Sunrise view of Golden Gate Bridge
March 12, 2020
| By
Maria Mancuso

Visit San Francisco: San Francisco Visitor FAQs #2

In this latest San Francisco Travel Blog article, ‘Visit San Francisco: San Francisco Visitor FAQs #2’ we provide you with answers to questions to help you make the most of your next visit to San Francisco.

San Francisco is an amazing city to visit any time of the year but with so much to see and do in San Francisco, so you are sure to have questions. In this latest San Francisco Travel Blog article, ‘Visit San Francisco: San Francisco Visitor FAQs #2’ features the second entry to some of the top questions and answers you may have about your visit.

Let’s get started!

Q: What are some recommended restaurants located within walking distance of your Union Square Hotel?  
A: Hotel Union Square is located in the heart of San Francisco’s Union Square district which is a hub for many great restaurants; Sushi, Steakhouses, Italian, American and more, here are some favorites:

  • Kin Khao – Thai: 55 Cyril Magnin St, San Francisco, CA 94102 – 1 Block
  • Amber – Indian: 25 Yerba Buena Ln, San Francisco, CA 94103 – 2 Blocks
  • The Saratoga – American: 1000 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109 - .7 Miles
  • Morton’s Steakhouse – Steakhouse: 400 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102 – 2 Blocks
  • Hops & Hominy – Southern: 1 Tillman Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108 - .7 Miles
  • White Horse Restaurant – Comfort Food/Tavern: 635 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102 – 4 Blocks
  • Cheesecake Factory – American: 251 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102 - 2 Blocks
  • Dirty Habit – New American: 12 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94103 – 1 Block
  • Homeskillet San Francisco – Quirky American: 1001 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103 – 4 Blocks
  • Tycoon Thai – Thai: 620 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94109 – 7 Blocks
  • Maestro’s Steakhouse – Steakhouse: 399 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102 – 2 Blocks
  • Villion – American: 1100 Market Street Entrance at, 45 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94102 - .6 Miles
  • The Keystone Steakhouse – Steakhouse: 68 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94103 – 3 Blocks

Q: How far is your hotel the Top San Francisco Attractions?
A: Hotel Union Square is close to many fantastic things to do and see in San Francisco, here are some top examples:

  • Chinatown: 1 Mile
  • Fisherman’s Wharf: 2 Miles
  • Union Square: 1 Block
  • Aquarium at the Bay: 2.3 Miles
  • Golden Gate Bridge Park: 5 Miles
  • Pier 39: 2.3 Miles
  • San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park: 1.7 Miles
  • Lombard Street: 2 Miles
  • The Embarcadero: 1.5 Miles
  • Golden Gate Park: 3.5 Miles
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: .6 Miles
  • Moscone Center: 0.7 Miles
  • San Francisco Zoo and Gardens: 13 Miles
  • The Presidio: 4.6 Miles

San Francisco is an amazing city to visit any time of the year and with so much to do, see and discover in San Francisco, you are sure to have questions - this 'San Francisco Visitor FAQs' gives you answers to some of your most often asked questions!

Q: How far is your Union Square Hotel from the San Francisco Airport?
A: San Francisco International Airport is located 13 miles south of downtown San Francisco near San Bruno and Millbrae in San Mateo County. The airport is 14 miles and approximately 25 minutes from Hotel Union Square. San Francisco International Airport is the second largest airport in California behind Los Angeles International Airport.  

Q: What are some of the best Shops and Boutiques near your hotel?
A: Hotel Union Square is located near many of the best major retailers, boutique shops in San Francisco, some include:

  • Westfield San Francisco Center – Major Shopping Mall: 865 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103 – 2 Blocks
  • Urban Outfitters: 80 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102 – 1 Block
  • Boss Shop: 120 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108 – 1 Block
  • ADIDAS: 865 Market St Suite 121 & 211, San Francisco, CA 94103 – 1 Block
  • Timberland: 845 Market St Suite 145, San Francisco, CA 94103 – 1 Block
  • Target: 789 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103 – 2 Blocks
  • Disney Store: 39 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108 – 1 Block
  • Ross Dress for Less: 799 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103 – 1 Block
  • Marshall’s: 760 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102 – 1 Block
  • Van’s: 865 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103 – 2 Blocks
  • Nordstrom Rack: 901 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103 – 3 Blocks

