Not especially pretty with all the construction for the new subway, so the area around Union Sq. has seen better days. The tunnel goes under Nob Hill and is functional, but don't walk through it as it is dirty and polluted. And then you emerge in packed Chinatown, a special world.
It leads you to Union Square, your hotel, shops and tons of restaurants.
This is a nice street but while we were there they had portions of the road torn up.
If you go to Union Square you'll end up on Stockton at some point.
I often find myself on Stockton Street during visits to San Francisco.This long North/South thoroughfare runs between Market and Beach streets and includes a tunnel that extends for a bit more than two blocks. Buses travel the street regularly and many can be picked up near Union Square -- an upscale shopping district.
As an architecture buff, I always like...
Stockton street is the main market street in the area of Chinatown, where fresh produce is sold from shops and stand all across it. Weird Chinese stores selling exotic foodstuff that doesn't have an English name and an Asian candy shop where only the brave dare - All this and more, on Stockton Street.
I stayed on Stockton Street for business and over the 4th of July weekend this year.
It's a relatively quiet street, but the entire length features a wide range of shops, restaurants and attractions. If you get time to walk it, it's fascinating.
San Fran...the city that never sleeps....not. We couldn't find a parking space until just before 6:00 pm and at 6:00 pm the vast majority of the shops closed. A few restaurants still open but it was a disappointment.