located on lido key is st. armands circle. st. armands is the most visited part of sarasota by out of town tourists. the circle was designed by the circus magnate john ringling and is lined with trendy shops, restaurants, and bars. the circle is just a couple of blocks from beautiful lido beach. a must see site when in the sarasota area.
I love walking in this area on summer evenings. Its a great stroll and has some fantastic artsy stores (130 of them in fact) and some great restaurants.
Wonderfully relaxing. I go here at least once every time I visit Sarasota.
The area has events every month that are wonderful. Jazz fests, arts shows, wine events.
Check the website to see what is going on.
This is a circle of high-end shops and exquisite restaurants located a few steps away from the sandy beaches of Lido Key. Enjoy the sunset on the beach and then enjoy a sumptuous meal from one of the many wonderful restaurants run by world class chefs. Experience the ambiance of exotic lands and far away places. Fulfill your shopping passions with fashion elegance, fine collectables, antiques, crystal, china and precious gems.