So many places to see, where to begin? Since you are already staying in a San Francisco downtown hostel, there no travel time to get to these shops.
Let’s start with buying stuff; Macy’s Union Square offers the biggest Department Store west of New York City. Market Street is named “San Francisco Shopping Center” for a reason. It boosts hundreds of coffee shops, retail stores, restaurants and more.
Maiden Lane is a pedestrian’s paradise, offering the city’s largest collection of luxury retail. The street becomes sprinkled with outdoor cafes as the gates close at 11:00 am to 6:00 pm to vehicles.