Tanforan was recently remodeled. It began as a pretty low-rent mall in a very good location. I used to enjoy bringing my kids over to play on the life size train that ran around the mall. Then they added the Target that was really large and good. The food court was okay, and there were no good stores. They just remodeled and it is even less appealing to me. The mall is just much more crowded. They added a BJs restaurant and Barnes and Noble, but I can get those closer to home. They supposedly have a kids play area, but I didn't find it when I was there the first and only time I went after the remodel. Also the Target parking lot is really scary - it seems so low, like your car is going to scrape the ceiling. I don't have much reason to go back.