Ghirardelli SquareCurrently Closed
- Address: 900 North Point Street, #E100, San Francisco, CA 94109, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-4157755500
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Walking Area, Food And Drinks, Cafe, Dine In, Restaurant, Family And Kids, Factory
Ghirardelli Square - Review
Originally a chocolate factory established by Domenico “Domingo” Ghirardelli, it is now a retail and dining complex with several shops and restaurants. A must visit place with an interesting history and touristy feel. The mouth-watering ice creams and chocolates available here have to be tried. They also host several events throughout the year for kids and adults. A great place to stop by for a meal or just walk around.
The Ghirardelli Square was originally famous for being the grounds for a chocolate factory, but has now become a sprawling complex full of ice cream shops, chocolate stores and restaurants. You don’t need a ticket for Ghirardelli Square as it is an open complex. So Ghirardelli Square ticket prices are not valid. However, you can also choose to visit the area with a tour group covering a number of attractions. Ghirardelli Square tickets are applicable for that and you can view and buy tickets for Ghirardelli Square tours from our online ticketing platform for convenience.
Ghirardelli Square Hours
- Ice cream fountain opens at 10.00 am.
How To reach Ghirardelli Square by Public Transport
- Tram Stop: North Point St & Hyde St
- Bus Stop: North Point St & Larkin St
Restaurants Near Ghirardelli Square
- The Original Ghirardelli Chocolate Manufactory
- Blackpoint Cafe
- The Pub at Ghirardelli Square
- Lori's Diner
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Things to Know Before Visiting Ghirardelli Square
33.59% of people who visit San Francisco include Ghirardelli Square in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
26.36% of people start their Ghirardelli Square visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Ghirardelli Square
82.6% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ghirardelli Square
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Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco Reviews
One of my favorite things in the world is chocolate so I thoroughly enjoyed my time here. I was greeted with a complimentary milk chocolate and caramel square and then I walked around and saw fresh chocolate being made. I was chilly so I ordered a hot chocolate and it was the most delicious hot chocolate I have ever had. I also got a cookie but the drink was so filling I couldn’t even eat it. I loved the mermaid statue in the square as well as the corn hole games the kids seemed to be enjoying.
The double Ghirardelli shops are busy, chocolaty fun. Breathe in the sweet air. Order something from the awesome chocolate bar. Other interesting spots include Yap, with its variety of quality (and actually comfortable) pet accessories, and the pretty mermaid fountain. Great views of the wharf and harbor from some spots. Parking in the underground garage is simplest, but small vehicles rule in the tiny passages, and it's not cheap, even with validation.
This might've been our favorite part of San Francisco. We stopped here after Pier 39 to see if they would have good ice cream, but there was so much more. There are little kids play stations in various corners of the square. My son loved the bouncy balls, bouncing them to other visitors and, well, he was kind of making friends. Pretty cool for 20 months! My 5yo daughter played with the magnetic wooden blocks for over an hour, showing off her creations to others who complimented her. Then, yes, we did get ice cream and it was outstanding; a huge banana split! Chocolate, vanilla and strawberry with pineapple sauce and whipped cream - perfect! From there, we took a short walk to the shore and dipped our toes in the cool water.
Easy walking distance from Fisherman's Wharf hotels this place has a cool vibe and lots to do. We had some drinks at the brewery bar, shopped plus of course sampled some chocolates. Was great to sit in the sun having a coffee on a clear morning. The place photographs really well too.
This place is like heaven for chocolate lovers !! In front is a Ghirardelli beach , which provides a beautiful aura . It lies just in front of the beach and little above the ground. A nice chocolate aroma drives you to plunge into the world of chocolate. There's also a restaurant where you can have all the nicest dessert !