A little about Union Square
San Francisco Union Square boasts an extensive collection of boutique and luxury retail shops, flagship hotels, art galleries, cafes, restaurants, theatres and night clubs, all surrounding a beautiful urban park. Union Square San Francisco is a wonderful place to enjoy an afternoon of shopping, indulge in a delicious meal, sip a cup of coffee at an outdoor café, catch a show, grab drinks with friends or just people watch. All this plus a wide array of fabulous hotels where you can rest in comfort make Union Square San Francisco a gathering place and destination.
The history of Union Square
Union Square was originally a tall sand dune, and the square was later set aside to be made into a public park in 1850. Union Square got its name from the pro-Union rallies held there on the eve of the Civil War. The monument itself is also a tribute to the sailors of the United States Navy. Union Square was built and dedicated by San Francisco's first American mayor John Geary in 1850 and is so named for the pro-Union rallies that happened there before and during the United States Civil War. Since then the plaza has undergone many notable changes, one of the most significant happening in 1903 with the dedication of a 97 ft (30 m) tall monument to Admiral George Dewey's victory at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish–American War. It also commemorates U.S. President William McKinley, who had been recently assassinated.
Businesses in Union Square
Here is a collection of Union Square businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.