San Mateo County Shopping Guide

San Mateo County boasts some of the best shopping in the Bay Area, whether visitors are looking to shop at a mall or browse specialty boutiques. Large shopping centers like Daly City's Serramonte Center and Palo Alto's Stanford Mall are home to department stores like Nordstrom or Macy's while also offering high fashion retailers like Betsey Johnson and Tiffany and Co. The San Mateo area is also home to many boutique retailers and stores offering everything from specialty pet accessories to culinary gifts thrive in Peninsula cities like Burlingame and Redwood City. Weekend vacationers will also enjoy the quaint boutiques located in towns like Half Moon Bay and Moss Beach. San Mateo County shops and malls will satisfy the urge to splurge, offering an array of merchandise from knick-knacks to runway dresses.

San Mateo Co. Shops & Shopping Districts

Serramonte Center

3 Serramonte Center, Daly City, CA 94015
Home to more than 140 prime retail stores, The Serramonte Center in Daly City draws shoppers from all over the Bay Area. Macy's, Mervyn's and Target Greatland anchor the mall. The Serramonte Center also contains the world's largest New York & Company. Other notable stores include Forever 21, The Body Shop, Wet Seal and several restaurants.

The Shops at Tanforan

1150 El Camino Real, San Bruno, California 94066
Anchored by JCPenny, Sears and Target, The Shops at Tanforan is currently home to some of the best shopping in San Bruno. A wide variety of other excellent stores are located at Tanforan, including Victoria's Secret, Shoe Palace, Spencer Gifts, Hallmark and Journey's. The shopping center also has a large food court for those who need a break from the stores.

Hillsdale Shopping Center

60 31st Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403
130 specialty stores are housed within the Hillsdale Shopping Center, including Nordstrom, Macy's, Mervyn's and Sears. Outback Steakhouse, TGI Friday's, Panda Express and Sbarro are just a few of the diverse dining options at Hillsdale. Any shopping needs can be taken care of at this San Mateo mall.

Stanford Shopping Center - Palo Alto

680 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, CA 94304
The Stanford Shopping Center is an upscale outdoor mall in Palo Alto, home to Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's and Macy's. Those with a taste for luxury are sure to be impressed by the large selection of retailers at the Stanford Shopping Center. Tiffany & Co., Sharper Image, Betsey Johnson and J. Crew are some of the other top shops in this prime Palo Alto mall.