San Francisco November 05, 2017
10 Hidden Gems Waiting To Be Discovered Around San Francisco’s Union Square
Union Square is the unofficial heart of San Francisco. This lively square is full of shops, attractions, thrills, and more. Explore around Union Square and visit these cool spots.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. The heart sculpture
You need to visit Tony Bennett's heart sculpture, America's Greatest City By The Bay at Union Square. This sculpture and heart theme was inspired by the Tony Bennett song "I Left My Heart in San Francisco".
2. Powell Street cable car
The cable car turnaround at Powell street is a short walk from Union Square. The cable car goes through Union Square and passes all the main streets, including California Street.
3. Union Square Ice Rink
The ice rink is open 10:00 am - 11:30 pm the rest of the year and is a beautiful excuse to enjoy Union Square. Address:
333 Post St, San Francisco, 94102
4. Sears Fine Food
Grab a bite to eat at a San Francisco institution. Sears has been a favorite amongst tourists and locals alike for over 75 years. The restaurant is near Union Square:
439 Powell St, San Francisco, 94102
5. Magic Bus
The Summer of Love Magic Bus Experience starts at Union Square. Learn about hippies, Beatniks and the rock 'n' roll movement. More information about the
Magic Bus Tour
6. Nespresso Boutique Cafe
Grab a cup of coffee from Nespresso, the fine purveyors of quality and style. The Nespresso boutique bar is an urban and modernistic cafe with food, coffee, and Nespresso products. Address:
90 Grant Avenue, San Francisco
7. Mechanics' Institute Library and Chess Room
The Mechanics' Institute Library and Chess Room is a historic building located in the heart of San Francisco near Union Square. This is a a quiet refuge from the city. Address:
57 Post Street, San Francisco
8. Free SF Tour
A free tour in San Francisco that is also the best guided tour of the city. This tour starts at Union Square and it is fun and insightful if you want to know some curious facts about the city.
9. Westfield San Francisco Centre
Located just two blocks from Union Square, Westfield San Francisco Centre has become one of the most enticing downtown shopping spots. If you're in need of food then visit the food court or simply stroll around the mall.
10. Cheesecake Factory
This Cheesecake Factory location has a great view of Union Square. Grab a dessert and enjoy the view because this Cheesecake location is on the top floor of Macy's which overlooks Union Square.
Have you been to Union Square? Let us know. Share this post! If you’re into outdoor adventures in the city then check out
This Stairway That is Unique in San Francisco.