Fillmore Street Named One of America's Best Shopping Streets
By: Dan Rosenbaum
Shopping during the holidays easily top list as one of the most stressful things to do. In San Francisco, you have plenty of neighborhoods to do your shopping in. Union Square, the Marina and Haight-Ashbury have always been the classic places to shop, but a new city strip has risen above the rest lately, Fillmore Street. Located between Japantown and Pacific Heights, this street has been named one of America's best shopping streets by US News. Here's is what they had to say:
"Counterbalancing New York as a coastal heavyweight, San Francisco (with some assistance from Los Angeles) establishes West Coast culture. However, shopping in San Fran is surprisingly decentralized: While the Union Square area hosts the most recognizable stores, Fillmore Street is the best place to catch the up-and-coming trends. The stretch between Jackson Street and Geary Street is lined with retailers and eateries, waiting to be explored. And unlike other commercial areas, Fillmore appeals to those with varied interests; it has three quaint bookstores, three flower shops and even three hardware outlets scattered among the upscale clothiers. Like Boston's Newbury Street, Fillmore Street gets into the spirit with a "Holiday Stroll" in December, when you can enjoy festive entertainment, sweets and discounts."
Filmore Street not only keeps up with the holiday pace, but is also a great street to shop on year-round.
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