Ghirardelli Square
Ghirardelli Square
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Points of Interest & LandmarksShopping Malls
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 10:00 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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Neighbourhood: Fort Mason
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  • Kimberly
    19 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
    Travelled with friends
    Written 9 August 2023
  • debiknows
    Calgary, Canada102 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 October 2023
  • Natalie Dunn
    Auckland, New Zealand8 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
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 October 2023
  • AMohsen
    Port Said, Egypt542 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Delighting
    It is one of the best and should be on the list. It is already in the middle of the popular piers, and top attractions, and close to the East Coast. It is quite a delightful gathering area to hang out, and particularly to experience the popular and amazing Ghirardelli chocolate products.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 April 2024
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Ben
Yuma, AZ48 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Family
What an anticlimactic experience. Basically just a store with all Ghiradelli products, which is the same stuff you can find all over the city. Once you walk all the way down there you're kinda cornered with nowhere else to go except back where you came from. Waste of time unless you're just wanting to get your steps in or break in some shoes.
Written 29 May 2021
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Bill K
Mantorville, MN6,308 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
There are so many things to do and great treats to eat at this chocolate-based site. Besides shops and restaurants, there are beautiful views of the bay, Alcatraz, and the Golden Gate Bridge.

This is not a spot to visit for the budget conscious traveler...especially if you are traveling with chocolate fans.
Written 10 July 2022
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Icarus4335
Colorado Springs, CO805 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Went here hoping to get some chocolate and hang out in a well-known area for tourists. Instead, the "chocolate experience" was closed, the ice cream parlor wanted $14 for a sundae and the beer garden cost like $20 for two drinks. I know it's San Francisco and everything is expensive, but this just felt a little absurd. It was also very crowded.
Written 20 March 2022
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AndreaUbok
Florida4,085 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
We had to stop Ghirardelli Square to have ice cream for dinner. We each had to scoop Sundays with syrup whip cream and I lost my cherry. Dinner for two here was $30. It felt a little more disorganized than usual, there were lines in all different directions, a lot of people standing around & I even asked a child standing next to our table to please put a mask on. Our table wasn’t cleared, so I used our menus as placemats.Our ice cream was served in plastic, with a lid we got our own napkins and phones. It just didn’t taste as good as usual not that we didn’t finish every single drop.
Written 13 June 2021
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Aaron Shelby
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates454 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Chocolate, Chocolate, and more CHOCOLATE! Fulfill your cocoa dreams here in this square filled with local shops and cafes geared towards tourists. We stopped in for a free chocolate sample before splurging in the gift shop on chocolate bars, brownie mixes, and hot cocoas. Definitely make sure to stop by to satisfy your chocolate fix!
Written 5 February 2023
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Susan A
St. Augustine, FL24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Raving about the parking. Really easy to park. Got directions on google gps and it was perfect. Don't forget to buy something at Ghiradelli Square (chocolate!) and get a validation ticket. Parking is normally $30 but only $14 with validation ticket!!
Written 4 September 2021
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blonnka
Winter Garden, FL178 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
A little pricey, but interesting history. There are some high end restaurants and shops, a few bars, and of course, a chocolate ice cream shop on each end. Tip, the back end is far less crowded than the front end and has the same menu.

I highly recommend the drinking chocolate, or the local specialty sundaes.
Written 20 September 2021
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Kimberly
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
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.
Written 9 August 2023
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ShermanSUV
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL297 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We love Ghirardelli chocolate (we're from FL) and what better place to purchase more than Ghirardelli Square. To say they have a HUGE selection is an understatement and actually, it can be a little overwhelming.
And as it would be....we only planned to get a small-medium size assortment and we walked out of there with a grocery bag of goodies. They make it fun, easy, and it is all about the chocolate.
When visiting anywhere in the greater SF area, you need to put Ghiradelli Square on your to-do list. You won't be disappointed.
Written 24 January 2020
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Andrew T
289 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
This is a fun little square. If you're already in the area hop on over and spend 10-20 minutes walking around. Certainly don't make it a destination area. The Ghirardelli shop is really cool and the sundaes looked amazing. I had a hot chocolate which was really good. You can spend a lot of money if you're a chocolate fiend here but the rest of the square/shopping was just okay.
Written 18 October 2020
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