San Francisco Union Square
Encircled by Powell, Post & Stockton, Geary and lots more is the
United States’ pride- third largest shopping area: the Union
Square. What started off as a public plaza in 1849, today stands
as an arbor of the prime collections of chic boutiques, art
galleries, departmental stores, tourist ornament shops and
salons! Thus, its stands tall as the one of the world’s leading
shopping area and the most visited tourist locations of
California. Adding the sparkle to the plaza are the single-act
theatres, grand hotels, petite inns, majestic repertories!
Originally, this handsome plaza was dedicated by the first
American mayor of San Francisco John Geary in 1850 and came to
be called as the ‘Union Square’ owing to the pro-union rallies
that were carried out here before and during the United States
Civil War. After that, the plaza underwent innumerous changes
with many big and small events that took place in and around the
With years put into its resurrection as one of the world’s most
desirable shopping regions, the Union Square still retains its
role as the ceremonial ‘Coeur’ of San Francisco. Many events,
shows, public concerts, art shows, private parties, spontaneous
protests and the annual Christmas celebrations are given a
platform at the Union Square.
you just intend to look around, an hour or two should be
sufficient. But shopaholics beware! This place just engulfs you
into its charm for you would just go on shopping for hours,
tirelessly and sans getting bored! You could take almost the
whole day or even more to shop just what you want; or maybe even
what you just saw and desired.
The best time to visit this happening
shopping plaza of San
Francisco is the Christmas with all shops ornamented at its best
and offering everything your heart desires for and off the
Christmas. Those who frenzy clothing, gear up for you’re at the
right place. The stores offer much in clothing, art works and
home articles. Open your wallets and purses wide, for the
quality is as promising as its price.
So, which are the best places to stop?
Fine-looking shops gladly welcome you on the side streets. The
Geary Street adorns the Britex Fabrics who cater a range of
amazing mind-boggling array of fabrics. The Gump’s Department
Store at the Post is yet another site where San Franciscans have
thrived on since the 1860s.
The San Francisco Shopping Centre and the Nordstrom’s are
amazing destinations in themselves, located near the Powell
Street and the market street.
What if I am done with them?
Well, around the plaza are many locations to stop by and have
some quality time out. First, within the plaza itself, you can
come across the TIX, a half price ticket booth; watch you
desired play or show without shelling out those huge dollars! At
the far end of the area is the Emporio Rulli, a cool kiosk
serving coffees and pastries; just sit and laze around watching
shoppers hop and skip with their bags!
Square and the St. Francis Hotel are too worth a look around.
The Maiden Lane and the Neiman Marcus are yet other sites that
warmly welcome tourists!
Words fall short for this beautiful and enjoyable plaza. Perhaps
you could plan a wedding-shopping trip just to the Union Plaza
for it has loads to offers and even more to give away!