St. Armands Circle
St. Armands Circle
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksShopping Malls
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
This outdoor mall with a coastal view is a high end retail and entertainment district home to over 130 shops, restaurants and galleries. St. Armand's Circle is built on an island in Sarasota Bay adjacent to Lido Key. Its circular shape and layout is inspired by its designer John Ringling, who is famous for shaping the modern day circus—you can learn more about it through day tours around Sarasota. The shops surround a charming green park in the center—a perfect place to relax in between a full day of shopping and dining. – Tripadvisor
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  • boxshop
    Norfolk, Virginia5,948 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Birthday Lunch 2023
    We visited Saint Armands Circle today and walked all the Quadrants. This is a beautiful area with lots of benchs.They have wonderful stores and restaurants. This is a great place to people watch.It is always busy so give yourself plenty of time to enjoy it.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 16, 2023
  • Pam
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sophisticated St Armands.
    We’ve been visiting Sarasota for many years and always head to St Armands Circle. We love the ambiance. It’s selection of elegant shops and restaurants is wonderful. There’s often something happening in the circle, anything from a car show an art exhibition. The beach is in walking distance with the most awesome sunsets. A must, for anyone visiting Sarasota.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 22, 2023
  • Lisa H
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous day spent at St. Armands Circle
    St. Armands Circle is a wonderful and fun shopping and dining experience! There are so many unique stores filled with beautiful items. The restaurants have outstanding menus and the service is always excellent.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 27, 2023
  • Hiddengirl2001
    Groton, Connecticut56 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you like to shop, this is a good place to visit.
    Visiting Sarasota for the first time. Really enjoyed wandering around St. Armand’s Circle. The folks in the shops where we stopped were friendly and the gelato, food and drinks were good. I was surprised that the city didn’t mark the parking meter screen that could not be read as out of order, given the upscale nature of the shops in the area. It was a nice shopping area to walk around.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 31, 2023
  • Susan J
    Sarasota, Florida39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    St. Armands Circle-world class experiences and near the beach too!
    Looking for a place to stroll and browse unique little shops or try one of the many restaurants and sidewalk eateries for great food? The Circle is a great place to do it all AND still be close enough to the beach for a days outing or just to watch the gorgeous sunsets! There are parking meters now, credit cards only. There’s also a parking garage which we found more affordable and convenient for exiting town. You’ll probably want to go more than one time to fully see and experience all it has to offer!
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 6, 2023
  • melwashere81
    Cleveland, Texas1,206 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A shoppers dream
    We made a quick stop here on a Sunday afternoon to grab some souvenirs, and this place is amazing. There are so many shops and restaurants to check out and of course historic markers and little statues too. We didn't stay long as it was extremely crowded, but at least parking was free (Sunday only)
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 10, 2023
  • Flossieo56
    Glenolden, Pennsylvania153 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great and Unique shopping and Dining
    We really enjoy St. Armands Circle. This was our 4th visit. It's easy to get around and the shops are unique and fun. I highly recommend The Landing Company (ask for Collin or Jo Jo), Alexander's (ask for Mary) and Simona for beautiful and reasonable jewelry and as for restaurants, Columbia is very good; Lobstercraft (ask for Scott) for great hot buttered Lobster rolls among other sandwich picks, Speaks Clam Bar for their Seafood Lasagna and Rico's for pizza. Any time of day is great to go but some of the shops close early so I would recommend going at 10:00 a.m. and enjoy every minute. Restaurants stay open later but each vary.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 17, 2023
  • Taylor B
    Chicago, Illinois8,761 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The dream of John and Mabel Ringling fulfilled
    St. Armands Circle, one of the most fashionable shopping areas in the United States, was the dream of circus magnate John Ringling and his wife Mabel. While wintering in Sarasota, Florida in the 1920s, Ringling purchased a lot of land on Sarasota Bay and built a bridge to connect St. Armands Key and Bird Key to the Sarasota mainland. In 1926, St. Armands Circle became a reality. Today, the seven-acre property features over 130 stores and restaurants. Any visit to Sarasota isn't complete without a stroll around St. Armands Circle. Some of the stores include Alexander's Fine Jewelers, Kilwin's, Tommy Bahama, Chico's, Foxy Lady, Lily Pulitzer, Apricot Lane Boutique, White House Black Market, Charleston Shoe Company, Hatley Boutique, The Met, Soma, St. Armands Antiques and Gifts, Wyland Galleries, Otto Jewelry, Rochelle's Boutique and Stingray Beachware. Restaurants open for lunch and dinner include Columbia, Crab and Fin, Cafe L'Europe, Blue Dolphin, Shore, Cilantro Grill, Le Colonne, Daiquiri Deck, Speaks Clam Bar, Tommy Bahama Restaurant and Bar, Pizzolo Pizza, Lynches Pub, Rico's Pizzeria, Venezia and St. Armands Oyster Bar. It's a wonderful way to spend a day away from the beach.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 28, 2023
  • Tribforce
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    New owners this year.
