Shopping in Union Square
Union Square is one of the more popular neighborhoods of San Francisco, primarily because it is a shopping haven. San Francisco is a shoppers’ paradise, coupled with great food and a plethora of museums offering history, contemporary art, and cultural heritage. Union Square, an area that was once a massive sand dune, is now the center of shopping activity in San Francisco. The streets are often bustling with people attending concerts, viewing the art shows, patronizing the many flagship stores that line the streets of the main square.
Shopping in Union Square
Union Square is a public plaza spanning around two and a half acres, featuring art galleries, theaters, restaurants, hotels, salons and of course retail therapy which surround it. Union Square is neither the absolute upscale shopping address like Fifth Avenue Manhattan nor is it is a completely quaint place where all you would find are unique specialty shops. There is everything you can imagine at this shopping scene. You will find the utilitarian department stores and then there are the high-end retail outlets. There is a flurry of gift shops and also pricey hotels. You can eat at one of the more humble restaurants or indulge in fine dining. Union Square offers and eclectic collection of shopping, dining, and lodging.
When it comes to shopping, Union Square doesn’t disappoint. You will get to hop into Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York, Macy’s or Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale, Nordstrom and then there are the luxury goods stalwarts like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Bulgari, Loro Piana, Goyard and Dior Homme. There are many shopping hubs in San Francisco. Ghirardelli Square and Lombard Street are among the more popular with Mission District having its boutique shops as a draw. Union Square stands tall with its own propositions and is definitely a priority for most shoppers. You should also check out Westfield San Francisco Centre if you are headed to Union Square. You would find SF 49ers, Adidas, Banana Republic, Chipotle, Lego’s and Godiva among others. Union Square is also home to perennial favorites Zara, Harputs, Urban Outfitters, Herve Leger and Harajuku Hearts.
Stay at Van Ness Inn
Van Ness Inn is just two miles north of Union Square. It is equidistant from Marina District and North Beach. Van Ness Inn offers immediate access to Ghirardelli Square, Fisherman’s Wharf and the various Piers along The Bay. You can drive around the city if you want but you don’t need to feel compelled as the major tourist attractions around the hotel are well connected by public transportation. Book your accommodation online at the hotel’s website to get the lowest rates: http://www.vannessinn.com/