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St. Armands Circle

300 Madison Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236
941-388-1554
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88%
Ranked #4 of 25 Shopping in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Malls, Specialty Shops, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Shopping
Activities: Shopping, Dining
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Owner description: Find over 100 specialty stores and restuarants at this outdoor mall.

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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

All ways stop at St Armands when in Sarasota. Yes the restaurants can be a little expensive but that is up to you. We only go for the shopping they have some lovely gift shops with unusual items I tend to do a bit of xmas shopping.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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89 reviews 89 reviews
41 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Like another reviewer just wrote, it reminds him of Naples and he was correct in his observation. Albeit it is very nice, but trendy and overpriced. The small park is nice but not worth the visit just for that. We stopped in a few restaurants and found them to be over priced and trendy so we only had drinks and... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

It is A. always clean B. Somehow still beautiful in the rain, and C. highly enjoyable! It is a treat to walk around here. It can get very crowded, I will warn. I like it best in the morning or evening. Afternoon can be crazy. It is a lovely little area to go shopping and dining! Cool shops and great... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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163 reviews 163 reviews
32 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

St Armands reminds me of downtown Naples, with great restaurants and high end retail. Unlike Naples, this is not the only gathering place in Sarasota(there are 5 or 6 others) and unlike Naples, St Armands is not a constant traffic jam. The circular design of St Armands was a dream of John Ringling, with a small park in the center... More

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Mantua, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Contrary to what some say here, , I moved to Longboat at 39 and stayed I was 63, The circle is filled with shops, and yes some catering to the wealthy and those who want to impress and other that simply are novelties, However I've purchased some very unique and rare items and some fantastic gifts there. for my family.... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Just a good afternoon to evening out good browsing good food good surroundings and when done go up to Main Street for more

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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194 reviews 194 reviews
82 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Let's get this into perspective... This is a teeny little circle of small 'independent' shops catering, in the most part, for the over 55s, money and no taste brigade. A kind of retail extension of God's waiting room, if you like. And like it, I didn't. It has as much atmosphere as the moon, no the moon probably has more.... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

St. Armand's is lovely walk, exploring the numerous electric shops and sampling tidbits from the many dining options. Designed by it's founder John Ringling to resemble a circus wagon wheel with spokes extending from the hub, St. Armand's offers something for everyone and every taste. Definitely worth devoting at least a few hours while selecting a dining option for lunch... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Such a great place to do a little shopping and eating. Then you have Lido Beach right down the street. The Circle is such a great place even if you just want to stroll, sit on the many park benches and have an ice cream. Great place to bring visitors as well as locals.

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A must see! great restaurants and shopping! lots of outdoor seating! shop, people watch and have dinner!!

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