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Ghirardelli Square
(near Fisherman's Wharf)

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.

Ghirardelli Marketplace
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.

Ghirardelli Square Restaurants
American Brasserie — Gary Danko restaurant coming soon
Ana Mandara
Buena Vista — famous for its Irish Coffee
Cellar360 - Wine-Tasting
Crown & Crumpet - English Tea House
Gary Danko (Northpoint @ Hyde) Fantastic food and service!
Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop - famous for its Ice-Cream Sundaes & Ghirardelli Chocolate
Lori's Diner at Ghirardelli - Great hamburgers; outside patio overlooks SF Bay
McCormick & Kuleto's Seafood
O'Neill's Irish Pub
Tiernan's Restaurant & Irish Pub
The Pub (Southern BBQ)
Wattle Creek Winery - Wine-Tasting

Locals Tip
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 met 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
Maritime Museum
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).


Ghirardelli Square Tree Lighting Ceremony, San Francisco, CA

Holiday Tree Lighting
at Ghirardelli Square
Bring the kids along to see Santa at this FUN Ghirardelli Tree Lighting Ceremony.

More Info and Pictures of Ghirardelli Square Tree Lighting Ceremony

More Info
Ghirardelli Square and Soda Fountain


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Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco

Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco

Dine al fresco at Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco

Ghirardelli Square Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop in San Francisco

Ghirardelli Ice-Cream Parlor, San Francisco

Alana and Marcia visiting Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco

Ghirardelli Squqare - Indulge in the Experience

Inside Ghirardelli Ice-Cream Parlor, San Francisco

McCormick & Kuleto's at Ghirardelli Square offers fabulous food and SF Bay views

Lori's Diner, Ghirardelli Square

Park across from Ghirardelli Square, SF

Side view of Ana Mandera restaurant at Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco

Ghirardelil Square Plaza, SF

Hyde St. Pier, Ghirardelli Square


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