St. Armands Circle, Sarasota

An island with a misspelled name, St. Armands Circle 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 into our Sarasota travel planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Sarasota.
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  • We enjoyed our time here. We went to many of the shops. Walked by the statues and sculptures, walked thru the gardens and the park. We enjoyed reading the plaque about the history of the area.  more »
  • Great place to shop, eat and just enjoy the outdoors and the great Florida weather. Many great name brand stores like Tommy Bahama, Wet Willies, The Ancient Olive and other specialty, gift and...  more »

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