California Travel Log | Ghirardelli Square


This is the ninth post in my series covering my recent escapades and adventures in California. For more, check out Leslie’s California Travel Log.

Another big deal in San Francisco is Ghirardelli Square, a dining area that contains more than just an international chocolatier. But all we had in mind for after dinner at Boudin was – that’s right – a big fat bowl of ice cream! So to the chocolate shop we went, in the pretty twinkling lights and street lamps along the brick walled square. Ghirardelli Square was kind of like the Rivermarket in Kansas City, or the Haymarket in Lincoln, Nebraska if you’re reading from one of my homelands. Imagine a historic, brick dining and retail area with a smattering of classy, fun shops.

The workers at Ghirardelli all wore the best little chef hats and two of the boys behind the counter were goofing off with smiles spread clear across their faces. There was much jollity to be had, sugar-induced is my guess. In the slideshow below, you can see their vat-o-chocolate, our ice cream sundaes, and views of the square from the street and from our evening boat tour around the bay.

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Talk about a sweet ending to our night in San Francisco. What a lovely city! My next post will be in a different place entirely: Yosemite National Park. Put on your sunblock, your bugspray, and get ready to do some hiking and see some waterfalls in one of the nation’s most famous places!

Your little traveler bee,



8 thoughts on “California Travel Log | Ghirardelli Square

    • You should, especially if you live close by! It’s fabulous! If you’re more in the midwest area (like me), I definitely recommend Christopher Elbow in KC. For sure on the level of Ghirardelli if not even more fun and delicious. Happy chocolate hunting!


  1. Look at you! The perfect SF tourist 🙂 Ghiradelli Square has the best fireworks on the 4th, but parking is a bear, so be forewarned. So much fun to hear about your trip, and the Rivermarket and Haymarket are both so close to my heart. Love it!


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