St. Armands Circle

St. Armands Circle, Sarasota: Hours, Address, St. Armands Circle Reviews: 4.5/5

St. Armands Circle
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Shopping Malls
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Shop. Dine. Relax. The St. Armands Circle Association represents the over 130 merchants of St Armands Circle in Sarasota Florida. Nestled between the sparkling waters of Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, St. Armands is truly unique in concept, history and ambience. It’s easy to relax, unwind, and let your cares fade away.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Top ways to experience St. Armands Circle
Popular mentions

4.5
5,690 reviews
Excellent
3,377
Very good
1,746
Average
428
Poor
88
Terrible
51

Kelly
Cincinnati, OH332 contributions
One of my favorites!
Sep 2021
I haven’t been here for a few years and some shops are gone, but plenty of new ones, especially women’s clothing. Lots of improvements too. Really missed the Brighton store, but there is another store there that has it. Parking is all pay now. On streets and in the lot and garage. So happy to visit again.
Written October 3, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Linda G
3 contributions
So fun to explore!
Sep 2021
Stayed at a beach house across from Lido Beach for a week and loved walking to St. Armands Circle to explore stores and restaurants.
Written October 2, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

PeterandLindaD
St. Augustine, FL176 contributions
Restaurant and Shopping Area
Aug 2021
This area, located across the bridge on Lido Key, is well worth visiting at any time of the day. It is a bustling area of nice stores and wide variety of restaurants. While the parking spots along the busiest part may be taken, we had no problem finding parking on the side streets. Well recommended.
Written September 15, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Shelly
1 contribution
Unwelcoming, swarming employees! Yikes!
Sep 2021 • Solo
Oh geez- I feel like a thief in Garden Argosy! I wasn’t even 3 steps in when 2 employees swarmed me in an uncomfortable way. I tried to walk through the store but goodness they made me feel so so on edge, suspiciously watching my every move. I live 3 blocks away and I’ve been here a couple times before to get gifts to send to friends and each time the aggressive employees use a swarm tactic and make you feel very very uncomfortable. I decided that was my last time, it’s not worth it! And, prepare for a horrible, long drawn out check out experience as well because they write down what you are purchasing down to the most minute detail and go over and over it and over it and then add everything up with a calculator. Huh? Always a bad overall experience and in no way worth it. There are lots of fun shops at St Armands where you will be welcomed with friendly faces….take your business elsewhere and save yourself, trust me!
Written September 8, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

S S
Greenville, SC57 contributions
A Shopper's Paradise!
Jun 2021
This area has more of the high-end stores that I tend to avoid. I despise shopping because I don't have the patience for it! I am more so an online, vintage, or oddity shopper. I don't like to wear what everyone else is wearing and paying a fortune for it. I enjoy finding little gems in the most unlikely places.
Written September 7, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

996candy
Lafayette, CO158 contributions
Good shopping, great food.
Aug 2021
I've been coming here for 25 years, and they really keep it looking nice. It's normal shops, nothing special. Alvin's, Chico's, Starbuck's. Oh MY Gauze is my family's favorite. L'Europe is the best restaurant, but Crab n Fin is second. I actually had never been, but Daquiri Deck was surprisingly good food! (poke bowl). Most parking is now pay-to-park M-F.
Written August 29, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jamieg398
Berwick, Louisiana, United States27 contributions
Nice shopping area
Aug 2021 • Family
This is a nice little area for shopping. Some high end places & some not so high end. We had a great time walking around & checking everything out. Be prepared to pay for parking if you want to be close. It’s not bad though. Parking is cheap. This place is very busy because of everyone going shopping & to the beach. It’s definitely something to check out.
Written August 9, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gina O
Lake Wales, FL66 contributions
Lots of Shops and Food!
Aug 2021 • Couples
This is always a busy place to visit. If you love a rich taste of shopping and food this is your place to go. It has lots of multiple cultural influences in the tastes and fashions. Kilwin's Fudge is fantastic! You have to grab a bite if you go. They charge for parking in most areas now and have a parking garage if you don’t want to park on the street. Watch for cars when crossing the street!! Lots of traffic and lots of people!! La Macaroon is another place we have to stop at every-time we go since one of us can eat a box of them in a sitting. We don’t normally stay to long walking since In the summer time it’s so hot. Just be sure to wear your sun screen and walking shoes. It is something you have to do if you’ve never been.
Written August 2, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Islandgirl-BGill
Allen Park, MI142 contributions
Super quaint place to visit
Nov 2020
I always come here then visiting Sarasota. The Circle is a great place to walk, eat and shop. SO many options and things to see, and off and around about to the lovely Lido Beach.....
Written August 2, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Erica
Maryland2 contributions
Great if you can walk to it. Horrible to drive and park.
Jul 2021 • Family
The house we rent is walking distance to St. Armands so it’s great to be able to walk there anytime we want and not deal with parking. They added a huge shop that’s more readable priced than the o the others and is more of a typical souvenir shop which is good. They have the best ice cream shops and Meanies Mini Donuts which are to die for! Rico’s has amazing pizza. I do hate that most of the stores close at 6 or 7 even on weekends. So stupid. They are losing so much business. People want to eat dinner and then be able to walk around and shop till at least 9 or 10. The large shop Alvins Island does stay open till 12:00 so that’s good. If I had to drive there I probably wouldn’t recommend it. The Siesta Key Village has better shopping in my opinion, although parking can be bad there too.
Written July 24, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 5,360
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about St. Armands Circle

St. Armands Circle is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Buy tickets in advance on Tripadvisor. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

We recommend booking St. Armands Circle tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 4 St. Armands Circle tours on Tripadvisor