    660 California Street

    Historic Chinatown church... read more

    Lotta's Fountain

    Off Kearney Street

    The Drinking Fountain... read more

    Museum of the African Diaspora

    685 Mission Street
    At Third Avenue

    A world-class storyteller... read more

    San Francisco Visitor Information Center

    900 Market Street

    City Information Bureau... read more
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