San Francisco Union SquareUnion Square is one of the most popular destinations in San Francisco for tourists and locals. Established in 1850, Union Square was named in honor of the Union supporters at the start of the Civil War. The square was completely renovated in 2002 to feature a welcoming promenade for special events, a seasonal ice skating rink, and outdoor seating for enjoying the urban landscape. Union Square is flanked by Powell, Sutter, Post and Geary Streets.
- World-class shopping
- Market/Powell Street cable car
- Live music
- Performing arts: American Conservatory Theatre & Golden Gate Theatre