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Over a century ago, Ghirardelli Square was home to the eminent Ghirardelli family's chocolate, cocoa, mustard and box factory. The building's first incarnation was the Pioneer Woolen Mill. Italian chocolate king Domingo Ghirardelli took over the structure in 1893 and built it into an empire with the help of his sons. When the confectioners moved across the San Francisco Bay Area
to larger quarters in the 60's, the historical landmark made its debut as a multilevel restaurant and retail destination-a design concept that inspired similar restoration movements around the country.
Today one of the most popular shopping centers in the world with 50 unique shops and restaurants, Ghirardelli Square remains the capital for chocolate lovers everywhere. Our self-guided walking tour gives you a glimpse of this fascinating area's history. This intriguing stroll not only offers a sense of days gone by, but also an experience of the Square's distinctive ambience.
Other Shopping nearby:
(Eureka) American Indian Art & Gift Shop
(San Francisco) Barbary Coast Boxes
(Benicia) Benicia Bay Company
(Benicia) Bookshop Benicia
(San Francisco) Brooks Brothers
(Sonoma) Bulgarian Master Vintners
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10/22 Coming to The San Francisco area
Arden Fair Sacramento CA March30-April18 Open the doors to Arden Fair and step inside. Here you'll find contemporary fashions, jewelry, accessories and brand name merchandise at over 165 specialty stores, plus Nordstrom's, Macy's, Sears, and JC Penney. Arden Fair also has a number of terrific restaurants, everything from fast food to fine dining. And it's completely enclosed, so it's always a comfortable 70 degrees inside no matter what it's like outside.
Santa Cruz Baroque Festival Santa Cruz CA April13-May11 A festival of baroque music.
Oakland Greek Festival Oakland CA May17-19 Wonderful aromas of Souklavia and Loukoumades waft through the air and the sounds of traditional Greek music and shouts of OPA! resonate in the hills of Oakland.
California Exposition & State Fair Sacramento CA June12-28 The Cal Expo is the site of the California State Fair. All year Satellite Wagering, Waterworld USA, Paradise Island Fun Center and an RV Park are just a few of the features of the Cal Expo.The first State Fair was held in 1854 in San Francisco at the old Music Hall. The fair offered premiums (prizes) for its competitions and included such agricultural exhibits such as 2-inch-long peanuts, 72-pound beets and a 10-pound carrot that was longer than 3 feet. Horseracing was part of that first fair and has continued to be a part of the fair ever since.
Bach Festival Carmel CA July13-27 Multiple performances of works by Bach.
Midsummer Mozart Festival San Francisco CA July18-28 Organized in 1974, the Festival is the only music festival in North America dedicated exclusively to Mozart.