Washington Square

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Every day at around 8AM-10AM, locals practice tai-chi, the martial art and meditation practice. Different sections of the park will host everything from jazzercise to sword-play. Sunny days will bring out locals lounging on their blankets. Art fairs are frequent, and the oyster-beer fair in March is very popular. The park used to be a favorite among the Beat poets as well ? Jack Kerouac used to hang out here frequently enjoying the sunshine with a bottle of port.



About Washington Square

 Filbert St & Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

 Nearest Transit: Embarcadero

 +1 415-274-0291


Washington Square and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Union Square San Francisco

Union Square San Francisco(1.5 km)
Union Square is a commercial and cultural hub in downtown San Francisco, named after the pro-Union rallies held here during the Civil War.

Alcazar Theater

Alcazar Theater(1.6 km)
Built in 1911 in honor of the Shriners (Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine); this Byzantine-style Islamic temple (now a 500 seat theater showing Broadway and off-Broadway shows), is now a historical city landmark.

San Francisco City Hall

San Francisco City Hall(2.5 km)
Designed by Arthur Brown Jr.

San Francisco Symphony

San Francisco Symphony(2.7 km)
San Francisco has an excellent symphony orchestra, with Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) as the principal conductor.

United Nations Plaza

United Nations Plaza(2.4 km)
The UN Charter was signed in the Civic Center in 1945, and this plaza was constructed in honor of its ideology and is ironically over the site of the original San Francisco City Cemetery.

Herbst Theater

Herbst Theater(2.6 km)
Herbst Theater, next to the Opera house in the similarly-styled War Memorial Veteran's building is host to a wide variety of activities.

San Francisco Ballet

San Francisco Ballet(2.7 km)
The repertory season begins in January and continues through May.

San Francisco Opera

San Francisco Opera(2.7 km)
There are Fall, Spring, and Summer seasons.

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