Union Street in San Francisco offers a variety of dining, entertainment and shopping venues for locals and tourists to enjoy. The entire street has over 200 shops and galleries and over 40 dining choices. Union Street covers nine city blocks starting with Steiner Street and ending at Van Ness Ave. There are several points of interest including the Octagon House, Allyne Park, and the Moscone Recreation Center.
The Octagon House, located at 2645 Gough Street is a historic house-museum featuring colonial art, décor and documents. Allyne Park is located at the intersection of Green and Union and offers a variety of activities for people of all ages. It is a small park that covers less than one acre and features a garden. It is a favorite spot for small gatherings and people who want to enjoy a warm summer day. The Moscone recreation center is a 12 acre park that was renamed after the San Francisco mayor who was murdered in the late 1970's. the park has softball fields, tennis courts, putting greens, batting cages, and a full size indoor basketball court with bleachers.
The best time to visit Union Street is during the summer when the warm weather abounds. The street is also host to several festivals during the summer and is twice per year closed to vehicle traffic.