St. Armands Circle – Sarasota Shopping

MustDo.com | St. Armands Circle is a Sarasota, Florida Shopping & Dining Destination

Photo credit Nita Ettinger

MustDo.com | Shops, restaurants, statues on St. Armands Circle Sarasota, Florida.

Photo credit Nita Ettinger

Looking for a little continental flair while shopping in the Sarasota, Florida area? Then don’t miss St. Armands Circle on Lido Key with more than 140 boutiques, galleries, cafes, and restaurants. Set amidst lush tropical plantings, palm-lined medians, courtyards and antique statuary, St. Armands Circle offers a truly unique shopping trip. The area was first developed in the 1920’s by legendary circus magnate John Ringling, who also built the first causeway onto Lido Key. Today, St. Armands Circle is a cosmopolitan shopping area and sure to provide an unforgettable experience.

MustDo.com | Circus Sidewalk of Fame St. Armands Circle Sarasota, Florida.

Circus Sidewalk Hall of Fame. Photo credit Nita Ettinger.

Parking is free and convenient. There are 2 parking lots a short walk from the Circle and accessible from Adams Drive as you come onto the Circle from the Ringling Bridge. St. Armands also offers valet parking from 4:30 to 11 p.m. between Cafe L’Europe and Cha Cha Coconuts. Additional parking can be found on John Ringling Blvd., and in front of shops and restaurants for up to 3 hours. On weekends and after business hours, Wells Fargo bank off North Washington Drive provides free parking.

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Nita Ettinger is the co-publisher for Siesta Publications and the Editor in Chief for Must Do Visitor Guides. Must Do Visitor Guides provides Southwest Florida visitor information through printed publications and the website MustDo.com. Must Do Visitor Guides are published bi-annually and are available at no cost in Sarasota, Lee, and Collier County chambers of commerce, visitor information centers, select Southwest Florida hotels, and wherever free publications are found.

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