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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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Shanghai, China
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

It may be the best outdoor shopping mall in bay area. All kinds of shops, and most of them are big names. Reasonable amount of free parking positions.

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Fresno, California
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216 reviews 216 reviews
60 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is one of my favorite outdoor shopping malls. There is a wide variety of shops and most of them I really like which is rare. There are really good restaurants and they all welcome dogs!!! How can you not love a place like this. You see a lot of dogs and girls with American Girl dolls EVERYWHERE. I really... More

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San Francisco, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a very nice outdoor shopping center with high end department stores, specialty shops, and places to eat. In addition to Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, and Macy's, there's also an Apple Store and a Microsoft store. The real pleasure is landscaping and the laid back vibe. There are other specialty stores like Crate and Barrel adjacent to the shopping center... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This mall exceeded my expectations. It has a lot of well known name brand stores. It has a nice large Apple store, Microsoft store, American Girl (my daughter's favorite), etc. I was surprised how many stores there actually were here. This is not a mall where all the stores are inside one building. All the entrances are outside; an open... More

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Fremont, California
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1,227 reviews 1,227 reviews
772 attraction reviews
845 helpful votes 845 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 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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55 reviews 55 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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 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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