Activities Abound at Ghirardelli Square

Christina Najjar | August 12, 2019 | Food & Drink

Ghirardelli Square has always been the heart of San Francisco. It represents the diversity of the city in every aspect, from different cultures to different cuisines to different activities. If San Franciscans are known for something, it is their love of activities. Ghirardelli Square has so much to offer for both citizens and visitors alike. There is something to surprise and delight everyone who visits.


Ghirardelli Square is already known for the growing number of food options. As these amazing food and beverage options continue to grow at the Square, new activities and retailers are also arriving as complements to these offerings.

This influx of new retailers builds on Ghirardelli Square’s rich history as a public plaza for all to enjoy. The Square is returning to its roots with a mix of merchants carefully curated to showcase all things San Francisco for visitors and locals alike.


Once you’ve had your fill of dumplings at Palette and grabbed your larger than life sundae at Ghirardelli Chocolate, head on over to the shops along Beach Street where Unlimited Biking has joined the mix. The shop offers brightly colored electric and standard bike rentals for you to cruise around the city. It’s the most fun way to work off your food coma from your epic lunch.

When “Karl the Fog” is out to play, Ghirardelli Square still has plenty of fun options. For those foggy San Francisco days, Subpar Mini Golf and Arcade has endless fun indoor options for kids of all ages and the newest addition to the Lower Plaza, Gameday VR, offers a unique virtual reality gaming experience.


Reflecting San Francisco’s love of nature, Succulence will help you feed your green thumb. Succulence offers a full planting bar and terrarium classes, as well as all the supplies you could ever need to build your own succulent garden.

While you might come to Ghirardelli Square for the iconic sundae, now you will stay to discover something exciting and new. Build a terrarium, learn about cheese, discover a new favorite local brew, rent a bike and explore the neighborhood, shop for locally made accessories. There’s a little something for everyone to discover at Ghirardelli Square.

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