Shopping

February 1, 2006

San Francisco's souvenir superstore, located at Pier 39, is one of the largest retailers of San Francisco gifts, souvenirs and apparel. Open daily, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Pier 39 (415) 397-0143 www.onlyinsanfrancisco.net

Ghirardelli Chocolate Shop: Union Square
Founded in San Francisco in 1852 by Domingo Ghirardelli and world famous for premium-quality chocolate, Ghirardelli's selection includes unique gift items ranging from keepsake tins and gift baskets to business gifts. Monday-Thursday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 44 Stockton St.(415) 397-3030 http://www.ghirardelli.com/

Ghirardelli Square: Fisherman's Wharf
Although its oldest building - the Woolen Mill - dates to 1864, Ghirardelli Square is most famous for its years as a chocolate factory, from 1893 until the 1960s. In 1964, Ghirardelli Square became the country's first manufacturing complex renovated into a festival marketplace. In addition to fabulous views of the bay, landscaped gardens and a self-guided historic walking tour, it boasts more than 50 shops and award-winning restaurants. Ghirardelli Square Management Office (415) 775-5500 http://www.ghirardellisq.com/

See's Candies
This famous candymaker serves boxes packed with customers' own selections, and special gift packs. A California tradition since 1921. Daily, 9 a.m to 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m to 5 p.m.; closed Sunday. 542 Market St. Embarcadero Center (415) 362-1593 http://www.sees.com/

The Cannery at Del Monte Square
Once the world's largest fruit cannery as Del Monte's Plant No. 1, The Cannery is a city within a city, a dramatic urban space modeled after old European villages with unique shops, galleries, restaurants, bars, jazz and comedy club, a teddy bear factory, a farmer's market and live entertainment daily. 2801 Leavenworth St.(415) 771-3112 http://www.thecannery.com/