The best Florida Keys vacations will involve lots of beach time, delicious seafood, and as many hours as you possibly can, exploring the shops that decorate the landscape of the town you choose to make your own, and a visit to St. Armands Circle will bring travelers a special sort of joy! Located in the heart of Sarasota and offering an upscale shopping experience, if you don’t come back to your RentTheKeys escape with a backseat overloaded with purchases, you obviously didn’t do something right and should spend a second day exploring all their wares. This guide to St. Armands Circle will give you an idea of how you should prepare for your shopping adventures there.
Located Just a Block Away from Famed Lido Beach
Pretty much anywhere you go in the Sarasota area, you won’t be far from the beach, and St. Armands Circle is the perfect example. An outdoor shopping mall, ensuring that you can enjoy the beautiful Sarasota weather and the therapy that salt air provides, there are over 130 shops, boutiques, galleries, and restaurants just waiting to be explored. For an extra special and unique touch, the circle of sidewalks that surround these businesses is known as the Circus Ring of Fame, paying homage to circus superstars in a town where the king of the three rings, John Ringling himself, made his home! As a matter of fact, its shape and layout were inspired by the circus, with circus elephants being used to help build the adjoining causeway and bridge.
The shops that can be found in St. Armands Circle Sarasota include souvenir shops, home décor businesses, and charming clothing boutiques, and if you are looking for some ice on a hot summer’s day, travelers can explore the wares at Alexander Fine Jewelers, or of course, enjoy a scoop at Big Olaf’s Creamery! Famed design label Lily Pulitzer has a shop on the circle, and Tommy Bahama brings the beach to the forefront with their beachwear!
And because all of that shopping can make you very hungry, restaurants such as the Blue Dolphin Café, Café L’Europe, and Blu Kouzina (as well as many others) offer an international selection of foods that will help conquer your hunger! Also offering a selection of spas, salons, and medical services (cosmetic purposes only), St. Armands Circle Sarasota truly is a one stop shopping experience!
Plan Your Trip to St. Armands Circle
Remember, your RentTheKeys Sarasota or Siesta Key sanctuaries offer plenty of room to store all your purchases and provide washers and dryers so you can pack light and save space in your luggage. Reserve your favorite escape today!