    Garden Argosy was such a surprise. So many unique gifts and the people working there are so great! Apparently it was bought recently by a beautiful couple. They made me feel so welcome. Ask for Caity when you go she had so many great gift ideas and suggestions. I bought many one of a kind items.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 30, 2023
  • JDSoui
    Tampa, Florida6,493 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Shops, Restaurants & Beaches
    The area is an easy-going series of shops and restaurants around the circle/center and surrounding streets. The ambiance is casual and people very friendly. Adjacent to the area is a pleasant beach - ideal for spending part of, or all of the day and have some dinner in one of the many restaurants. Overall a very nice visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 14, 2023
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razayes
Pittsburgh, PA337 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Great outdoor shopping, lots of variety. Great selection of restaurants. Parking can be a bit difficult . Overall a great place to spend a few hours.
Written February 15, 2024
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Bruce and Mary S
Osceola, WI285 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
This was our first time here! Just a lovely experience. Bright, cheerful, exceptionally clean. Such a wonderful experience.
Written January 30, 2024
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briannegohlke
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
When we booked a trip to Lido Key, we didn’t know what to expect when the weather ended up being unseasonably cool. Little did we know, we would absolutely love walking around St Armand’s circle once or twice per day! There’s so much to offer for any meal, including delicious gelato shops! If shopping is your thing, you won’t be disappointed.
Written January 15, 2024
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Joseph Robba
Charlotte, NC2,255 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
For whatever reason, when we were here during Christmas, it just seemed like there was little going on. I'd heard from people in the past there were things like an ice skating rink, and other fun activities, but when we came, there was literally just the normal shopping in the area, and we honestly didn't stay very long.
Written January 5, 2024
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joeypz3001
Parrish, FL117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Awesome! Ask for Liz. She was excellent. Very sweet, and knowledgeable. Come early. Always full of people. Family friendly, friendly
Written December 29, 2023
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Mike F
Antigo, WI328 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Really cool area, we parked down towards Lido Beach(where its free) and walked to the circle. Really good shopping, of all kinds and a lot of restaurant choices. Coffee and mini donuts were very good! This is an area where you can spend a day for sure!
Written December 23, 2023
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Missy F
Annapolis, MD98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Love coming to St Armand’s -especially on a Sunday ! Free parking in the convenient garage . Great restaurants and fun shops to visit.
Written December 18, 2023
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A S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
Sarasota best city in Florida ..
Clean urban classy vibrant…
☀️⛳️
Especially a auburn named Lakewood ranch U WILL NOT BELIEVE IT

DEFINITELY NOT THE VILLAGES
Written November 12, 2023
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StarchedWhiteApron
Overland Park, KS41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023
Eat at Columbia and order the 1905 salad. You can sit inside or oit. Great staff. Order bottled water their tap tastes like sulfer.

Written October 25, 2023
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Nomad
248 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Gorgeous circular promenade with tropical botanical attributes and sculptures. Strolling along here after dinner evokes a strong European Mediterranean vibe. Parking can be a problem. The Columbia Restaurant seems to dominate, but there are plenty of other great places to eat. The street is lined with a variety of interesting shops.
Written October 6, 2023
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