Union Square
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San Francisco’s Union Square
Centered around a popular and historic park Union Square is a living postcard and lures everyone who visits San Francisco. Along with its reputation as one of the United States’ largest and most thriving retail districts, it's also home to galleries, theaters, great eating and, maybe most of all, great people watching (Alfred Hitchcock thought so too and filmed the first scenes of The Birds here). Union Square is also home to some unique San Francisco landmarks. The Xanadu Gallery is housed in San Francisco's only Frank Lloyd Wright Building. Views of the city are spectacular from the Starlight Lounge bar on the rooftop (dress code enforced, so bring that jacket), but the real jewel here is the secret 1920s Prohibition Room. This is where the good stuff was stored for the Gatsbyesque bright young things that stayed here back in the day. If you decide to continue your Prohibition themed adventure, make a reservation for Bourbon and Branch where a warren of "secret rooms," all with passwords needed to get in, await. You get your password with your reservation but you must abide by the “House Rules” that include no cell phone use and no ordering Cosmos. Before you head out for cocktails or dinner at one of Union Square’s restaurants consider stopping at the Burberry San Francisco flagship to pick up something special for the occasion. You can choose from both classic designs and the latest from recent collections.
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