Ghirardelli Square, considered the first successful adaptive reuse project in the country, has a history that spans more than a century and covers three continents. This specialty retail and dining complex, housing shops and restaurants, was originally a chocolate factory established by Domenico “Domingo” Ghirardelli.
Here two of San Francisco’s most recognized icons, Ghirardelli Square and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, have partnered to create one the most celebrated and distinctive destinations in the City, Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square. As part of Fairmont’s exclusive collection of private residence clubs, the property offers for-sale fractional residence as a second home, as well as luxury hotel accommodations, all within one of the City’s most famous, national historic landmarks.
Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is a manufacturer and marketer of premium chocolate products. Incorporated in 1852 and the country’s longest continuously operating chocolate manufacturer, Ghirardelli has established its position as America’s Premium Chocolate Company.
Be sure to visit the Original Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop, where you can view chocolate manufacturing equipment, indulge in Hot Fudge Sundaes, and sample one of our famous SQUARES™ chocolates. Don’t miss our other two locations in Ghirardelli Square—Ghirardelli Marketplace in the West Plaza and Ghirardelli-On-the-Go down on Beach Street.
A trip to San Francisco is never complete without Ghirardelli Chocolate!
For more information about Ghirardelli Chocolate, visit www.ghirardelli.com.
Located in the heart of Ghirardelli Square, Lola of North Beach is a San Francisco favorite for greeting cards, stationery, and gifts. Lola prides themselves on their unique, sophisticated and beautiful selection of gifts.
Located in the William Wurster Building, McCormick & Kuleto’s offers fresh seafood from the Pacific Rim, Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico as well as meats and produce from local ranches and farms. The Chefs here offer a great variety of San Francisco classics along with meat & seafood options your guests will surely enjoy. With beautiful panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay, Angel Island, Alcatraz and Aquatic Park, you’re guaranteed to get a great seat at this restaurant. Visit McCormick & Kuleto’s Seafood & Steaks for their fantastic food, gracious service and the beautiful views.
Open for lunch at 11:30am, brunch on Sundays, happy hour Monday–Friday 4pm–6pm, and dinner after 4pm.
Celebrate Fleet Week at Ghirardelli Square with FREE kids events! Ghirardelli Square is front row to the amazing airshow and parade of ships. It’s the perfect place to have a glass of wine and lunch to watch the show.
Celebrate Halloween & Wharf Fest at Ghirardelli Square! Join us on Saturday, October 25th from noon–4pm in the West Plaza. We’ll have face painting, henna tattoos and a magician available for your goblins and ghosts of all ages. This event is free and open to the public and costumes are encouraged.
Ghirardelli Square hosts the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony where visitors can take part in the Ghirardelli Square’s gift to the city at this very special event that has become a tradition for many Bay Area families.
Ghirardelli Square hosts the Annual Light the Menorah Celebration where visitors can join Rabbi Peretz Mochkin in lighting the 1st candle of the Menorah – a celebration for the entire family.
Ghirardelli Square hosts the annual UnCorked Wine Festival where we bring over 50 top-tier wineries, live entertainment, cooking demonstrations by top San Francisco chefs, and wine education seminars.
Ghirardelli Square is center stage to San Francisco’s July 4 celebration. The city sets off fireworks from the end of the Municipal Pier and from barges north of Pier 39. Best places to watch (from land): Aquatic Park (Jefferson and Hyde streets), the Cannery, Ghirardelli Square, other waterfront spots at Fisherman’s Wharf, and Coit Tower.
Come enjoy live music, chef demonstrations, ice cream eating contests and more.