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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  • Please sort out the parking situation. We went on a Sunday and kerb parking was free. Took our daughter who lives in another part of Florida on Wednesday and did our best to pay for parking. We live.....  more »
  • St. Armands is a pretty circle with many restaurants, bars and shops. It’s got a tourist vibe and is always buzzing. Why not?  more »
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