Westin St Francis Hotel Glass Elevators
For a bird’s-eye view of Union Square, aim for the front desk (in the new building), find the glass-walled tower elevators in the corner...
Ruth Asawa Fountain
Louis Vuitton is more top-of-mind than the Emancipation Proclamation, but Union Square – bordered by high-end department stores and...
TIX Bay Area
Line up at the half-price ticket booth to score cheap seats for unsold day-of or next-day shows. Check the website first, if you can,...
Artisanal Italian pastries, powerful espresso and prosciutto sandwiches at outdoor tables in Union Square.
Lonely Planet review
Views are mesmerizing from the 21st floor of the Sir Francis Drake Hotel, where khaki-clad tourists and couples on date night let down their hair and dance to live bands (weekends) or DJs (weekdays). Sundays, there's a kooky drag-show brunch (make reservations).