Ghirardelli Square
Ghirardelli Square
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Points of Interest & LandmarksShopping Malls
9:00 AM - 10:00 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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  • 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, Egypt541 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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Dawn4President
12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2024 • Couples
What a wonderful gem! Great space to spend an evening! Ice cream sundae great to share. Relaxing fountain with the repurposed space. Make sure to have your layers on — very windy!
Written 13 July 2024
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BB
46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Family
This was an amazing experience! There were regular food, boutiques, and the best chocolate and ice cream in town! The service is good but we asked where the restroom was and the person we asked sent us in the exact opposite direction of the bathroom. But overall the square was very enjoyable! I strongly recommend!!!
Written 5 June 2024
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Heather S
Purcellville, VA9 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Here’s the “Ghirardelli chocolate experience”: I give you three different opportunities to buy chocolate in four forms. Congratulations. You’ve now had the Ghirardelli experience.

Don’t waste your time or your foot soles on this one.
Written 10 May 2024
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AMohsen
Port Said, Egypt541 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Friends
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.
Written 22 April 2024
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Gvipin
Auckland, New Zealand222 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Excellent. Must visit, if in the area as everything served is great. Also can buy sachet for home. Very lively place to enjoy.
Written 13 April 2024
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MD D
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Family
Families be very aware. I was at the chocolate shop at Ghirardelli Square. Ordered a hot chocolate with family. It came in a chipped glass bowl and I got it to the attention of the server, and he said not to worry. And as I was eating it, I chewed on glass piece and luckily spat it out. Thank God I took that bite and not my daughter. Please inspect the mugs before you start eating. Better still, stay away from this shop.
Written 8 April 2024
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nyauthor
New York City, NY29 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
What happened??? I've been coming to Ghirardelli's legendary ice cream parlor since I was a child. It used to be something special and magical. Now, you chose from a fairly narrow selection (and woe betide if you request a substitution!) They don't even serve coffee ice cream anymore! What's pairs better with hot fudge than coffee ice cream?! You order and pay upfront from a cashier, who hands you the buzzing device, then find a table on your own inside a place with less atmosphere than the average ladies room at a highway rest stop--and your sundae is dropped off at your table by an indifferent "server." The quality is nothing special, either. And what should be a real "experience" of a good old fashioned traditional old-school ice cream parlor -- LIKE GHIRARDELLI USED TO BE is nothing but another fast food tourist trap to be ticked off a bucket list. Never again I'm sorry to say. And seriously disappointed.
Written 3 April 2024
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donna n
Buffalo, NY149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
I had read that this was a high crime area and warned not to leave valuables in a car due to a lot of break ins. There is even a sign. But we were there during the day and there was security so I felt safe. We didn't wear any expensive jewelry or clothes. We had dinner at The Pallette tea house, (highly recommend) and had a sundae at the Ghirardelli ice cream shop, (also recommend) We took an Uber and I use a mobility scooter the lift didn't work so security guard brought us in through the parking garage. We had been there 12 years ago and it has a changed a lot. Definitely a must see if you are in SF.
Written 25 March 2024
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Jayd219
Kalamazoo, MI153 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Mislead by Google. There were no tours, just come for the restaurants and shopping chocolates. Good variety of restaurants and proximity to the Fishermen wharf makes it a bit more attractive to visit.
Written 4 February 2024
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KultureKat
Johns Creek, GA86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
This is a fun place. Lots of restaurants and shops to choose from, good views, and close to a cable car stop.

Well lit at night, too. Though, the park NEXT to it is NOT well lit.

Written 29 January 2024
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