Ghirardelli Square
Ghirardelli Square
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Points of Interest & LandmarksShopping Malls
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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A group of renovated factory buildings filled with shops, restaurants and galleries.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighborhood: Fort Mason
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  • Kimberly
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the visit
    A wonderful tourist experience. Definitely in the hun of a tourist trap but worth the experience. The Ice cream was divine and chocolate aplenty of course. A hot fudge sundae was $16 for one scoop of ice cream. Souvenirs were minimal.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 9, 2023
  • debiknows
    Calgary, Canada106 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love Ghirardelli!
    The views were amazing, felt like the safest place down by the wharf, we spend our entire weekend there. Brunch at The Palette Teahouse, pricey but amazing. Happy hour and two dinners at Mccormicks, also fantastic, they cater to birthdays nicely too., Beers at San Fran Brewery. Some chocolate of course. It saved our trip since the rest of the wharf was very run down. Lots of restaurants closed.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 4, 2023
  • Natalie Dunn
    Auckland, New Zealand5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bought dessert and chocolate at Ghirardelli Square chocolate store
    During our trip to San Francisco not long ago, we bought some chocolate and also had a dessert too. The dessert was so good, sweet and delicious. The chocolate was also good too with lovely packaging. Staff were helpful in helping me choose my dessert. Definitely recommend coming here when you visit San Francisco.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 24, 2023
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Jayd219
Kalamazoo, MI106 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Mislead by Google. There were no tours, just come for the restaurants and shopping chocolates. Good variety of restaurants and proximity to the Fishermen wharf makes it a bit more attractive to visit.
Written February 4, 2024
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KultureKat
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
This is a fun place. Lots of restaurants and shops to choose from, good views, and close to a cable car stop.

Well lit at night, too. Though, the park NEXT to it is NOT well lit.

Written January 29, 2024
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andyh67186334
Coalville, UK6,829 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
If you like chocolate, this is the place for you. There are other shops and restaurants too, plus a lovely lookout towards the historic ships and ocean.
Written January 21, 2024
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focusport22
171 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
There a few different shops here, besides the chocolate shops. There are also restaurants here as well.
Personally, I think the ice cream shop is overpriced and overrated.
Be aware that there are car breakins that occur here. Along the street you can see prices of shattered glass.
Written December 27, 2023
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Michael K
995 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
This is a plesant upscale shopping area with restaurants and arcades. Parking is conveniently located in the adjoining parking garage. The waterfront area is just across the street from the square.
Written November 27, 2023
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wombatdavid
Hobart, Australia2,550 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We had a walk through here and saw cheerleaders doing a routine. The chocolate shops were not great.
Written November 13, 2023
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Dr Javed Rasheed
Chennai (Madras), India2,687 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Visited this place on the 14th of May 2023 while I was in San Francisco. Ghirardelli Square, considered the first successful adaptive reuse project in the country, has a history that spans more than a century and covers three continents. This specialty retail and dining complex, housing shops and restaurants, was originally a chocolate factory established by Domenico “Domingo” Ghirardelli.Well, that was the history of this place. One can experience the Chiradelli Chocolate Experience here and these ice creams are famous since 1864 ! An awesome experience !
Dr. Javed Rasheed
Written October 31, 2023
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Natalie Dunn
Auckland, New Zealand5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
During our trip to San Francisco not long ago, we bought some chocolate and also had a dessert too. The dessert was so good, sweet and delicious. The chocolate was also good too with lovely packaging. Staff were helpful in helping me choose my dessert. Definitely recommend coming here when you visit San Francisco.
Written October 24, 2023
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Honey
United Kingdom88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
A visit to San Francisco is never complete without dropping by Ghirardelli Square. Apart from the chocolates, they have the best chocolate sundae yet! Always worth every visit!
Written October 17, 2023
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LAP
17 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
Overpriced crappy $15 "sundaeas".
Many, many vendors trying to take your money for "world famous SF product", we tried all, they were all disappointing, save you money.
Written October 11, 2023
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