S.F. Bay Area — No. California
San Francisco Attractions
- Art Galleries & Theaters
- Free Live Entertainment (Apr-Oct)
- Shopping Areas
- TIX Bay Area Half-Price Tickets
- Union Square Holiday Ice Rink
- Union Square Holiday Tree Lighting
- Union Square Restaurants
Union Square is one of the oldest big city
squares on the
West Coast — dating back to the 1850s, just after
Gold Rush. Art shows, live
entertainment and special events
are held at Union Square throughout the year — we love
coming here to shop, eat, browse the art galleries, and people-watch.
A four-level parking garage sits directly underneath
Union Square — the first underground parking facility
in the world, originally built in 1941 as a bomb shelter during
Art Galleries & Theaters
Many fine local art galleries are dotted along Geary St, just off Union Square — if you like pop culture, be sure to check out the San Francisco Art Exchange — the leading gallery for original rock art and photography. We also like the Weinstein Gallery. Popular theaters include the Curran and ACT (American Conservatory Theater), both located on Geary Blvd.
TIX Bay Area
Half-Price Theater Tickets
and Visitor Information Center
TIX Bay Area walk-up box office sells half-price tickets on the day of performance and full-price tickets in advance to select events.
"Union Square Live"
Annual Festival of Free Outdoor Performances
— April thru' October
Union Square Live runs from Spring-Fall and features live music, dancing, outdoor
movies and FUN entertainment at Union Square.
Sundays at 2pm-4pm
Additional show times may be added during Summer months for various Art Festivals on the Square. Free admission
Premier Shopping Destination
Located in the heart of San Francisco, Union Square
is the Bay Area's premier shopping destination featuring
luxury high-end fashion boutiques, major retail stores, specialty
fine jewelry stores, gourmet restaurants, top hotels and theaters.
Check out San Francisco's famous hills ride
a Cable Car from Union Square (at Powell
and Market) and explore the city. If you feel like walking, Chinatown, North
Beach and South of Market are all within easy walking distance.
Enjoy more shopping at the San
Francisco Shopping Centre, located just off Union Square.
Visit the nearby Crocker
a three-level dining and shopping complex, located beneath a dome of windows.
It's a popular place for a low-cost lunch during the work week.
Westfield Shopping Center is one of our favorite places to shop in San Francisco — it's the largest urban shopping mall this side of the
impressive multi-level atrium mall features over 170 Stores, a
Gourmet Food Market, Upscale Restaurants, a Food Emporium,
the largest Day
in the city (Burke Williams Spa), a 9-screen Century Theaters multiplex — there's
even a full-service Concierge Desk to help with info and
Union Square Holiday Ice Rink
Union Square Holiday
Union Square is a FUN place to visit, particularly during the
festive Holiday Season — we love coming here to shop, eat,
Macy's Union Square
Tree Lighting Ceremony
Get a jump-start on your Holiday Shopping and visit Union
Square for its annual "day-after Thanksgiving" Macy's Tree
Lighting Ceremony. All-day festivities usually begin around noon.
The Tree Lighting Ceremony starts at approximately 6pm. Free admission.
Info and Pictures of Macy's Union Square Tree Lighting Ceremony
Union Square Restaurants
Bar - Hubert Keller
(Macy's 6th Floor)
Cheesecake Factory -
Al fresco dining and view
E&O Trading Company
Emporio Rulli Cafe
Denton's Starlight Room
(Drag Queen Brunch on Sundays)
Fine Foods — famous
for its delicious dollar-size pancakes
Express — Macy's
Cellar (Basement), Union Sqare
Click here to see photos of the nearby Clift Hotel's Lobby and it's
FUN upscale Bar, the Redwood Room. The hotel also houses the HOT
Asia de Cuba restaurant.