We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Stanford Shopping Center

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 680 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone Number:
+1 650-617-8200
Website
Today
11:00 - 18:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 605 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 289
    Excellent
  • 162
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Shop til you Drop!

Great stores with reasonable prices! Gorgeous floral blossoms everywhere! Relaxing and fun to walk around the mall, even with little ones. Cute outdoor Easter Bunny display! Found... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Travel-lady03
,
Lafayette, California
Add Photo Write a Review

605 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 501: English reviews
Lafayette, California
Level Contributor
207 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great stores with reasonable prices! Gorgeous floral blossoms everywhere! Relaxing and fun to walk around the mall, even with little ones. Cute outdoor Easter Bunny display! Found great buys and enjoyed a wonderful day even with a baby stroller!

Helpful?
Thank Travel-lady03
Michigan
Level Contributor
167 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hadn't been to Stanford Shopping Center in years and it has totally changed. Lots more stores and more packed in. Felt a little like a gerbil run, but good stores and eateries available.

Helpful?
Thank Michigancritter
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
103 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tesla Macys Bloomingdales Starbucks Baguette Fancy place to walk around. High end stores found in this place.

Helpful?
Thank Weiss W
West Menlo Park
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not a major shopper, and I have never thought I could recommend a shopping center. This place is quite pleasant. The architecture is sound, and the grounds are outstanding. It is replanted with wonderful flowers each year(probably more often) and there are plenty of well designed outdoor seating spots throughout. I have not been in most of the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Steve T
Tulalip, Washington
Level Contributor
19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there to meet son for lunch who was there to play baseball. Very nice shopping area with plenty of nice restaurants

Helpful?
Thank KAtwood21
Level Contributor
41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Each time I am at our headquarters I pass by here to buy some gifts. Although I am missing some major brands this year, it is worth passing by for some shopping.

Helpful?
Thank Frank P
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
73 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Stanford Shopping Center has numerous stores from mid- to upper-end range. You can enter the huge center from many streets, but get there early as parking places fill up fast. The sidewalk boulevards are well done, but remember where you entered, as it's easy to get lost!

Helpful?
Thank KJK K
Edmeston, NY
Level Contributor
49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Convenience is key.You can get pretty much whatever you want on the high end here. Sales are good. Parking is decent, but can get crowded. Nice to have a market in the group.

Helpful?
Thank Timbre
Level Contributor
20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took a drive to Palo Alto to have lunch and shop. Plenty of stores with wonderful selections. Even had a Sprinkle's cupcake! Need to go again soon.

Helpful?
Thank Teresa S
Birmingham, Alabama
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shops, shops, shops galore. I visited on a Monday and was shocked how many cars were in the parking lot. While shopping malls are on the decline in most areas, that is not true here. Nice layout. Partially covered in some spaces between stores. Comfortable furniture for taking a break. It has it all.

Helpful?
Thank THooks538

Travellers who viewed The Stanford Shopping Center also viewed

 

Been to The Stanford Shopping Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Stanford Shopping Center staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?