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 March 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.

Thursday, January 1, 2015
10:00 a.m.
Introducing Girl of the Year® 2015
Don’t miss the unveiling of our 2015 Girl of the Year® doll! This event includes fun activities, crafts, exciting giveaways, and more. Be among the first to welcome this special contemporary character!
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Friday, January 2, 2015
10:00 a.m.
Introducing Girl of the Year® 2015
Don’t miss the unveiling of our 2015 Girl of the Year® doll! This event includes fun activities, crafts, exciting giveaways, and more. Be among the first to welcome this special contemporary character!
Learn More
Saturday, January 3, 2015
10:00 a.m.
Introducing Girl of the Year® 2015
Don’t miss the unveiling of our 2015 Girl of the Year® doll! This event includes fun activities, crafts, exciting giveaways, and more. Be among the first to welcome this special contemporary character!
Learn More
Thursday, January 8, 2015
4:00 p.m.
Girl of the Year® 2015 Travel Tags
Your girl can join the fun for free! She’ll create a delightful paper craft to keep or share—inspired by our upcoming Girl of the Year® doll. Available in 2015.
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Saturday, January 10, 2015
9:00 a.m.
Adorable Accents: Twists & Braids
Your girl can learn tips and tricks for giving her doll a fun new look! She’ll get a hands-on lesson from our Doll Hair Salon stylists, who will show her how to create three playful styles using our Adorable Accents set made just for American Girl dolls. Plus, she’ll get to take the accents set home!
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Tuesday, January 13, 2015
1:00 p.m.
Princess Bitty Baby Story Time
Share a story side by side! Listen with your little girl to a reading of Princess Bitty Baby, an enchanting fairytale complete with a princess, a dragon, and a frog. Enjoy a fun activity together, too.
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Thursday, January 15, 2015
4:00 p.m.
Girl of the Year® 2015 Travel Tags
Your girl can join the fun for free! She’ll create a delightful paper craft to keep or share—inspired by our upcoming Girl of the Year® doll. Available in 2015.
Learn More
Saturday, January 17, 2015
9:00 a.m.
Apron Craft & Cookie Decoration with Girl of the Year® 2015
Celebrate the arrival of our next Girl of the Year® with in-store fun! Your girl will get crafts to decorate and tasty treats, too—all inspired by next year’s contemporary character. Available in 2015.
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4:00 p.m.
Girl of the Year® 2015 Travel Tags
Your girl can join the fun for free! She’ll create a delightful paper craft to keep or share—inspired by our upcoming Girl of the Year® doll. Available in 2015.
Learn More
Sunday, January 18, 2015
10:00 a.m.
Adorable Accents: Twists & Braids
Your girl can learn tips and tricks for giving her doll a fun new look! She’ll get a hands-on lesson from our Doll Hair Salon stylists, who will show her how to create three playful styles using our Adorable Accents set made just for American Girl dolls. Plus, she’ll get to take the accents set home!
Learn More
3:00 p.m.
Girl of the Year® 2015 Travel Tags
Your girl can join the fun for free! She’ll create a delightful paper craft to keep or share—inspired by our upcoming Girl of the Year® doll. Available in 2015.
Learn More
Thursday, January 22, 2015
4:00 p.m.
Girl of the Year® 2015 Travel Tags
Your girl can join the fun for free! She’ll create a delightful paper craft to keep or share—inspired by our upcoming Girl of the Year® doll. Available in 2015.
Learn More
Friday, January 23, 2015
1:00 p.m.
Meal & Memories with Mom
It’s time for a girls’ day out—just you and your daughter! You’ll enjoy a delicious meal, giggle over fun dice games that you can play over and over—like Story Switch-off, Roll-of-the-Dice Charades, and more—and make a colorful keepsake picture frame craft together. You’ll even have a mother-daughter photo taken right at your table and printed for your one-of-a-kind frame.
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Saturday, January 24, 2015
4:00 p.m.
Kit’s Tree House Craft
In 1934, Kit loved to spend time with friends in her tree house. Your girl can assemble and decorate her own tree house book—it opens up so she can imagine playing inside with Kit!
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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