San Francisco Visitors Blog

Visit our San Francisco Visitors Blog for interesting and informative articles on all there is to do, see and experience during your next visit to San Francisco!

Whether you're coming for a short visit or an extended stay, our blog provides useful information about dining, shopping, attractions, and more. Browse articles about nearby restaurants, shopping, and events. 

Check back often as you plan your visit to our vibrant city as new posts are added often. The staff at Hotel Union Square is here to help you make the most of your visit and to ensure that you have everything you need during your stay. Look through our blog, view our Guest Rooms, and take a peek at our photo gallery.

Also feel free ask our helpful staff for additional tips about shopping, dining, and the most popular things to do in San Francisco!

View our San Francisco Visitors Guide to help plan your next visit!

Activities

This San Francisco Visitors Blog article, ‘San Francisco Things to Do: Visit Alcatraz’ gives you insight on what to expect and how to have a great time visiting this top San Francisco attraction.

June 30, 2019
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Maria Mancuso
You can see it from almost anywhere along the waterfront, from Fisherman’s Wharf and from the ferry’s traveling across the bay. It’s Alcatraz, or ‘The Rock’ as it was called and made famous by the movie of the same name.  No matter what you call it, Alcatraz has long been a top San Francisco attract... Read more >
Activities

This San Francisco Visitors Blog article, ‘San Francisco Visitor FAQs’ provides answers to many popular questions about Visiting San Francisco and making the most of your next visit!

June 7, 2019
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Maria Mancuso
This latest San Francisco Visitors Blog article, ‘Visit San Francisco: San Francisco Visitor FAQs’ features some of the top questions and answers you may have about your visit. Let’s get started...Read more >
Activities

This San Francisco Visitors Blog article, ‘Things to do in San Francisco: Top Things to do in Union Square,’ provides you with just a few of the things you can do, see and experience in this very special San Francisco neighborhood.

May 30, 2019
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Maria Mancuso
Union Square is a popular central neighborhood in San Francisco. This gathering place is just one block from Hotel Union Square and is home to major department stores like Macy’s and Saks 5th Avenue...Read more >
Restaurants

This article, ‘Things to do in San Francisco: 5 Top Coffee Shops in San Francisco,’ gives you a list of some of the best, most unique and ‘can’t be missed’ shops who specialize in art of the brewed bean!

May 21, 2019
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Maria Mancuso
Enjoying coffee has become something just short of a religion and finding the next best ‘Coffee Shop’ is a welcomed journey filled with ‘hits and misses’ and we almost don’t want to find ‘the perfect cup’ – because for some, it is all about the journey and delicious coffee...Read more >
Activities

San Francisco is one of the most popular cities to visit in the United States, and this article, ‘9 Best Free Things to do in San Francisco’ gives you a list of some of the best ‘Free’ things to do in our beautiful city!

May 5, 2019
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Maria Mancuso
This article, ‘9 Best Free Things to do in San Francisco’ presents you with options for some of the best things to do in San Francisco, that are free, or cost you very little to enjoy...Read more >
Activities

San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities and this article, ‘Best Photo Spots in San Francisco’ gives you a list of locations and tips to capture the perfect ‘Instagrammable Photo.’

April 25, 2019
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Maria Mancuso
San Francisco has an unlimited number of great photo spots, and this list is in no way a complete list, but in this article, ‘Best Photo Spots in San Francisco’ we focus on giving you just a few of the very best photo spots...Read more >