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Ghirardelli Square

Ghirardelli Square
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Type of Attraction
Shopping Areas & Stores, Streets & Squares
Interests That Apply
Local Culture, History, Shopping, Culinary Arts
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Price: Free
Credit card acceptance varies by store.
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Mobility Assistance Available: Elevator
Notes: There is a steep street that leads from the waterfront to the square.
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Dinner Lunch
Restrooms: Available
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Ghirardelli Square

Shopping, Dining, and Chocolate

Address: Phone:
900 North Point St
San Francisco, CA 94109
+1 415 775 5500
Fax: +1 415 775 0912


Located near Fisherman's Wharf, this popular retail square and tourist destination offers more than chocolate, although its history began with the beloved confection. The square dates back to 1893 when Domingo Ghirardelli purchased the whole city block for the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company headquarters. When the company was acquired in the early 1960s, the headquarters were moved, and famous San Franciscan, William Roth, and his mother bought the square. The historic brick structures were converted into an integrated restaurant and retail complex, which was the first major adaptive re-use project in the US. In 1982, the square was listed on the National Register for Historic Places.

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Times & Dates

Open Hours: 10am-6pm, Sun-Thurs; 10am-9pm, Fri-Sat
Visit Time: 30min-2hr
Average Wait Time: None
Price: Free
Price Notes: Credit card acceptance varies by store.


Outdoor with some covering. Notes: Shops inside, walking between them could be outside.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Nearest Train or Bus: MUNI BUS: 47, 49, Cable Car
Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car Bus Taxi Walking
Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: $5-$10
Parking Safety: Safe
Notes: Garage, lot, and metered parking are all in the vicinity.

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