St. Armands Circle, Sarasota

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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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  • Beautiful area to walk or drive around. There is a very nice park in the middle with lots of shops and good restaurants around it. Very popular area to be at. Sometimes there are musicians at the... 
    Beautiful area to walk or drive around. There is a very nice park in the middle with lots of shops and good restaurants around it. Very popular area to be at. Sometimes there are musicians at the...  more »
  • Lots of shops and great places for dinner. Most stores close early - 7-8pm. Just a few open later. Ate at Shore for dinner. Great food, service and drinks! 
    Lots of shops and great places for dinner. Most stores close early - 7-8pm. Just a few open later. Ate at Shore for dinner. Great food, service and drinks!  more »

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