Most travelers spend time in or at least pass through Union Square when visiting San Francisco. After all, this is the city's central hub for shopping, hotels, restaurants, and theater. Built and dedicated by Mayor John Geary in 1850 and named for the pro-Union rallies that happened there before and during the U.S. Civil War, Union Square is a park and plaza downtown; the name also refers to the park's surrounding neighborhood, the most central area of San Francisco.
In addition to the many well-known visitors’ spots here, Union Square actually has some hidden attractions. Just off the park is the only Frank Lloyd Wright building in San Francisco, a place to watch a fashion show while you eat lunch, and the spot to take in a rockin' Gospel church choir.
Check out all the great things to do in Union Square here: