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The Stanford Shopping Center

680 Stanford Shopping Ctr, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1400
+1 650-617-8200
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My Happy Place

I love shopping, and I love mall shopping. Keep in mind that if you don't feel this way, this amll... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kingston, NY
Outdoor delight for shopping

Beautiful shopping center. Over the past few years, the focus has been on high end stores... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Palo Alto, California
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“high end” (37 reviews)
“outdoor mall” (34 reviews)
“apple store” (24 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
680 Stanford Shopping Ctr, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1400
+1 650-617-8200
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I love shopping, and I love mall shopping. Keep in mind that if you don't feel this way, this amll won't change your mind. It's exciting and beautiful, and it's huge, but there are many places to sit down. The food is great, although not...More

1  Thank EatWithAnnie
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful shopping center. Over the past few years, the focus has been on high end stores, Smaller restaurants have been recently added. Flemings is also located in the center. Well maintained outdoor center which is typically busy with the exception of weekday mornings.

Thank CAF1715
Reviewed 4 days ago

Situated near Stanford University and downtown Menlo Park and Palo Alto. High Brow, up scale, not cheap - but you can find some good deals if you look. Don't have to worry about your car getting broken into. Make sure that you stick to your...More

Thank LeRoyJN
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughters were so excited to make a stop here when we visited San Francisco. The Palo Alto area is gorgeous, and the mall itself was nicely designed (although we had to circle for a while just to get a parking space). The American Girl...More

Thank clemmy33
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As shopping malls go, this is the most beautiful, and with amazing stores! My kids found the American Girls store, and I wanted to go almost everywhere... Loved that it was outside and lovely architecture, things to buy, and people to look at. Very impressive...More

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about this outdoor mall just seems high class. It’s a beautiful property with a lot of high end retailers. Even for the non-shopper, this is a nice place to take a stroll or sit down for a bite. Unless it’s during the holiday season,...More

Thank Ajaiiz
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this mall Spectacular apple store, and everything else that one needs close to the university.

Thank GSpier
Reviewed 1 week ago

The shops at this mall are the best of the best. The largest of their kind, with the best choices, the flagship stores. The prices are higher too, but overall the experience is wonderful.

Thank CaroleeBlake
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mall shopping can feel so disorienting when you're inside the belly of most beasts. The solution is definately an outdoor mall, especially in our sweet Cali climate. What makes the Stanford Shopping mall so pleasant has a lot to do with the landscape design...the flowers...More

Thank leslieness
Reviewed 1 week ago

This mall has many good stores, but it is particularly good if you take your dog, as virtually all of the stores are dog friendly. They even have a nice grass area in front of the Apple store.

Thank Mark G
Nearby Restaurants
Menlo Grill Bistro and Bar
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.37 km away
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
180 reviews
.11 km away
Koma Japanese Restaurant
21 reviews
.51 km away
Max's Opera Cafe
145 reviews
.21 km away
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