Whether it is your first time or 100th time, a visit to St. Armands Circle is always a memorable one.
Nestled between the sparkling waters of Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, St. Armands is truly unique in concept, history and ambience. It’s easy to relax, unwind, and let your cares fade away.
Renowned as a continental marketplace, the Circle is a charming and graceful synthesis of past and present, with its lush tropical plants, courtyards and patios, antique statuary and contemporary architectural design. Whether shopping for trinkets and treasures, high fashion or home décor, gourmet snacks to candlelit feasts under the stars, you’ll find it all on the Circle.
All this contributes to an international atmosphere of genuine warmth, enduring elegance and timeless style and it’s what sets us apart- from all the rest.
St. Armands Circle is the vision of its founder, circus magnate, John Ringling. His influence is still present today in the design of the streets radiating from the island’s hub and in the Italian statuary, many from his personal collection.
Make sure to pick up a copy of our statue brochure and enjoy a leisurely, self-guided walking tour of our beautiful statues. Delve into St. Armands history by taking a stroll around the “Circus Ring of Fame,” located in the Circle Park, which honors numerous circus performing legends
Diana M. Corrigan
St. Armands Circle Association