"Ghirardelli Square" Ghirardelli Square Tip by mydreamquest

Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco: 42 reviews and 73 photos

  Ghirardelli Square
by mydreamquest

Behind Aquatic park is where you'll find Ghirardelli Sq, a nice romantic area to walk about to go shopping for souvenoirs, have a nice dinner with the view of the San Francisco Bay, and to go for a pleasant walk along the shores.

Pictured here is the view of the Square from the shores. The windows with the nice view is McCormick and Culettos, a nice touristy restaurant where you can eat Cioppino (a San Franciscan Italian Dish) with Sourdough bread and enjoy an amazing view of the Bay.

During May, you'll see many young teenagers dressed up as this is the time of the Senior and Junior Proms, high school traditions where kids dress up and go out dancing.

Around Xmas time, it is beautifully lit up with colored lights and decorations. The peaceful brick walkways are wonderfully designed and if you have a sweet tooth can get in the long lines with tourists to purchase one of the various chocolate ice cream dishes they serve there.

On Sunday afternoons and late mornings, you may come across a group of Caribbean Looking fellows spontaneously meeting to provide some nice bongo latin percussion.

And after dinner, you can go to the Buena Vista bar, incidently two movies were filmed in that bar, "When A Man Loves a Woman" where Meg Ryan's character meets Andy Garcia, and "Your, Mine, and Ours" where the widowerer man play by Henry Fonda with 8 children goes on a date with the widowed woman he met on Alameda Base (Lucille Ball) for a drink.

Address: 900 North Point Street at Larkin
Directions: Near Fisherman's Wharf
Phone: (415) 775-5500
Website: http://www.ghirardellisq.com/

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  • Written May 30, 2005
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