Francisco's major center of activity, Downtown, Union
Square is where you'll find most of the nationally known
department stores, as well as many of the larger hotels.
Union Square, bounded by Post, Stockton, Geary and
Powell Streets, is a handsome grassy mall and the heart
of this bustling shopping district. The blocks around
the Square - from Market to Sutter and from Montgomery to
Taylor - constitute one of the most prestigious shopping
areas of The City.
Street features live theater and fine eating
establishments, while Sutter and Post Streets highlight
some of the most sophisticated shops to be found
anywhere. Grant Avenue, with its fine shops, leads you to
world famous Chinatown. Located just off Union Square,
Maiden Lane runs east from Stockton to Kearny and is
parallel to Post and Geary Streets on either side.
Completely blocked off from through traffic, this
brick-paved alley seems a world apart from the hustle
and bustle of the rest of the downtown area.
At Market and Powell Streets you'll find the fabulous
San Francisco Shopping Centre with dozens of
internationally renowned boutiques and two major
department stores. The Crocker Galleria, another
contemporary shopping complex, is located on Sutter
Street between Kearny and Montgomery. There is
inexpensive parking available in the garage beneath
Union Square and at the Sutter-Stockton Garage.