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Geary and Powell, San Francisco, CA 94102.


  • Union Square

    $10.00 for $20.00 - Emperor Norton's Fantastic Sf Time Machine Walking Tour


    Take a tour through San Francisco's history with one of its most colorful characters. Emperor .. read moreNorton was a prominent businessman who lost it all on a bad investment. He responded to his failure by declaring himself "Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico. " Rather than dismissing him, San Francisco embraced him, treating him as royalty and accepting his self-created currency. Tour guide Joseph Amster incorporates his journalistic and acting talents to provide a one-of-a-kind tour, taking on the persona of Emperor Norton and introducing you to the history of the city's most unique and interesting sites through the eyes of this larger-than-life unofficial city mascot.

    • Added 12/28/14 by goldstar | Purchase by: 03/05/15
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based on 66 reviews

K. K.
Went too many times to count. Highlights was going with my mentors--Mike, Estelle. They showed me their favorite spots of SF, and this was one the both...

Emily Y.
*Last Yelp review of 2014, and rounding out my year of 100 reviews!* Ah Union Square, the shopping mecca of San Francisco, temporary home to absolutely...

Lianne W.
Each year, my family and friends take out time to come to Union Square during the holidays. The lights are always so beautiful, and decorations get prettier...
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Travel Channel
Union Square is a haven for shoppers: look in any direction and you will see upscale department stores. Nearby, visitors can hop onto a cable car on Powell Street.
Valentine's Day Movie
The perfect place to hop on a cable car for the quintessential downtown San Francisco tour. Try to get a spot on the outside of the car for the best views. #vday
Watch out for homeless crack heads.
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rating 3.8 out of 5
Mona Ward
We arrived in San Francisco only to find out the car we thought we had rented was not available. I called Steve in reservations from the hotel, and he told us exactly how to take the train to the hotel, then helped us find our way once we got into the Union Square. Once there, Ruben, our concierge h....
Joe Norton
Courteous staff and complimentary wine at check in. Small room but nice bed and great location. Definitely recommend for the price if your in this area.
Orry León
Our stay at Hotel Union Square was phenomenal. We were lucky enough to stay in the penthouse suite and greatly enjoyed the rooftop balcony. The contemporary decor was right up our alley. The little window in the shower provided an awesome view of the city. The staff, concierge, and hotel manager wer....
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