Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco

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Once a hub of chocolate manufacturing, Ghirardelli Square now features a mix of shops and restaurants within the former chocolate factory. The real treat is the Ghirardelli soda fountain and chocolate shop where you can savor hot-fudge sundaes and stock up on the famous chocolate to take home. The Original Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Manufactory is still here with the original equipment on display. With our world travel planner, San Francisco attractions like Ghirardelli Square can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • You can get all things chocolate at Ghirardelli and then shop for things all around it. They have sundaes there which will set you back a bit (think like $15) but they also sell their products (square...  more »
  • Another place must see and eat and shop at/from in San Francisco is Ghirardelli. I never thought the company that makes my fav American chocolate has such a “square” to house all that is Ghirardelli, ...  more »
  • Nice view of the marina and Alcatraz.We have enjoyed their sundaes before, but, since we were cold after the Alcatraz night tour, we tried the hot chocolate which was thick and sweet. We liked it so m...  more »
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  • Being here was a really nice experience, from the chocolate tasting and seeing how they originally produced their sweets, but there isn’t much else to do here. There’s a small handful of stores here, some nice and some packed full of items, but most people come here for the chocolate. Let me get this straight–I’m slightly lactose intolerant but I still love it here. Some desserts here are overly sweet but it’s still super nice and is a nice place to see.
  • It was a nice outside mall. ... It was nice to roam around the place. ... i specially like the mermaid fountain and Ghirardelli fountain inside there shop. ... the hot chocolate was fantastic. ... Price is bit expensive but worth it. ... fast service. ... we like going there and rook some pics. ...
  • One of my favorite places to go in San Francisco. The Ghiradelli part is nice because they give out a small free sample and that goes well with the expensive delicious ice cream that feels very worth the money. There also is (was?) a nice cupcake place with fancy cupcakes that were pretty nice to eat. It's a great location.
  • The ice cream and chocolate are amazing here. We made sure to fit this in our agenda on our trip. There is usually A little line but it does go by fast. There is also A small shop where you can buy all sorts of Ghirardelli chocolates.
  • Best ice cream sundae ever! The chocolate was absolutely divine and the ice cream was delish! The price was fairly high, but well worth it for sure! I don’t know the next time we will be visiting so we gotta try it once! They sprinkled almonds on top instead of the usual peanuts + the whip cream and cherry on top was absolute perfection!
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