San Francisco: Shopping

For shopaholics San Francisco offers some of the best shopping in California. There are up-market department stores around Union Square including Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. Several streets have great boutique shopping such as Union Street and Upper Fillmore Streets, as well as Hayes Valley. Also worth a visit is the impressive Westfield San Francisco Centre on Market Street. This shopping centre has ten levels and boasts around 400 stores, include the well known Bloomingdales and Nordstrom’s. Some of the more touristy areas such as Chinatown or Ghirardelli Square have some wonderful shops. Even Haight Street (of the 1960s Haight and Asbury fame) is a busy shopping area with some great esoteric shops and excellent vintage clothing boutiques.