After a hectic (and often home-bound) year, we’re all looking for a little escape that pleases all the senses. While a faraway vacation might not be in the cards quite yet, local landmark Ghirardelli Square offers a retreat that’s right in our backyard. Here are just a few of the sights, smells, and sounds you can experience when you visit today.
Face the Music—and Dance
Enjoy live music from Bay Area musicians across a variety of genres, from indie soul and Brazilian groove to blues, bluegrass, and Parisian Folk. The serenade starts Memorial Day weekend, with performances from 3-6 pm on Saturday and Sunday. After that, visit for fresh tunes in Fountain Plaza every Friday from 3-6 pm.
Right now, you can experience live music (as well as delicious pub food and craft beer) at San Francisco Brewing Co. from 3-6 pm every Saturday and Sunday.
Spring Into a World of Color
Ghirardelli Square is host to a full spectrum of incredible colors thanks to local artist Leah Rosenberg. “18 Colors For Ghirardelli Square” invites you to experience 18 beautiful hues in the form of hand-painted murals, color-soaked staircases, banners, benches, and signs. Be sure to explore every nook and cranny to experience it all.
Have a Bite and Make a Night
Savor a new taste or revisit a favorite spot. Whether you’re looking for a night out, a quick lunch, or some simple grab-and-go dining, you can explore a world of flavors at Ghirardelli Square. We can’t get enough of the delicious dim sum at Palette Tea House and the out-of-this-world Oolong Milk Tea at Tea Square. Other restaurants are now open for outdoor or indoor dining, pickup, and delivery—all with proper safety protocols in place.
You Better Shop Around
With a diverse array of retailers and engaging experiences, you’ll find plenty of places to play and partake in a little retail therapy.
If you happened to adopt a new furry friend during lockdown, retailer YAP offers a blog packed full of helpful tips for giving Fido his best life. Visit their showroom for designer harnesses and participate in their Grow-Up Plan, where you can purchase a product that fits your puppy now and receive a discount on a larger size when they reach full weight.
Culinary Artistas offers virtual cooking experiences for kids and adults, complete with ingredient kits shipped directly to your home! Their can’t-miss summer camp program, allows kids aged 4-10 can experience three weeks jam-packed with culinary fun.
To learn more and plan your visit to Ghirardelli Square, visit GhirardelliSq.com.