Famous old chocolate factory which has been converted into stores and condos. Besides being pretty the most interesting thing here is the Ghiradelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Store where you can see an actual chocolate making operation and they give away free candy samples. Their ice cream concoctions topped with chocolate, whipped cream and a cherry are very flashy (and tasty) making for a tourist treat.
Loris Diner located here is an inexpensive place to eat which has a surprisingly good view. Check out the versatile black entertainer on the corner of Beach & Larkin at the bottom of the steps below Lori’s; he is one of San Francisco’s well-known landmarks.