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The Stanford Shopping Center

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Address: 680 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone Number:
+1 650-617-8200
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Today
10:00 - 19:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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 cozy, pretty shopping centre to spend time in

It's an extremely nice, classy shopping centre, with lots of more and less expensive shops. Something for everyone, I suppose.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Minnie0102
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The Netherlands
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's an extremely nice, classy shopping centre, with lots of more and less expensive shops. Something for everyone, I suppose.

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Singapore
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Did a last minute shopping on my last day here.... great sale and great coffee here. Managed to grab some Christmas gift and dash off to the airport in two hours ! Cool!

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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stanford Shopping Center is a great place for food, and those pricey items you have to have. I tend to go there for Breakfast at Max's. The Macys mens shop(to buy gifts for my guy) Sigona's wonderful veggie/fruit market, La Baguette for a delicious breads and pastries.Last but not least Schaubs for specialty meats... yes I love rabbit!!!!! The thing... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This open air shopping centre spreads out over a fairly large area. Great ambience and a pleasant to stroll around. Lots of shops including a number of high end branded names. Definitely a great way to spend a couple of hours provided it doesn't rain.

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had company in town that included a 4 and 2 year old. The couple wanted to visit Stanford Shopping Center. Their choice Loren had a ball climbing on the various places to sit and the flower boarders. Lots of fun stores to browse (ok, not with a 4-2 year old) but we made it work. Fun to walk into Sigonas... More 

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Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I certainly felt like I was in Silicon Valley when I had to confront the directory. Rather than being a static map, it came to life when tapped. One could even expand and move it to find stores. Unfortunately, it was a little rainy during my visit. As stated, that’s not the ideal condition for an outdoor mall. Aside from... More 

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Espoo, Southern Finland, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This outdoor mall near the University mall is great. However it was raining and the venue is not at its best as you will get wet. Did not find early morning breakfast restaurants, though.

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Lodz, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Poor wayfinding along the walk, absolutely no sales going while my visit which was pretty surprising after visiting other Simon malls. Way more fun to go to the Stanford University official shops.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The shopping center is outdoors and full of flowers and seating. Great stores, great restaurants and it is a visual delight. High end and sort of middle range. You can spend the entire day here. Shop to your heart's content.

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Thank lindadrew13
Rye, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wilks Bashford has the very finest in men's and women's clothing. The best service in the country! This is the best part of a great outdoor mall.

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