- The Stanford Shopping Center is only minutes from Campus and has many high end shops
- University Avenue (downtown Palo Alto), just north of campus, has better shopping, including coffee shops with free Wi-fi.
- Town & Country Village, just across the El Camino Real from campus, has a more laid-back shopping atmosphere, with restaurants, small shops, and Trader Joe's
- The San Antonio Shopping Center, in Mountain View, is a less expensive shopping center. The free Marguerite Shopping Express (SE) shuttle goes between there and Stanford daily.