Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco
Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco - Address, Phone Number
Address: 900 North Point Street, #E100, San Francisco, CA 94109
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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About Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco
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.
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Ghirardelli Square Opening and Closing 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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Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco Reviews - Write a Review
It's worth making the trek up to Ghirardelli Square just to get some free chocolate samples. Another Ghirardelli shop opened on the other end of the square, so you can walk from one shop to the other and get two free samples now :) Plus, the shops always smell AMAZING. The chocolate is delicious too, though a little pricey, but it's worth it for a premium brand. Otherwise, there are some cute shops and restaurants in the Square, but it doesn't ever feel as "happening" as Fisherman's Wharf or Pier 39. It may be a little more upscale and thus may attract fewer people because there are fewer attractions. You can see great views of the Bay from the hill, though.
My favourite Ice cream place on the earth. They have unique and amazing flavors only available at this place. Try the sundaes, the ones with the espresso, you will live them for sure. The milkshakes are thick and good too. This place has a mini chocolate factory display processing a lot of liquid chocolate. On the down side, it is a very crowded place. Visited many times and will keep visiting them.
Quaint must-see. It's nice that the chocolate store gives a sample, but it's a bit touristy. The true beauty of Ghirardelli Square is its stunning views of the marina, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz. McCormack's has one of the best views of the city. Even though I live here, I enjoy coming for an occasional dinner-plus there's often street parking in the evening.
I don't need to give much explanation on the chocolates flavors. But this place has its own beauty in the night. And not to mention the beautiful view of the the backwaters from the the top floor. I was only hurt by the mint flavored chocolate at the entrance... But don't really care about it as it was free 😆
It is an extremely pretty place to see. I've never actually been there to buy anything. I like it during the summer more than the winter. It just seems to me like the fountains are much more enjoyable than the Christmas trees. And I swear I'm not even a little bit Grinch, I just like them better.