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World-renowned brands that define luxury, style and technology come together to create the ultimate shopping experience at Stanford Shopping Center. Set in a distinctive open air environment surrounded by exquisite award-winning gardens, the center is a mix of iconic retailers, singular shops and exceptional dining. Stanford Shopping Center's casual elegance has captivated Northern California residents and visitors from all over the world. It is unmatched by any other shopping destination in the market.

Located 35 miles south of San Francisco and 14 miles north of San Jose, the center is lead by Bloomingdale's, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Macy's and features more than 140 world-class specialty shops and restaurants, including American Girl, Anthropologie, Apple, Cartier, Burberry, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Louis Vuitton, Stella McCartney, Tender Greens, True Food Kitchen and vineyard vines. Local attractions include Stanford University, Hoover Tower, Memorial Church, Cantor Arts Center, Sunset Magazine Gardens, Rodin Sculpture Garden and the Palo Alto Art Center.

Attractions

Innovation isn't just for tech companies. From high-style luxury to a coastal eco-adventure, a getaway here is anything but ordinary. The region that inspired Apple, Hewlett-Packard, Google and Facebook is also known for its miles of hiking trails, pristine beaches and dining experiences. Walk the beautiful Central Park Japanese Tea Garden or tour the estate and gardens of Filoli – on the National Registry of Historic Places and a frequent setting in Hollywood films. Golf overlooking the Pacific Ocean at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay. Put your feet in the sand of some of the California coast's most majestic beaches like Moss Beach and Princeton Harbor or experience the coastline on horseback. Explore the beauty of old growth redwoods and mountain vistas. Take a short drive to San Francisco and explore the City by the Bay. Visit must-see attractions like Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge, explore the expansive parks, contemporary and modern art galleries and beautiful museums.

Dining

For ultra-chic dining try Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar here at Stanford Shopping Center. Here, you'll discover our exceptional menu of steak and seafood paired with an award-winning list of 100 wines by the glass. Quattro at The Four Seasons Silicon Valley, features a contemporary setting, enhanced by abundant California sunlight. On the garden terrace, guests can dine amid the natural beauty of their surroundings, complemented by the relaxing sound of the water wall. Additionally, Maderas in Los Alamitos and the incredibly popular House of Prime Rib in San Francisco are not to be missed. For ultra-casual try The Mountain House or Buck's of Woodside. Wine lovers can enjoy the very best of California wines at Thomas Fogarty Winery, Cuvee Wine Cellars, or Domenico Winery.

Nightlife

For a relaxed, casual and fun music-filled evening along the Peninsula, Redwood City's Club Fox offers music that spans the spectrum from Blues, Alternative, R&B, Rock-A-Billy, Bluegrass and good old Rock & Roll. Or try one of San Mateo's best watering holes, The Swinging Door and its popular dueling piano lounge. For more variety, take a short ride on CalTrain into San Francisco. For a more sophisticated evening, soak in the spectacular breathtaking views of the San Francisco skyline, from the amazing penthouse lounge, the Top of the Mark, located on the 19th floor of the Intercontinental Mary Hopkins San Francisco Hotel. Top of the Mark is an ideal setting for sunset cocktails or night caps. Likewise, the iconic View Lounge atop the San Francisco Marriott Marquis is the ideal destination for business and leisure guests where they can enjoy hand crafted cocktails and locally inspired small plates accompanied by the most awe inspiring views the city has to offer. For a more modern, unique night out, check out Chambers Eat + Drink. This chic, sexy bar and restaurant encourages its guests to simply "Be amazing" while laying low in the lounge.

Accommodations

From high-style luxury to a coastal eco-adventure, a getaway here is anything but ordinary. Try the Four Seasons Silicon Valley, Rosewood Hotel, Stanford Park Hotel, The Westin Palo Alto, Epiphany Hotel and The Clement Hotel. A standout among luxury Menlo Park Hotels, and located just across the street from Stanford Shopping Center, the Stanford Park Hotel offers a treat for your special someone: an American Girl adventure! This fun package includes a bathrobe and slippers, perfectly sized for your American Girl doll, and yours to keep! At The Clement Hotel, Palo Alto's newest and most inspiring urban retreat, no detail has been overlooked, providing personalized concierge services and privacy in a luxurious residential environment. The Clement Palo Alto offers an exclusive shopping trip to Stanford Shopping Center's iconic and newly renovated Bloomingdale's. This exciting experience can include such things as: Complimentary Style Advisor and beauty consultations, Little Brown Bag welcome amenity, 15% off Savings Certificate, Exclusive event invitations and car pick-up service.

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