Top Ideas for an Unforgettable Father’s Day on St. Armands Circle


rom indulging yourself in fine dining to outdoor activities that immerse you in the Florida sunshine, St. Armands Circle offers the perfect setting for a delightful Father’s Day.

Dad’s day off can be spent absorbing the Florida sunshine and cooling off by the end of the night, all on St. Armands Circle. By making Father’s Day easier on you, we have created a list of activities that can be done on the Circle.

Ride A Bike & See the Town

St. Armands Circle offers the full experience of a tropical paradise to fill dad’s special day. Start by cruising around the Circle with a bike ride. Feel the sea breeze against your face while you get a small workout in with the entire family. By riding, you can encompass yourself with St. Armands Circle’s rich history at record speed or a leisurely pace. Make your way around the nearby winding sidewalks, which are lined with stylish antique statues, or down to the end of Lido to see the island’s coastal elegance and one of the nation’s top beaches.

Take In History With Dad

Speaking of those stylish statues—St. Armands Circle’s historic statue tour is made up of dozens of larger-than-life statues spread across 33 locations. Most notably, 17 of the sculptures were originally purchased in the 1920s by circus magnate John Ringling and have stood on the grounds for over a century. For any dad with a passion for history or ancient art pieces, a walk to take in the wonders of the statue tour is the perfect way to spend the day.

No More Bad Ties, Give the Gift of Style

St. Armands Circle is one of the Sarasota area’s top destinations for an impromptu Father’s Day shopping excursion. Walking from boutique to boutique, shoppers can find anything from stylish beach attire to hand-tailored suits. If dad is in dire need of a wardrobe upgrade or adding to an immaculate collection of clothes, look no further than the dozens of merchants located around the Circle.

Cruising for Cocktails with Dad

After spending a full day in a tropical paradise, unwind with a cocktail cruise. The many top-rated restaurants and bars around St. Armands Circle offer various craft cocktails, indulgent bites and ice-cold, locally sourced craft brews. Tour the Circle with dad. Celebrate and create your own experience all the way. Start by enjoying an alfresco frozen cocktail from one of many nearby island-style hotspots, walk a few steps and settle into a refreshing spritzer at a European-style watering hole.

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