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The Stanford Shopping Center

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Address: 680 Stanford Shopping Ctr, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1400
Phone Number:
+1 650-617-8200
10:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Welcome to Stanford Shopping Center, Northern California's premier open-air...

Welcome to Stanford Shopping Center, Northern California's premier open-air shopping and dining destination with Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Wilkes Bashford and more than 140 world-class specialty stores, ranging from luxury brands to local favorites. Enjoy an extraordinary mix of restaurants and cafes from Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Max's Opera Café and The Melt, to Yucca de Lac and so many more. Shop the European Street Market for the freshest California produce and gourmet specialty foods. Breathtaking gardens, sculptures and fountains accent the garden environment that people come from all over the world to see. Stanford Shopping Center truly is a one of a kind experience. Whatever the season, it's always magically in bloom! Experience the garden of everything. Stanford Shopping Center. Stanford Shopping Center is located between El Camino Real and Sand Hill Rd. The Center situated in the heart of the Silicon Valley adjacent to the world renowned Stanford University Campus. Stanford Shopping Center serves the nearby affluent communities of Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Woodside, and Atherton.

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Many upscale shops

I was in tote with teenagers and many store staff were super friendly and didn't give us a bad time. There are charging stations for you mobile units. Lots of restaurants and if... read more

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25 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I was in tote with teenagers and many store staff were super friendly and didn't give us a bad time. There are charging stations for you mobile units. Lots of restaurants and if your going for cheap a McDonald's. We had California pizza kitchen for the kids. Walking distance from the children's hospital.

Thank Marstips
Honolulu, Hawaii
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108 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

we had some time to kill and stopped by this mall. It's a very nice mall and well laid out. It has quite a bit of parking and in a very convenient location. We stopped by a pastry shop for some pastry and it was great!

Thank carlton96816
San Francisco, California
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148 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good place to go if you want to enjoy the nice weather while you are shopping. A lot of selections, many more high end then others. If you are on a budget then chances are you will be doing more window shopping then actual buying.

Thank acli
London, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nicely appointed shopping centre with the best of fashion on offer. Luisa Spagnoli newest store has recently opened here. You can also find an Apple Store along other well known brands.

Thank sono-ancora-io
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was here often many years ago, a favorite stop on business trips to buy something for the Homefront. I enjoyed going back, but there is. I real reason to go there compared to other shopping malls, nothing stands out. Unless you want to go to the Microsoft flagship store, but seeing the number of guests there, you'd be the... More 

Thank Ferd S
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76 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the original "outdoor" malls with the very mild climate. Many upscale stores and lots of place to eat.

Thank Andy L
Palo Alto, California
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60 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This mall was recently renovated. It is so beautiful! Lots of high end stores with a number of wonderful places to eat.

Thank maricar h
Lafayette, California
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207 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great stores with reasonable prices! Gorgeous floral blossoms everywhere! Relaxing and fun to walk around the mall, even with little ones. Cute outdoor Easter Bunny display! Found great buys and enjoyed a wonderful day even with a baby stroller!

Thank Travel-lady03
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167 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Hadn't been to Stanford Shopping Center in years and it has totally changed. Lots more stores and more packed in. Felt a little like a gerbil run, but good stores and eateries available.

Thank Michigancritter
Singapore, Singapore
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103 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Tesla Macys Bloomingdales Starbucks Baguette Fancy place to walk around. High end stores found in this place.

Thank Weiss W

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