2. Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco
Ghirardelli chocolate is a true San Francisco treat. The premium chocolatier has been in business since 1852, with its proprietary blend of beans and signature roasting style. You can see some of the vintage processing in action at the flagship factory/store/ice cream fountain in San Francisco’s Ghirardelli Square, a city landmark near Fisherman’s Wharf. Indulge in their elaborate range of classic hot fudge sundaes and beverages like Sea Salt Carmel Hot Cocoa. Peruse the shelves of decadent bars and delectable squares in a dizzying array of flavors. Don’t miss the two day Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival held annually in September.