Union Street San Francisco

San Francisco is full of neighborhoods that I love to visit over and over again: Fisherman’s Wharf, North Beach, and Chinatown, to name a few. However, I also love to explore and discover new, less-touristed areas and neighborhoods. For that, Union Street in the Cow Hollow neighborhood definitely fits the bill.

Not to be mistaken for Union Square, Union Street – especially between Gough and Fillmore – is lined with one-of-a-kind boutiques, cafes, wine bars, and more, most of which are housed in beautifully restored, historic Victorian-style homes and buildings.

If you’re hungry, there are many restaurants on this street to choose from, including, The Italian Homemade Company, a local SF chain that makes their own pasta from scratch daily, right in the front window.

Spend an afternoon or evening popping in and out of the shops, stopping for a cup of coffee and pastry at one of the several cafes, and absorbing the mellow, unhurried atmosphere of this fun, funky shopping district.

2 Tips:

  • I love to walk in San Francisco; however, some of the hills can be daunting. If you come to one that looks especially insurmountable – just walk a block or two down and see if you can find an optional street that’s a bit more doable.
  • No matter what time of year you’re there, always bring a sweatshirt or light jacket; it can be chilly in the “City By the Bay” all year round, especially once the sun sets.

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Susan Brauer

Welcome fellow Road Warriors! Like many of you, I travel for work -- A lot! But believe it or not, I actually pretty much love it. I've become a bona fide business travel tourist by finding quick things to do when I find myself with the bits of free time that we business travelers sometimes get (i.e. after meetings and before dinner.) especially if I'm in a great city like Chicago, NY or San Francisco. Because we never have much time, this blog is all about quick, easy, inexpensive/free things to do in some of the cities I travel to along with recommendations for restaurants that are great for meals with colleagues, but also perfectly comfortable for solo dining. So maybe next time you find that you have a few minutes to yourself on a business trip, before you just automatically head for your hotel room, barricade yourself in with your computer and cell phone and order room service, you'll be inspired to become a business travel tourist and start loving your business travel too. Feel free to comment on any of my posts and let me and other readers know if you have tips, or recommendations. Happy Travels!

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