Your Destination Guide to San Francisco

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San Francisco's shopping doesn't hinge on huge and hyper-fashionable, with the quirky and eccentric places lining the streets of the Haight, Castro, Hayes Valley and the Mission District. If big department stores and international brand name labels are more your speed, Fillmore Street and Union Square are your one-stop shopping.

San Francisco Shopping

Castro Street
  • Castro Street
  • San Francisco's Castro neighborhood is synonymous with style in the City. At the heart of it all, what else might you find but shopping, shopping, shopping? Where Castro Street meets Market and 18th lies a Mecca for awesome apparel, fabulous accessories, novelty gift stores, and more.
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Chestnut Street
  • Chestnut Street
  • Chestnut Street in San Francisco's Marina district is a boutique lover's sanctuary. One of the neighborhoods closest to the Golden Gate Bridge, Chestnut Street exudes a vivacious, fashion-forward atmosphere.
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Embarcadero Center
  • Embarcadero Center
  • Reaching up to 571 feet, the Embarcadero Center's four towers proudly mark the city's landscape. They aren't simply skyscrapers, however. Combining offices with stores and eateries, the Embarcadero Center is the only complex of its kind in the city.
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Fillmore Street
  • Fillmore Street
  • Fillmore Street serves as the commercial artery of San Francisco's fashionable Pacific Heights neighborhood.
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Ghirardelli Square
  • Ghirardelli Square
  • Ghirardelli Square is the quintessential shopping experience for anyone with a sweet tooth and a penchant for high-end style.
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Haight Street
  • Haight Street
  • Haight Street, in the area known best as Haight-Ashbury, provides a rich and eclectic shopping experience. Also known as "The Haight", the area is famous for the 1960s counter-culture movement, with hippies, beatniks and contemporaries galore.
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  • Metreon
  • With a translucent turquoise exterior and an interior spanning 350,000 square feet, the Metreon spins the entertainment center archetype into an architecturally astounding structure.
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Mission District
  • Mission District
  • The Mission is notably one of San Francisco's most diverse, lively, and colorful districts. Largely a walking and bicycle-friendly district, visitors will encounter lots of foot-travel, bicyclers, and large crowds (especially on weekends).
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North Beach / Little Italy
  • North Beach / Little Italy
  • North Beach is San Francisco's very own Little Italy: the neighborhood that tourists love to love. For shopping, this welcoming district is the perfect detour off the beaten track.
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San Francisco Shopping Centre
  • San Francisco Shopping Centre
  • This is not your average mall. On the bottommost floor lies an international cuisine food court; at the very top sits a Century Theatre multiplex. Extending from the ground level is Bloomingdale's' West Coast flagship store.
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Stonestown Galleria
  • Stonestown Galleria
  • Although the Sunset District is famously covered in a blanket of fog, the Stonestown Galleria lies at its heart and can't be missed. Due to its convenience and assortment of stores, it attracts locals from all over the area, especially from nearby schools.
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Union Square
  • Union Square
  • Energetic, chaotic, exciting—just a few words to describe the prestigious shopping blocks around Union Square; if there is a beating heart of the city, this is it.
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Valencia Street
  • Valencia Street
  • Shopping on Valencia Street provides an opportunity for a genuine cultural experience in an area where individuality thrives and chain stores are not welcome.
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