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St. Armands Circle

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Address: 300 Madison Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone Number: 19413881554
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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A unique island shopping experience with over 140 upscale shops, boutiques,...

A unique island shopping experience with over 140 upscale shops, boutiques, art galleries and award winning restaurants set amidst lush tropical landscaping, antique statuary, courtyards and patios. Art festivals, classic car shows, family-friendly Halloween event and a spectacular holiday display add to the excitement.

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This is a "must do" every time I visit the area.

Everything is here! Love the shopping, food, and just walking around and taking in the relaxing and pretty scenery. Even though the shopping isn't typically for someone on a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everything is here! Love the shopping, food, and just walking around and taking in the relaxing and pretty scenery. Even though the shopping isn't typically for someone on a budget, the shop workers are always friendly and I usually manage to find something I can't pass up at a price I'm willing to pay. Everyone here seems to be happy!... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This area is too busy and formal for me. I choose more unique spots when traveling. Upscale clothing/ fabulous! But I can get that at home. So, it's a nice walk and window shopping, but not my style.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A fun area of stores and restaurants, especially at night. Parking can be a challenge. Don't miss the Circus Hall of Fame (the plaques in the centre of the circle).

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Dover, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

And restaurants galore. Very touristy, near beach. A pretty place to walk around. Would visit again, but expensive

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Oakville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

St. Armands Circle is a must see for anyone visiting the Venice-Sarasota-St. Petersburg area. It is a beautifully designed and maintained location, with interesting shops, restaurants, buildings and structures. Take a walk around and enjoy the surroundings, stop at the unique shops, and when hungry, visit one of the great restaurants or simply enjoy a gelato at one of many... More 

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Timmins, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not only is the shopping amazing, the restaurants are wonderful. It's a short walk to the amazing Lido beach. Alvins is a huge store with beach essentials but the rudest staff ever.

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Haslett, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A nice walk around. Good restaurants. A variety of eateries. Watching people is fun. Trying to find a restroom is hard. Not many stores for men.

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An avid visitor to St. Armand's as there is always a gig going on and the art festival was a sure winner this trip! Lots of great talent and spectators. We had lunch at Cha Cha Coconuts and it was delightful! Great shopping, great restaurants, a nice stroll around the circle and a day of play!

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to shop, look, and eat. Interesting mixture of shops. Plan on spending several hours here.

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Skaneateles, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a shoppers haven with shops offering something for everyone's pocket book. From chic designer wear to souvenirs there are shops that are all just a stroll around the circle. There is a large off-street free parking area and MANY restaurant choices. The "artsy" sculptures add a European flavor to the experience.

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