Q: We are Coffee Fanatics! Are there any great Coffee Shops near your San Francisco Hotel?
A: We love great Coffee too and you’re in luck, San Francisco is home to many great shops, here are a few:

  • Peet’s Coffee: 773 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102 – 2 Blocks
  • Iron Horse Coffee: 25 Maiden Ln, San Francisco, CA 94108 – 2.5 Blocks
  • Starbucks: 66 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94108 – 2.5 Blocks
  • Bluestone Lane Coffee Shop: 685 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103 – 3 Blocks
  • Blue Bottle Coffee Shop: 66 Mint St, San Francisco, CA 94103 – 2 Blocks
  • Cup-a-Joe Coffee Shop: 896 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109 – 5 Blocks
  • Golden Coffee Shop: 901 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109 – 5 Blocks
  • Taylor Street Coffee Shop: 375 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102 – 3 Blocks

Q: We enjoy theater and live performance art, comedy clubs, etc. Can you recommend any venues near your hotel?
A: Of course, we have several very popular venues close by, here are a few:

  • San Francisco Cinematheque: 55 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102 – 4 Blocks
  • Golden Gate Theater: 1 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102 – 4 Blocks
  • Curran Theater: 445 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102 – 2 Blocks
  • IMAX: 135 4th St #3000, San Francisco, CA 94103 – 3 Blocks
  • Phyllis Wattis Theater: 151 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103 – 4 Blocks
  • Orpheum Theatre: 1192 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102 – 6 Blocks
  • Punchline Comedy Club: 444 Battery St, San Francisco, CA 94111 – 1.5 Miles
  • Cobb's Comedy Club: 915 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133 – 1.5 Miles
  • Cheaper Than Therapy Comedy Club: 533 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102  - 3 Blocks
  • Downtown Comedy Theater: 287 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94102 – 2 Blocks
  • The Set Up Comedy Club: 222 Hyde St #3324, San Francisco, CA 94102 – 7 Blocks

Q: If we do not rent a car, how can we get around San Francisco?
A: There are several great ways to get around San Francisco, they include:

  • Bus/Muni: The San Francisco Bus System is a cheap and efficient way to get across the city.  The Muni can be crowded in rush hours, early morning and end of the business day.
  • Bike Rental:  What better way to enjoy exploring San Francisco than doing so on a Bike?  Guests can rent Bikes like those offered by JUMP and Lyft. After a successful test program, the city of San Francisco deemed the program a success and the city has approved an expansion on the program.  
  • Uber/Lyft:  Uber and Lyft are obviously very popular rideshare providers in many cities across the United States as they are in San Francisco. The upside is that by using the Uber App, you can know the total cost of the fare and time to pick up and drop off.  Uber can be a bit costly depending on demand and ‘surge periods’ but you can be assured that a ride is only minutes away.
  • BART: The BART System is also a great way to travel to other areas just outside the city of San Francisco, Berkeley, the San Francisco Airport, etc.
  • Cable Cars: These iconic Cable Cars are popular modes of transportation that can take you to many of the most popular parts of the city and attractions, including Union Square, Chinatown, Ghirardelli Square, Fisherman’s Wharf and others.
  • Walking: Walking is a great way to discover San Francisco. There are many areas of the city that are great for walking, including Union Square area, Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown and North Beach are easy walks. 
  • Hop on/Hop Off Bus Tours: This may be our favorite way to get around the city and to see all the best things the city has to offer.  These double-decker buses begin their tours at Fisherman’s Wharf and makes stops across San Francisco and even into Sausalito, and riders can hop off the bus at any stop along the way to explore all the things to do in the area. The Hop on/Hop off Bus Tour offers 1-Day and 2-Day Passes.  The 1-Day Pass gives riders access to all the city routes and Sausalito. The 2-Day Pass gives riders access to all the city routes, Sausalito, beach and park areas as well as the night tours.  For the price and experience, it is tough to beat.

 
This latest San Francisco Travel Blog article, ‘Visit San Francisco: San Francisco Visitor FAQs #2’  provides you with insight to some of the top questions asked by our guests.

We will publish future, follow up articles with more popular ‘Questions & Answers’ to help you make the most of your next visit to San Francisco.

Visit our San Francisco Visitor’s Guide for more recommendations for all there is to do, see and experience when visiting San Francisco.

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