heard so much about ghirardelli square, and there really is not much there. a cup cake store, a couple of shops, and of course 3 or so ghirardelli stores.,and a restaurant. we were done walking thru there in a 1/2 and hour. the park that runs along the square on the wharf is very nice with nice views. if you plan on buying candy at the ghirardelli store, check walgreens first. they have a large selection and much cheaper!