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St. Armands Circle

300 Madison Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236
941-388-1554
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Ranked #3 of 21 shopping in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Malls, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Specialty Shops
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Description: Find over 100 specialty stores and restuarants at this outdoor mall.
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Tampa, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

It is impossible to not like the circle! There is something for everyone here. Lots of unique boutiques, art galleries and eateries. Picture the largest roundabout you've ever seen and in the middle is this fantastic park like setting with palms, benches, shade and statues. It's just beautiful. On the out side of the cirlce are all the shops and... More

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Sarasota, Florida
Top Contributor
186 reviews 186 reviews
42 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Great shops and restaurants. My favorite by far is the Columbia with it's unique Cuban/Spanish cuisine and friendly staff. Spent a few hours walking around this area. You will love it !

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

St. Armands Circle shops have a lot of variety; trendy boutiques, kitschy knick-knacks, good food and lush landscaping. I love the Wyland art gallery and Renee's boutique. The Daiquiri Deck is decent (I love the Siesta Key location more), and the Columbia restaurant is beautiful. My trip to Florida is not complete without a stop here. If you enjoy shopping,... More

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Naples, FL
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196 reviews 196 reviews
58 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A great and compact area for a walk and the accompanying shopping. We found the shopkeepers friendly and helpful. Along with a variety of stores and restaurants, there is something here for everyone. Free parking.

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Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I hate to shop, but I love shopping the circle. And the dining is wonderful too! We walk and shop the Circle daily when staying at Lido Beach Resort. Thank goodness some things never change.

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Danville, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

we spent several hours walking in st. Armands Circle, both during the day and evening, a must visit place, many different shops and places to eat, or just sit for awhile. you must remember where you have parked your car the area is very large, it is such a site to behold art, food and shoping await you here. not... More

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Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Parking is free and you can make a stop at the beach, listen to music, grab bite to eat or an ice cream cone, or go shopping. Perfect to relax and unwind!

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Sarasota, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

One of my favorite Friday nights is to have Happy Hour at Charthouse ( about 5 min past the circle) and then return to St. Armands Circle to casually stroll through the stores. The peanut store has an interesting variety and samples. I love looking through Garden Argosy that has many unique gift ideas. People watching is always good on... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Enjoy the shopping and food by the beach. Lots of little clothing shops, restaurants and trinket shops. Restaurants and shops on the pricey side, but one of the best souvenir shops in Sarasota with decent pricing. Parking is troublesome but doable. Watch the speed limits in the area.

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Sarasota, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Lots of restaurants and shops and fun to walk around and window shop and eat but doesn't take long to visit the whole circle. For Christmas they decorate the main park in the middle and it is very festive. Best time to go is Nov to March when it is not so hot. The Shore is one of the newer... More

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