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The Stanford Shopping Center

680 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, CA 94304
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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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Palo Alto, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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Toronto, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
47 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I was wondering what is going to open next to Neiman Marcus and found the new beautiful Apple Store, not to mention all the construction in the parking lot. As always, so much shopping, so little time and so little room in my luggage to bring it home. At least I don't have to worry about 'luggage weight'.

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Windsor, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We were in Palo Alto for 2 days at the beginning of January. To kill some time on one of the days, we decided to head to the shopping center and it was awesome. Lots of stores to browse in, a great outdoor atmosphere where you can just sit, relax and people watch. The dining options were a bit pricey... More

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Palo Alto, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Stanford shopping center has something for everyone. If you don't like shopping, the outdoor setting is beautifully manicured with lots of places to site and people watch. If you like shopping, there really is something for everyone. There's also a "farmers market" type produce market and several good restaurants

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Albany, OR
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146 reviews 146 reviews
71 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

I grew up with this shopping center, and it's changed a lot. There are about 10 times the stores, a good selection, and it's a nice setting with lots of flowers and places to sit, have a cup and watch people. Lots of people, pretty much all the time. The shopping center actually has expanded to different, nearby areas, to... More

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Hudsonville, Michigan
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134 reviews 134 reviews
36 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

This is amazing -- an open air mall with high end stores?! The cyclamen (flowers) in the mall were amazing. You should go there just to see the plantings in the center of the mall. The stores close down pretty early here, probably because it is open, but it is fun to walk around. It appears that Stanford actually owns... More

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Palo Alto, California, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is an excellent shopping center. My only complaint is that it does not contain any of the lower-cost stores like Uniqlo and H&M. Mostly very upscale shops. Also it could have a few more shoe stores.

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SF Bay Area
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50 reviews 50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I've been coming here for over 30 years, so maybe I've become jaded about this place- but I still shop here when necessary. They have effectively driven out all the more traditional places for less pricey goods, like Woolworths, a drug store, and most inexpensive eating and gathering places. Still, it's iconic hereabouts, and it reeks of upper middle class... More

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