American Girl

San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco Bay Area Shopping Dining Parties Doll Hair Salon

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 December 14. 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.

Thursday, September 18, 2014
5:00 p.m.
BeForever Postcard Craft
The world of BeForever is waiting for your girl! At this craft event, she’ll create two postcards featuring the BeForever characters—one to keep, and one she can mail to a friend.
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Saturday, September 20, 2014
9:00 a.m.
Doll ’Dos & How-Tos: Bright Highlights
Your girl can learn tips and tricks for giving her doll a bright new ’do! Our Doll Hair Salon stylists will show lots of ways to style her doll’s hair using our Bright Highlights Set, vibrant clip-in hair colors made just for My American Girl® dolls. Your girl will get hands-on tips from our experts—and she’ll get to take the highlights home!
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
5:00 p.m.
Acorn Pouch Craft
Get set for fall fun! Your girl can create her very own acorn pouch out of felt and ribbon to take home.
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Thursday, September 25, 2014
5:00 p.m.
BeForever Postcard Craft
The world of BeForever is waiting for your girl! At this craft event, she’ll create two postcards featuring the BeForever characters—one to keep, and one she can mail to a friend.
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Saturday, September 27, 2014
9:15 a.m.
BeForever: Create Your Silhouette Frame
Immerse yourself in the world of BeForever—and share page-turning adventures with girls from the past. At this special event, your girl will create and customize a multilayered frame—and get her own silhouette to display inside. Your girl will also enjoy fun quizzes and activities that help her get to know each of the BeForever characters.
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Thursday, October 2, 2014
5:00 p.m.
BeForever Postcard Craft
The world of BeForever is waiting for your girl! At this craft event, she’ll create two postcards featuring the BeForever characters—one to keep, and one she can mail to a friend.
Learn More
Saturday, October 4, 2014
9:00 a.m.
Doll ’Dos & How-Tos: Jewel Highlights
Your girl can learn tips and tricks for giving her doll a one-of-a-kind look! Our Doll Hair Salon stylists will show lots of ways to style her doll’s hair using our new Jewel Highlights Set, three gem-toned, clip-in hair colors made just for My American Girl® dolls. Your girl will get hands-on tips from our experts—and she’ll get to take the highlights home!
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Thursday, October 9, 2014
5:00 p.m.
BeForever Postcard Craft
The world of BeForever is waiting for your girl! At this craft event, she’ll create two postcards featuring the BeForever characters—one to keep, and one she can mail to a friend.
Learn More
Saturday, October 11, 2014
9:15 a.m.
BeForever: Create Your Silhouette Frame
Immerse yourself in the world of BeForever—and share page-turning adventures with girls from the past. At this special event, your girl will create and customize a multilayered frame—and get her own silhouette to display inside. Your girl will also enjoy fun quizzes and activities that help her get to know each of the BeForever characters.
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Sunday, October 12, 2014
1:00 p.m.
Acorn Pouch Craft
Get set for fall fun! Your girl can create her very own acorn pouch out of felt and ribbon to take home.
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Monday, October 13, 2014
5:00 p.m.
Paper Pumpkin Craft
Celebrate autumn! Your girl can make a festive paper pumpkin to take home.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
10:00 a.m.
Bitty Baby and Me
Your little girl can shine bright with Bitty Baby! At this special event inspired by our picture-book collection, she’ll enjoy a fun "mommy-daughter" activity, coloring page, and delicious snack.
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11:00 a.m.
Bitty Baby at the Ballet Story Time
Place your little girl in your lap and listen to a reading of Bitty Baby at the Ballet, a sweet story about a special performance and a bunny that hops with all her heart! Enjoy a fun activity together, too.
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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