American Girl

San Francisco Bay Area

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Welcome to American Girl San Francisco Bay Area

Come to Stanford Shopping Center in the San Francisco Bay Area, where girls can enjoy their favorite shops, casual dining in the Bistro, and extra-special celebrations. change location

660 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Shopping

Find shops featuring all of our characters—from historical favorites to My American Girl® dolls to our current Girl of the Year—plus Bitty Baby and the Bitty Twins. Add to the fun by exploring outfits, accessories, and furniture that help make every doll's world complete. Don't forget to browse our bookstore with titles that open up girls' imaginations. And check out Creativi-Tees, our specialty shop for designing matching doll and girl T-shirts! Learn more

Enjoy the help of a personal shopper: Schedule an appointment today.

Dining

When you’re ready for a casual bite with that special touch, visit the American Girl Bistro. You and your girl can choose from a la carte selections, including tasty appetizers, delicious entrees, and rich and creamy desserts. Prices subject to change. Now accepting reservations through February 26. Learn more

  • Appetizers: $5-7
  • Entrees: $8-15
  • Desserts: $4-7
  • Afternoon Tea and Craft (served weekdays, 2-4:30 p.m.) is $13.50 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.

Sample Menu

Doll Hair Salon

Let one of our stylists treat your girl’s American Girl doll to a new ’do! Visit the Doll Hair Salon and watch our specialists work their magic. Learn more

Bistro Birthday Celebration

Celebrate her big day with an American Girl party! This all-inclusive package will help make it a day she’ll never forget—every party guest will enjoy a delicious meal in the Bistro, cake and ice cream, and a take-home goody bag. For girls ages 3 and up. Learn more

Deluxe Birthday Celebration

Host a celebration like no other! This party takes place in your very own private dining room and features a tasty meal, a hands-on craft, table games, cake and ice cream, goody bags, doll tiaras, a special gift for the guest of honor, and so much more. For girls ages 8 and up. Learn more

Special events

For events that require reservations, please call 877-247-5223.

Friday, December 5, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Make a Gingerbread House!
Design and decorate your own gingerbread house! This festive activity includes everything your girl needs to make a one-of-a-kind holiday centerpiece—gingerbread pieces, frosting, and lots of candy decorations.
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The Wonder of Holiday Memories
Create shining holiday memories with your favorite girl! Imagine her wide-eyed delight as you make festive doll-sized crafts and dine together at American Girl. Includes a delicious meal and a memory book to take home.
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Saturday, December 6, 2014
9:00 a.m.
Special Occasion Styles
Give her American Girl doll a fancy style for a special occasion! Your girl will learn how to create dazzling looks in the Doll Hair Salon. Includes styling tips to try at home, plus doll hair accessories for updos.
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Thursday, December 11, 2014
Project Runway Inspired by BeForever™ Tour
It’s a first-ever American Girl event. For two exciting days, we will be hosting an exhibit of BeForever-inspired fashion designs as seen on a recent episode of the hit television show Project Runway. You’ll get to view a select assortment of the actual outfits from the show. The event is free and no reservations are required. But the designs will be here for only two days, so mark your calendar!
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Friday, December 12, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Make a Gingerbread House!
Design and decorate your own gingerbread house! This festive activity includes everything your girl needs to make a one-of-a-kind holiday centerpiece—gingerbread pieces, frosting, and lots of candy decorations.
Learn More
Project Runway Inspired by BeForever™ Tour
It’s a first-ever American Girl event. For two exciting days, we will be hosting an exhibit of BeForever-inspired fashion designs as seen on a recent episode of the hit television show Project Runway. You’ll get to view a select assortment of the actual outfits from the show. The event is free and no reservations are required. But the designs will be here for only two days, so mark your calendar!
Learn More
The Wonder of Holiday Memories
Create shining holiday memories with your favorite girl! Imagine her wide-eyed delight as you make festive doll-sized crafts and dine together at American Girl. Includes a delicious meal and a memory book to take home.
Learn More
Friday, December 19, 2014
The Wonder of Holiday Memories
Create shining holiday memories with your favorite girl! Imagine her wide-eyed delight as you make festive doll-sized crafts and dine together at American Girl. Includes a delicious meal and a memory book to take home.
Learn More

Plan your visit

Find the information you need to make your visit easy and enjoyable:

For more information, e-mail us or call 877-247-5223.

Frequently asked questions about American Girl

What can I expect at the Doll Hair Salon?
The Doll Hair Salon is where dolls get the special attention they deserve. Choose from a variety of new hairdos, and our stylists will make it happen. They can even pamper your girl’s doll with a package that makes her shine.
How do I request a charitable donation?
Please review the guidelines and requirements to determine your eligibility for a charitable donation, then complete and submit the Charitable Donation Request Form.

Party or event reservations: call 877-247-5223