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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 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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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A walk in the garden of pleasurable sites and goods.

I love the garden of flowers every where, the color palate they choose. The great eateries, smells of wonderful foods, drinks, desserts. Comfortable benches tucked in between... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Palo Alto, California
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Rome, Italy
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

outdoor mall , full of flowers and with a big fountain under construction . Beautiful brand , but at an inflated price . The part of the restaurant is nice and good food. For luxury lovers , but also for those who want to enjoy a day of shopping and eating something good .

Thank EchinaceaNATURALE
Palo Alto, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love the garden of flowers every where, the color palate they choose. The great eateries, smells of wonderful foods, drinks, desserts. Comfortable benches tucked in between gardens of beautiful colored flowers. The excitement of watching people, kids, dogs and taking in all the wonderful boutique like shops that Stanford offers is a great way to spend a casual day.

Thank lawniefarana
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Even though this is an open-air concept mall, there's always a million people there. Oh yea, and never leave anything of value in your car.

Thank Sean S
Palo Alto, California
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pretty, interesting, complete . . . plus great places to eat! Parking is never a problem and there something for everyone!

Thank PlaneLar
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Huge Macy's, and Apple Store, parking indoor as well as outdoor, lots and lots of shops all in all great experience.

Thank budsy987
San Francisco, California
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love coming to this shopping center. It has a little bit of everything and it's outdoors. You can grab a bite to eat, either cheap or expensive... They have everything from McDonald, to Flemming's Steaks. Shop Tiffany's or Macys, they're all here. Spend anytime of day here, grab a treat, and stroll...

Thank Leasha50
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stanford Shopping Center continues to be one of my favorite outdoor shopping experience. The offering of speciality and designer stores along with the beautiful outdoor flowers and landscape is unbeatable ! Love the mobile maps and automated security bot. Add in the beautiful California weather and this is a destination to experience.

Thank Shereess
Lima, Peru
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Stanford Shopping Center is a very nice, high end, outdoor mall, with a variety of stores. Although the prices are not as low as you would find in the factory outlets, there is a good selection of stores, the environment is very nice, and includes a number of restaurants and places for coffee and snacks. There is ample free... More 

Thank SDBLima
Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was filled to the brim with shops and restaurants all of which made you feel pretty fancy. All of the shops are pretty high end but what I really enjoyed was the bistro and market place that's tucked into one side of the shopping plaza. It really reminded me that although you can find a lot of these... More 

Thank Bailey B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bad selection of very expensive things. A lot of luxury brand without a lot of choice. If you have ever been in Paris, you would never like that shopping center

Thank Adri D

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