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Blackburn, England, United Kingdom
December 17, 2011
From journal More things to see in San Francisco
May 6, 2007
From journal Back to the Bay
Charlotte, North Carolina
October 19, 2006
From journal 3 Days in San Francisco, CA
August 3, 2006
From journal San Francisco and Wine Country
San Francisco, California
January 22, 2006
From journal San Francisco Livin'
July 11, 2005
From journal San Fran at a Glance …
new york, New York
January 12, 2005
Union Square is the main shopping area in the city. It’s usually busy and hectic, but you can find every major store in a few square blocks.
To get to Union Square by BART, you would get off at the Powell station to emerge right in the middle of all of the stores. If interested, this is where one of the cable car turnarounds is located, along with the lengthy line of people waiting to jump on (see the Quick Tips section of this journal to avoid waiting in line). Getting there by MUNI is easily done with a MUNI map--many of the MUNI bus lines will take you to Union Square. If driving, there are three affordable parking garages nearby: Union Square garage (333 Post Street), Ellis O’Farrell garage (123 O’Farrell Street), and Fifth & Mission garage (833 Mission Street).
I like to park at the Fifth & Mission garage, since it’s a little less hectic than the other garages, which are either right in the middle of Union Square (prepare for a wait to get into the garage there) or right near Macy’s (lots of pedestrians to watch out for). From the Fifth & Mission garage, a good walking route is to head to Nordstrom and the mall first, then browse the stores along Powell until you hit Macy’s and Union Square park. Making your way around the park, you’ll find great boutiques and specialty stores. Walk back on a street parallel to Powell, like Stockton. With this route, you’ll see most of the major stores and get a good sense of area.
From journal San Francisco: Returning Home
Auckland, United Kingdom
January 7, 2003
Foley's is the obligatory Irish bar with draft Guinness and cider. It serves food in the evening, and if you sit at a table and don't order any, you will be asked to move to the bar. It's a bit of a strange crowd there, depending on the music. It seems to have live music most nights, ranging from cover bands to cowboy music. On a good night, it's a lot of fun.
Lefty O'Douls is a baseball-themed bar, once owned by the aforementioned. It serves basic, cheap food--think school dinners--and drinks. The TV is always tuned to a game. It's certainly not pretentious.
If you fancy something a little more fancy (and expensive), Le Continental is at Post and Taylor streets, down a little alleyway. It's a restaurant/bar, and on a warm day, it's great to sit out in the wicker chairs amongst the greenery and listen to the very chilled-out music in the upstairs bar.
From journal San Francisco - good times