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“Great shopping and dining!!”
Review of St. Armands Circle

St. Armands Circle
Ranked #1 of 68 Shopping in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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“Great shopping and dining!!”
Reviewed October 18, 2010

My family and I went here in May of 2010, beautiful beaches, wonder shopping and restaurants. We had so much fun, very family oriented.

Would come back here anytime!

2 Thank antoniaplev
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“Awesome shopping and nice cafes”
Reviewed March 23, 2010

Unique boutiques and clothing you don't find in the malls with a definite Florida feel.

Thank Bentrdr
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Victoria, Texas
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“Ritzy shopping area...great place to people watch.”
Reviewed October 18, 2009

We came upon St. Armands Circle as we were driving through Sarasota. I was impressed with the eateries and their outdoor areas to eat - We just walked through and the ALL smelled so good. The best smelling was the Columbia restaurant! I wish we could have stopped to eat somewhere but we just had lunch elsewhere. Even if we were to stop, I think it would have been too pricey for us.

Most of the stores along the St. Armands Circle were pricey and we just found ourselves looking at everything.

It's a great place to sit on a bench and people watch!

Thank cjnd2002
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South Florida
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“Beautiful layout-Not so great stores for younger people”
Reviewed September 11, 2009

Very cute layout/circle of shops and restaurants but......................

I think the shopping is more catered to the older crowd- the stores remind me of the stores in Naples or Boca Raton for the older crowd. There are no true trendy- youthful shops. One store had a few Ed Hardy items in it and everything else was that older crowd retired feel with a Florida twist(Naples/Boca Raton).

The restaurants are similar, but there are 1 or 2 fine dining options and a few fun places for families with children and the younger crowd.

MANY ice cream shops!!!!!!!!

One Baby/Childrens clothing shop.

A few art stores.

It's a great alternative to the beach, but not my favorite shopping place.

2 Thank alaskajamaica
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“Great place to shop and eat!”
Reviewed August 26, 2009

I have been to sarasota several times and love the atmosphere there. Its such a nice place with lovely people.
There are some really great places to shop from high street designers to great boutiques! footlites is just great for shoes!
the restaureants are also really great there serving up the most amazing food, and drinks too!
Beaches just around the corner are also great for a bit of relaxing after a hard bit of shopping!
Amazing choice for beach resort and would twin well with Orlando as only about hour and a half drive.

Thank Kimi1986
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