Union Square is one of the most famous neighborhoods while staying in San Francisco for a trip. It is central to all major public transport modes, making it convenient for everyone. Visitors enjoy shopping and entertainment, and beautiful historic buildings – all within walking distance of the largest hotels. Union Square is an excellent base for a day in San Francisco, and a great place to go shopping, eating and hanging out. Here are some of the city's best theaters and art galleries and a few top restaurants, great shopping opportunities and the opportunity to see some wonderful historical architecture and stunning city views. Then where do you start?
The Union Square area was designed for a public, which was built in 1847 and operated in much of the San Francisco city plan by structural engineer Jasper O'Farrell. Just before the civil war, the park was used to support the Union Army and to give it its name, Union Square, for regular demonstrations. Before the major earthquake of 1906, the area has been considered a suburban neighborhood but was reconstructed following the earthquake and today, it has become a cultural and shopping mecca. The Union Square was converted into a lovely square with the monument for the deity, Victory, which still rises above him in 1903, with a 25 million dollar refurbishment in 2002.
There may be a lot of history in this area, but the most modern part of the city is known for its great shopping. The Westfield Mall is located here with all the boutique shops, designer shops, antique shops. You can choose any street or alley in the Union Square neighborhood and find great shopping.
- The Big Department Stores. The types of stores that fall into this category are Macy's, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales. Everything you will find here.
- The Big Brands. Many people like to shop at H&M, Victoria's Secret and Urban Outfitters, for instance.
- The Big Names. The stores of designers such as Ferragamo, Betsey Johnson and Armani are near Union Square. One particular street to check out is Maiden Lane, a pedestrian-only street where stores such as Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent make their home.
- Jewelry Stores. So now is your chance if you have ever wanted to come to Tiffany. The neighborhood also has many other joy shops.
- Antique Stores. These are spread all around Union Square and include 333 Peking Arts, a top choice for antiques in Chinatown.
- Home Décor Shopping. Besides what you can find in the department stores, there are also choices in the neighborhood that include Baccarat, Villeroy & Boch, Crate & Barrel, Sur La Table and Gumps.
Today, the Square remains the heart of a vibrant and diverse community as well as a meeting place in politics and culture.
This amazing landmark is located in California’s San Francisco Bay Area and is only a short distance away from:
- Golden Gate Bridge
- Alcatraz Island
- Fisherman's Wharf
- Golden Gate Park
- PIER 39
- Lombard Street
- Chinatown Historic
- Coit Tower
All of these wonderful attractions are located just a short distance from our location, conveniently located just down the freeway at 1261 Locust St, Walnut Creek! Stop by for a visit anytime!