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The Stanford Shopping Center

680 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, CA 94304
650-617-8200
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Ranked #1 of 4 shopping in Palo Alto
Type: Malls, Gardens
Activities: Shopping, Walking
Description: Shopping center with lovely gardens and trees in its parking lot.
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Fremont, California
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737 reviews 737 reviews
374 attraction reviews
700 helpful votes 700 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful mall to go shopping. Wide variety of stores, nice restaurants, cafes. It is walking distance from the Stanford University Medical Center side of campus.

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Orlando, FL
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

We stopped by the mall for an hour stroll right before closing. There was plenty of free parking in the parking garage. It is an open air mall and beautifully landscaped. The mall has a great selection of high end stores. The Sprinkles Cupcake store only had 2 types of cupcakes left and the girls working there were not overly... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Excellent shopping and a great atmosphere.Plenty of places to eat or just get a coffee. Lovely gardens and a great choice of places to sit quietly in between shopping looking buying also nice to see dog friendly.Cant wait until our next visit.

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Palo Alto
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Great stores if you've got a lot of money to burn. Big chains like Neiman's and Bloomingdales, smaller chains like Gap, Tiffany's and Urban Outfitters. GORGEOUS year-round flowers - really extraordinary. A great place to walk your dog. :)

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glendale
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I made the mistake of just assuming that this was a monolithic, indoor mall based on what I could see from the El Camino Real side. I couldn't have been more wrong! On the last day of my stay, I decided to try some of the food choices and looked up Sigona's Farmers Market. The directions said that the most... More

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Toronto, Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
49 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

By nature, I am a shopper, capable to casing a mall and shopping in multi stores within 1 hour... Upon my arrival, first stop was Nike to get a pair of Nike lunar flyknit. Unavailable in my size at home (Toronto, Ontario), I went in and got a pair and was out, all in under 10 minutes! Mall is always... More

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Tracy, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

For the longest time, the Stanford Shopping Center was the pinnacle of high-end malls in Northern California, and it's still one of the best in the area. As others have mentioned, the landscaping is gorgeous, the store selection is decent (obviously erring on the less-affordable side), and excellent non-chain dining is just down the street on University Avenue. Palo Alto... More

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Palo Alto, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This mall is one of the best malls I have ever visited. All of the shops are great for a variety of people no matter what your age is and it is a great place to spend the rest of your day.

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Palo Alto, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Center is a terrific attraction because of its location adjacent to Stanford and to the mid-SF Peninsula. The landscaping is fantastic, the upkeep fabulous, the store choices excellent & the dining opportunities varied and growing. Too, there are some new 'wrinkles' (shopping experiences) coming the The Center in the coming months. New buildings are being constructed at present with... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Huge outdoor shopping and we spent whole day walking around. Some stuffs are probably slightly more expensive than outlet - but here you can get new design.

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