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Things to do in Union Square

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Union Square. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Union Square attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Union Square to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Union Square.

  • Babette

    Influenced by modernist architecture and graphic design, Babette clothing is known for its sophisticated colors, geometric shapes, and functionalit... More
  • Cantina, San Francisco

    An homage to the classic cantina and the influence of Latin American culture in San Francisco, Cantina is a local bar serving classic cocktails, as... More
  • De Vera

  • Fiona's Sweetshoppe

    When Fiona Frie moved to the United States from Scotland, she didn’t anticipate a problem finding sweets—at least to her taste. Leaving behind the ... More
  • Gump's

    Since 1861, a visit to San Francisco wasn’t complete without a wander through Gump’s, the exotic emporium crammed full of jade figurines, Chinese a... More
  • Jeanine Payer

    “Nothing is worth more than this day,” a quote from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, is one of many poetic phrases hand-engraved on Jeanine Payer’s jewe... More
  • Lang Antiques

    Even the storefront window of Lang Antiques in Union Square will make you pause in wonder at the glitter of gold and gems. Inside, the cases are ov... More
  • Three Bags Full

    Established in 1979, Three Bags Full is one of the most renowned knitwear stores in the nation. Behind a black tile and glass storefront, the inter... More
  • Vessel, San Francisco

    State-of-the-art LED lighting, an award-winning Funktion One sound system, and high-profile DJ’s make Vessel one of the city’s most popular clubs, ... More

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