Your Guide to the Stanford Shopping Center

With more than 150 stores and restaurants, regularly scheduled events and shoppers from near and far, the Stanford Shopping Center is undoubtedly a popular attraction in the Menlo Park area. As you plan your visit to California, consider stopping by the Center for a shopping trip! Here’s all you need to know about Stanford Shopping Center.


Overview of Stanford Shopping Center

Situated adjacent to the world renowned Stanford University, Stanford Shopping Center is Northern California’s premier open-air shopping destination with more than 150 stores and restaurants. Shops range from luxurious brands to local favorites and dining options range from gourmet steakhouses to relaxed, fast-casual restaurants. The Center’s regular hours are Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Note: the shops will be closed on Thanksgiving and open 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Black Friday.


Shops at Stanford Shopping Center  

Home to over 140 eclectic stores, Stanford Shopping Center offers visitors a wide selection of clothing, entertainment and shoe stores. Try out the latest tech at the Apple store or pick up hair products from Aveda. Shop for jewelry at places like Cartier, Alex and Ani or Tiffany & Co. Find home décor at Crate & Barrel. The options are nearly endless. Here’s the complete store directory, with store names, hours and contact info.


Dining at Stanford Shopping Center

Dining options at Stanford Shopping Center are about as diverse as the stores. Grab a cup of coffee in the morning from Blue Bottle Coffee, Starbucks or Joe & The Juice. For lunch, keep things light at Go Fish Poke Bar or indulge at The Melt. Dinner spots include California Pizza Kitchen, the fancy Fleming’s Steakhouse and Pacific Catch, to name a few. Before you visit, take a look at the entire list of on-site restaurants.


Upcoming Events at Stanford Shopping Center  

Not only does the Shopping Center have a plethora of stores, but it also hosts frequent entertaining events. Now through Oct 31, visit the Walker & Bowes Glass Pumpkin exhibit, where hundreds of glassworks are on display and available for purchase. You’ll find the pumpkins in the Center Pavilion, between Macy’s and Tiffany & Co. On Oct 31, dress the kids in their best costumes and trick or treat throughout the entire Center. Participating stores will be marked with pumpkins outside their doors.


Hotel Near Stanford Shopping Center

After a day (or two) filled with shopping, make sure to stay at a Menlo Park hotel that suits your needs, like the Park James Hotel. Known for its California style and eclectic atmosphere, at Park James, you’ll be met with unique design and comfortable amenities at every turn. (Bonus: This hotel is also pet-friendly!)


The Stanford Shopping Center is one of the most popular shopping destinations in the California area. Don’t miss your opportunity to visit the many stores and restaurants, then stay a night or two at the nearby Park James Hotel.




Park James Hotel
Park James brings California craft style and hands-on service to Silicon Valley. Expect a flexible and inspiring hub for working and an on-site California-style restaurant for cuisine and cocktails. 1400 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025. 650.304.3880