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lovely place

This is fill of restraints, bars, and shopping of every thing you can think of, the place picturesque, its a short walk from Russian hill and lombard street. You will be here for... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2016
jen m
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Wound up here to go to a restaurant that didn't take brunch reservations, so had lots of time to stroll the streets before our wait to be seated was over. Lots of interesting shops, a few chains thrown in (e.g., Sephora), but most local retailers with interesting items to sell. Worth exploring.

Thank PlatinumHoney
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Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

You must walk around this fabulous area. Beautiful buildings as well as amazing boutique shops and restaurants. Highly recommend

Thank Kimborella
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 May 2016

This is fill of restraints, bars, and shopping of every thing you can think of, the place picturesque, its a short walk from Russian hill and lombard street. You will be here for some time as there are a few streets leading off the main drag. Worth the visit

Thank jen m
Tucson, Arizona
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1,759 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,103 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2016

We ambled into Cow Hollow after looking at Victorian houses in Presidio Heights. The Painted Ladies here didn't seem quite as grand, but they were still worth a look. We visited on a national holiday so I noted many residents out and about. They seemed to be 20- and 30-somethings. The big drawing card for tourists here would be Cow... More 

1 Thank Rumples
Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Great fun to walk around this funky neighborhood. We LOVED the Twig Gallery at 2162 Union Street and bought a fabulous mermaid clock along with some other fun souvenirs. The owner, Keith Chamberlain, boxed it all up and mailed it to us so we did not have to carry it home. Nearby we also found an amazing consignment store with... More 

Thank kalis43
san francisco
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104 reviews
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Reviewed 14 June 2015

Cow Hollow is a funky elite (aka expensive) neighborhood with lots of botiques, restaurants, and specialty stores. Nice to walk around but make sure if you plan on doing more than looking it will be costly.

Thank jserramcorder
United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 March 2015

This is an area for budget motels where you can find cheaper accommodation and free parking, useful if you have a rental car. Its easy from here to get to the Golden Gate Bridge and to Fisherman's Wharf. The area was once known for field were cows grazed.

1 Thank PrestonGuild
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2015

We wanted an economical alternative to staying in downtown SFO for a few nights before my conference (downtown) began. What a GREAT area Cow Hollow is! It is mostly residential, but there are neighborhood bars, shops, restaurants around. It was perfect. Nothing too touristy like Fish Wharf. Everything felt more local and we loved the food and places. Would definitely... More 

3 Thank Author_Elaine
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

My wife and I spent in evening in this area and we're sadly unimpressed. It was quiet, dark, and only mildly interesting...and this was during a Saturday night amidst the Xmas break. It's very local-ish. But would have preferred to have been in North Beach or Union Square having now seen it.

2 Thank Clubgoldberg
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

Lots of cool shops and restaurants known as Union Street Shops. Recommend spending a bit of time here. Ther are lots of young people giving this area a lot of energy. There is no reason to spend every night on the Wharf, so give this a visit.

1 Thank LiketoeatCincinnati

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