Downtown San Francisco is crowded and lively at the same time.
Union Square is the heart of San Francisco's stylish downtown shopping district, with hundreds of exclusive stores and boutiques located within a three-block radius of the square.
Dubbed 'Wall Street of the West' San Francisco financial district is home to Bank of America, Charles Schwab, and the Transamerica Corporation with its landmark, 48-floor Pyramid.
The Embarcadero Center, on the east end of downtown, features dining, shopping. Crowded Chinatown, and quieter Japantown on the outer edges of downtown also offer an extensive collection of dinning options.
Steep Nob Hill, is home to San Francisco five-star hotels offering magnificent views of the bay. Small boutique hotels and slick business hotels are also easy to find in the downtown area.