Whether it is your first time or 100th time, a visit to St. Armands Circle is always a memorable one.
Just off the coast from Sarasota, and nestled between the sparkling waters of Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, lies St. Armands Key. St. Armands Circle is truly unique in concept, history and ambiance. 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. Lush tropical plants, patios, antique statuary, and contemporary architectural design, blend together to provide guests with a memorable experience. You will find an atmosphere of genuine warmth, enduring elegance, and timeless style. That is what sets St. Armands Circle apart from all the rest.
Whether shopping for trinkets and treasures, high fashion, home décor, savoring gourmet snacks, or experiencing a candlelit feast under the stars, you will find it all on the Circle.
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 Circle history by taking a stroll around the “Circus Ring of Fame,” located in the Circle Park, which honors numerous circus performing legends.