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Hip to Be Square

Hip to Be Square

Start your San Francisco adventure by checking into your room or suite at the Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square hotel. Whether you’re in the historic (and recently renovated) Landmark Building or the contemporary Tower Building, you’re conveniently located in the center of town.

After unpacking, head downstairs and explore Union Square. Union Square is the epicenter of classic shopping in San Francisco: Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Barney’s, and Saks Fifth Avenue are the four closest options. Just down the hill on Market Street, Westfield’s San Francisco Centre is home to other department stores such as Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom. This part of the city has smaller luxury boutiques, too: Allsaints, Hermès, and Louis Vuitton are among brands with standalone storefronts within a few blocks of the square.

End your first day in the City by the Bay with dinner at a local icon: Zuni Café. Food at this restaurant is renowned for its simplicity; favorite dishes include a simple Caesar salad, a dozen Kumamoto oysters, and roast chicken for two, served with a savory bread salad and bitter greens. The late chef Judy Rodgers’ legacy lives on with the café’s delicious meals.