S.F. Bay Area — California
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Ghirardelli Chocolate Shop
& Ice Cream Parlor
Ghirardelli Square is famous for its world-renowned Ghirardelli
Chocolate and popular Ice-Cream
Parlor great for
entertaining out-of-town guests and treating yourself :)
Tourists and locals alike flock to Ghirardelli Square to indulge
in their incredible ice-cream
sundaes and chocolate delicacies (be sure to get a free chocolate tasting sample as you enter the store) — and to enjoy fabulous
waterfront dining and fun restaurants, upscale art galleries, fine shops, live entertainment,
and great people-watching.
Chocolatier Demos & Ice Cream Bar
Watch as Chocolatiers create fresh, hand-crafted milk, dark and white chocolate from bean to bar.
These exclusive Chocolate Demos are available to the public daily. Ghirardelli Marketplace houses a wonderful selection of Ghirardelli Chocolates and gifts — and includes an Ice Cream Sundae Bar (similar to the original Ice Cream Parlor, located at the opposite end of Ghirardelli Square). A smaller room off the main seating area offers spectacular views of Alcatraz and San Francisco Bay. Yet another fun place to indulge in an ice-cream treat!
Across from the main square (overlooking
the park, beach, SF Bay and Cable Car turnaround), street vendors hawk their arts and crafts, souvenirs, T-shirts...
and jewelry, so
you won't go home empty-handed :)
Google Map of Ghirardelli Square
Fun annual events taking place at Ghirardelli Square include:
Ghirardelli Square has some great restaurants
offering stunning views of San Francisco Bay and the Golden
Gate Bridge — ideal for entertaining your friends,
clients and out-of-town guests.
American Brasserie — Gary Danko restaurant coming soon
Buena Vista — famous
for its Irish Coffee
Cellar360 - Wine-Tasting
Crown & Crumpet - English Tea House
Gary Danko (Northpoint @
Hyde) Fantastic food and service!
Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop - famous for its Ice-Cream
Sundaes & Ghirardelli Chocolate
at Ghirardelli - Great hamburgers; outside patio overlooks SF Bay
McCormick & Kuleto's
Restaurant & Irish Pub
The Pub (Southern BBQ)
Creek Winery - Wine-Tasting
Stop by the popular and trendy Buena Vista, on
the corner of
Hyde & Beach Streets, for one of their famous Irish Coffees. The bar
is popular with locals and tourists alike — we've
some very ineresting people there over the years.
Cable Car to Union Square
One of S.F.'s Cable Car Turnarounds is located opposite Ghirardelli
Square — at Aquatic Park on Beach Street. Catch
a Cable Car to Union
Square, located in the heart of San Francisco — expect
long lines during weekends and peak tourist season.
Museum & Free Walking Tour
Visit the Maritime Museum
or take a free Walking Tour of Hyde Street Pier
and check out its fleet of historic vessels. (Ask for Joe
he's extremely knowledgeable).
Holiday Tree Lighting
Bring the kids along to see Santa at this FUN Ghirardelli
Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Info and Pictures of Ghirardelli Square Tree Lighting Ceremony
Square and Soda Fountain
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