St. Armands Circle Association, Sarasota

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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 trip itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 14, 2017
    I've enjoyed days that started with breakfast at St. Armand's and included lots of good shopping (and snacking!). I've enjoyed afternoons there shopping, clothes, jewelry, house things, gifts things (...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Love seating outside and just watching life happen. Plenty of individuals walking around the circle and the traffic. Could easily waste hours watching.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Of course this a great of many shops in St. Armands circle, must see shops and sites and don't forget the food. Must see.  more »
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  • May 27, 2017
    I love this area of Sarasota. Beautifully laid out with great shopping and restaurants. A lit to do in Sarasota.
  • May 4, 2017
    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
  • May 22, 2017
    Great place to shop. Many choices for eating. You may even see a celebrity
  • April 8, 2017
    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.
  • May 19, 2017
    Very cool tourist location. Lots of gift shops and restaurants. A weeeee bit expensive.

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