Welcome to St. Armands Circle
Known as Sarasota’s Rodeo Drive, St. Armands Circle is the one-stop destination for delicious food, lively bars, and a wide selection of high-end retailers, boutiques, and local businesses. With more than 130 stores available along its well-maintained sidewalks, this open-air mall provides the perfect opportunity to shop til you drop. Situated between Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, there’s no shortage of sea breezes and salt air in this historical plaza, creating a unique shopping experience that feels like a tropical vacation. Whether you’re looking for a gift for a friend, a new fashion piece for your wardrobe, or a fun addition to your home decorum, you can find it at St. Armands Circle.
What to Love
- World class shopping and dining
- Year-round festivals and events for all ages
- Home to the famous Circus Ring of Fame
- Offers a centralized park for relaxation after a long day of shopping
- Convenient on-site and nearby parking
With a convenient location close to downtown Sarasota and the neighboring communities of Lido and Longboat Key, St. Armands Circle is all about elevating the laid-back, vacation-style atmosphere its surrounding areas exude. Locals who live on St. Armands Key can find themselves taking a quick walk to reach the Circle’s amenities. Those who live on nearby barrier islands only require a short drive, making St. Armands Circle the premier gathering place for locals to dine, shop, and play.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Look no further than St. Armands Circle for top-notch restaurants and world-class shopping all within walking distance of each other.
Shop from a curated collection of international women's fashion at Ivory Coast or select a new standout piece for your wardrobe at Lilly Pulitzer. Purchase a diamond necklace to enhance your new outfit at Jewelry by Cole. When you've finished shopping for yourself, don't forget to grab a gift at one of the many specialty shops available.
In between shopping sprees, take a respite with good food at Columbia Restaurant, an airy eatery offering fresh spins on Spanish cuisine. Italian bistro Le Colonne serves menu favorites like wood-fired pizzas, signature pasta, and handcrafted cocktails. Greek-inspired dishes can be found at Mediterranean bistro Blu Kouzina. Enjoy a heaping plate of Kalamaki souvlaki while seated at the restaurant's outdoor eating area.
Things to Do
Do your taste buds a favor with a guided culinary tour through St. Armands Circle. Enjoy delectable bites from three on-site restaurants, dessert at a specialty shop, and two workshops where you'll learn how to properly use oils and spices to elevate your own dishes at home.
St. Armands Circle hosts a wide selection of highly-anticipated festivals and community-led events. The St. Armands Art Festival is the perfect place to peruse and purchase artisan goods from local vendors while the area's Holiday Circle of Lights promises holiday festivities and fun for the whole family with a tree lighting, toy drive, live music, and photos with Santa.
Car enthusiasts enjoy the area's annual automobile events. Porsche’s in the Park brings in dazzling Porsches from all over sunny Florida in an impressive showcase that allows visitors to experience these luxury vehicles up close and personal. If that's not enough for you, be sure to attend Corvette’s on the Circle, a free admission car show featuring both classic and newer Corvette models, including the iconic 1953 C1 and the latest Stingray.
St. Armands Key is served by the Sarasota Public School System and is home to many exemplary schools, including:
- Alta Vista Elementary School, a kindergarten through fifth-grade primary institution, has an active PTA and offers a volunteer center for community members to get involved in school activities