St. Armands Circle Association, Sarasota

An island with a misspelled name, St. Armands Circle Association was purchased by a Frenchman named St. Amand in the 19th century. His name was misspelled on land deeds, and that error became the name of the island. John Ringling, the circus magnate, purchased the land in 1917 and turned it into a residential and shopping area. Upon exploring, you'll discover that St. Armands Circle sits at the heart of the action, encompassed by shops, restaurants, and cafes with outdoor seating that allow you to enjoy the breeze over the water. Put St. Armands Circle Association into our Sarasota travel planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Sarasota.
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  • Yesterday my husband and I entered this store and were immediately welcomed by the Manager. I wanted to exchange a hat I had purchased and he was happy to do so as I picked out a pair of LuLuB shorts ...  more »
  • We stumbled upon this area on our trip to Sarasota and ended up there three of the 8 nights we were in town just wandering the shops and grabbing dinner in one of the many fine establishments. Full of...  more »
  • The circle is very pedestrian friendly where drivers are very courteous and stop before you enter the crosswalk. The shops are very clean with a variety of goods but it’s also just a nice place to wal...  more »
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  • I love this area of Sarasota. Beautifully laid out with great shopping and restaurants. A lit to do in Sarasota.
  • It is a great place to walk around and entertain out-of-town guests. Conversation is easy benches in rest areas. Plenty to see and do
  • Great place to shop. Many choices for eating. You may even see a celebrity
  • A little too swanky for me. Might be nice if you're the type who wants to "see and be seen". I'm just not into that.
  • Very cool tourist location. Lots of gift shops and restaurants. A weeeee bit expensive.

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