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Ghirardelli Square

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Address: 900 N Point St, At Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109-1192
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09:00 - 23:00
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A group of renovated factory buildings filled with shops, restaurants and...

A group of renovated factory buildings filled with shops, restaurants and galleries.

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More than just chocolate

If you like ghiradelli then definitely make this stop. It has all the chocolate and the ice cream shop along with a bunch of other great little shops to browse. This all goes... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Port Alberni, Canada
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Baltimore, Maryland
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995 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 359 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This square has an interesting history. In 1893, Domenico Ghirardelli purchased the entire city block in order to make it into the headquarters of the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company. In the early 1960s, the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company was bought by the Golden Grain Macaroni Company which moved the headquarters off-site to San Leandro and put the square up for sale. San... More 

Thank Maggi713
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had passed by this place on the way to Municipal Pier, and I thought it was nothing more than a chocolate place where you can take a tour or something. Wrong. This is a small city block once you have climbed to the top complete with an old Italian street like you see in the movies. Of course plenty... More 

Thank LifeisTooShort69
Erie, Colorado
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252 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ghirardelli Square has shops and all kinds of shopping experiences. The best thing is Ghirardelli Restaurant for ice cream and chocolate treats.

Thank HeatherColoradogirl
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a great place to buy good chocolate, specially the one with salted caramel. The location is a beautiful store too.

Thank thaisbrando
Port Alberni, Canada
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322 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like ghiradelli then definitely make this stop. It has all the chocolate and the ice cream shop along with a bunch of other great little shops to browse. This all goes along with a great view of the Harbour

Thank helena218
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A must for chocolate lovers - lots of options and apparently very romantic at night as the square lights up.

Thank joliefolie20
Horsham, West Sussex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Whether you want to pick up a few bars as souvenirs or gifts or you've got the time and appetite to taste the amazing ice cream sundaes, it is well worth a stop at this pleasant location near Fisherman's Wharf. There will be a queue to get in (for dining) at the most popular times, but you don't have to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Chocolate shop is nice. It's pretty much what you'd expect. Lines are reasonable but not the prices.

Thank David R
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the countless things to do while visiting this amazing city. Places to eat and stores to browse. Our last visit had a visiting drum group that was fun to watch in the main cortyard. A fun relaxing place to spend a few hours and I believe you can get parking validated if you spend money, although we had... More 

Thank Don P
Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

A sweet spot to smell the chocolate, take lots of photo and fall in love with San Francisco. Great Chocolate!!

Thank MrsTG2013

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