Union Square

San Francisco Shopping

About 15 minutes by car from The Metro Hotel is Union Square in San Francisco, one of city’s most famous shopping spots. The charming streets in this area are full of diverse and unique finds as well as some of the biggest global luxury brands.


With more than a hundred shops scattered around the Square and region, it's easy to find a store for every type of shopper. From boutiques to favorite retailers, you can shop for accessories and apparel, cosmetics, children's clothing, electronics, home accessories, pets, and so much more. Just a taste of some of the retailers located within Union Square include:

  • Levi's (Flagship Location)
  • Macy's
  • Jimmy Choo
  • Brooks Brothers
  • GameStop
  • Williams-Sonoma
  • Armani Exchange
  • Ted Baker
  • Jin Wang Bridal
  • MAC Cosmetics
  • Whisky Shop
  • Burberry
  • Valentino
  • Emporio Armani
  • Swarovski
  • Tiffany & Co.


Whether you're going for a romantic dinner or after-shopping cocktails you won't have a hard time finding a spot for dining, you'll just have a hard time narrowing down your options! Grab a quick coffee or sample the savory sweets as you explore Union Square. Some of the dining options include:

  • Starbucks - multiple locations
  • Tap (415)
  • Biscuits and Blues
  • Café Claude
  • Urban Picnic
  • Cable 55
  • Tian Sing Chinese Restaurant
  • Golden Gate Tap Room
  • Powell Street Pizza & Pasta
  • Sugarfina
  • Cheesecake Factory
  • The Starlight Room
  • Mikaku Restaurant
  • Akiko's Sushi Bar
  • 398 Brasserie


From hosting concerts to Film Night in San Francisco and pop-up shops, there's always something fun going on around Union Square. The Square is immensely popular in the winter when it lights up with sparkling lights and a giant Christmas tree to celebrate the festive holiday season.

Getting There

It's easy to get to Union Square by car; it has 10 parking areas and garages around the shopping district, with hourly parking starting around $6 or $30 for the day. You can also take the cable cars for $6 a ride with stops along Powell Street. MUNI metro and buses also service the area with the metro stop at Powell St. Station and several stops for buses in Union Square. If you're already out and about, a walk to the district is easy from Yerba Buena Gardens, Chinatown, Lombard Street, Nob Hill, Fisherman's Wharf, and North Beach.


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