Top 5 photography locations on St. Armands Circle


t. Armands Circle is known for its history and elegance. From its gourmet dining to its rich historic roots, there are endless photo opportunities.

As one of Sarasota’s main tourist attractions, St. Armands is the perfect place to capture an “insta worthy” picture and make timeless memories. Whether you are on vacation or a local, the options are endless. Mouthwatering restaurants, rows of shops, ancient statues, the beautiful nature, and unique events paint St. Armands as the perfect scenery for a picture.

Say Cheese!

Many of the finest restaurants in the Sarasota area are along the Circle. Enjoy a delicious meal that will make your taste buds dance along with beautiful hand-crafted drinks that will call you to snap a picture. As they say, the camera eats first. The restaurants are also elegantly designed, offering a perfect opportunity for a photograph any time of the day. 

Shop and Stop

St. Armands has a variety of shops and merchants; for example, lovely tourist souvenir shops, small local boutiques, and high-end fashion stores. Buy new items for your wardrobe and enjoy these stores’ beautiful architecture. Surely you will want to bring out the camera. 

Walk through History

John Ringling was the visionary behind St. Armands Circle and outfitted the area with over 30 Italian statues from his personal collection. These statues have stood along the streets and sidewalks of the district since 1917 and have been carefully preserved. The chance to take a picture with these statues is an opportunity not many can say they have experienced. The figures are scattered all around the Circle, so make sure to spend the day and see them all.

Full of Nature

St. Armands has cultivated an area as renowned for its scenery as it is for shopping and dining by preserving the lush tropical foliage natural to Southwest Florida. The Circle is surrounded by the infamous Florida palm trees, flowers, and other coastal vegetation, all carefully landscaped and in harmony. The inner-Circle park at the heart of St. Armands is a vast, open lawn surrounded by beautiful greenery. This expansive grassy area is perfect for strolls, picnics and photo opportunities. Take a walk around St. Armands and the inner-Circle park to find the best spot for greenery to be the background of your picture. 

Let’s Explore

St. Armands Circle has so much to offer, from rich architecture to indulgent experiences, shopping and more. The culmination of these wonders provides an ample amount of photo opportunities. Additionally, because the Circle holds many events all year round unique to its location, there’s always something new to experience on the Circle. So bring out the camera and capture these moments. 

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