Union Square, once the meeting place for rallies and protests, is the center for events, shopping, and visitors.
With a menu that features pastries, coffees, sandwiches and other fine items to go along with shaded outdoor seating, Café Rulli at Union Square is an ideal spot for the person heading to work or taking a break from a long day of shopping.
Maiden Lane is notable for its proximity to Union Square and its concentration of upscale retailers, including Chanel, Marc Jacobs, and Yves Saint Laurent. The road is closed during the daytime to traffic, allowing several cafes to open along the streets with outdoor tables located between Geary and Post streets, running east to west from Stockton to Kearny.
Union Square shopping stores are located in one of the world’s top shopping destinations full of diverse luxury outposts, local and national boutiques and major department stores. Shopping in Union Square brings something for everyone whether you’re looking to refresh your wardrobe, furnish your home, pick up a pair of Louboutins, purchase a designer handbag, or find the perfect engagement ring.
There are multiple theaters located near Union Square. The area happens to also be home to the world-famous A.C.T., the largest theater company in the San Francisco Bay Area. During the past four decades, more than 300 A.C.T. productions have been seen in the company's magnificent Beaux Arts–style theater located in the heart of San Francisco's Union Square theater district. There is a ticket booth located on Union Square where you can purchase deeply discounted same day tickets most major shows.
San Francisco is known for its growing and ever-changing art scene. Union Square boasts a variety of art galleries showcasing traditional art, fine art photography, paintings, prints, sculpture, glass, vintage art and more. During the day, local vendors set up on the square encouraging your perusal of their crafts. You can also see the Hearts installations at multiple corners of the square itself.
Located on the top floor of Macy’s, the Cheesecake Factory has one of the best views of Union Square from their outdoor balcony.