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If you are planning to make your visit to San Francisco, then you should not miss Union Square. The neighborhood is located in the southern part of Chinatown and northern part of SoMa, and is a funky and fun rest stopover for both locals and travelers. And if you love to go to parks, you should really not miss the Union Square Park which is located at the epicenter of Union Square. The open space environment of the park is decorated with lots of palm trees. Aside from this, you will also found many art installations in Union Square Park such as the sculptures that are resemble a heart which are created by artists for the project called Hearts in San Francisco.

Union Square is popular spot if you want to see Broadway babies due to lots or nearby theaters in the district. And if you are looking for attractions guides, it is best for you to visit the website as it offers lots of resource and information about the performances, area maps which are for free, foodie tops and transit passes.

If you are a shopaholic, then Union Square will serve as a delight for you as there are lots of shops in the area such as Tiffany & Co. and Prada among others. You will surely love the place as you can visit variety of shops that offer different lines of products that will surely catch your attention. And when you are done and almost wasted from shopping, you can have your break at the Emporio Rulli Café at the park which features lots of seating in an open air environment.

You will not experience any hassle when it comes to parking space for your vehicle as there is a garage where you can park your automobile directly underneath the park and the entire neighborhood. However, there is a small problem about the traffic as roads around Union Square are quite congested, so it is advisable that you just commute or enjoy a stroll towards the park for you to enjoy the scenery.

Victoria MonumentYou will never find a dull moment in Union Square as the area is full of beautiful landmarks and one of them is the Victoria Monument. The Corinthian column is located at the Union Square’s and it is topped with Victoria’s statue. This landmark also commemorates the 1898 victory of Admiral George Dewey at the battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War.

Union Square is a very interesting place to visit as there are lots of place where you can enjoy. The area is also considered as the central shopping district and theater district, as there are lots of boutiques and theaters within the vicinity of the area. And if you love art works, Union Square will also provide you with beautiful work of art as there are also lots of art galleries that showcase the amazing works of regional artist.

With all these places that Union Square has to offer, you have the reason to probably include the area in your itinerary or activities once you visit San Francisco.

Location/MapUnion Square San Francisco, CA 94108