Explore St. Armands Circle on Lido Key

If you want a luxurious vacation destination where you can truly get away from it all, look no further than Lido Key, FL. Located just off the coast of Sarasota, Lido Key is a hidden gem among Florida getaway spots.

You will experience the same fun in the sun you’d expect from a vacation in Orlando or Miami, but you’ll have fewer crowds to contend with, so you can enjoy the shoreline, restaurants, and history without all the fuss.

One of the most popular attractions near Lido Key is St. Armands Circle, the best shopping experience in the area. You and your whole family will find new pieces to bring home, browsing nationwide brands and locally made products. You can spend the whole day seeing the sights and relaxing with your family at this shopping haven. Read on to learn everything you can discover at St. Armands Circle, just minutes from our Lido Key rentals.

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About St. Armands Circle 

St. Armands is an easy walk from our Lido Key Rentals. Conveniently situated between the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay, St. Armand’s Circle offers breathtaking views no matter where you turn. Imagine the gorgeous view you’ll have while browsing the clothes or having a romantic meal with your sweetheart.

St. Armands Circle was founded by circus legend John Ringling. You can feel his presence all throughout the area, but nowhere more so than at St. Armands Circle. You’ll be able to experience the beautiful collection of his statues and feel the upscale atmosphere that he prided himself on. Be sure to take a stroll through the Circus Ring of Fame in the Circle Park for a unique dose of history. 

Apparel and Accessories

Of all the St. Armands Circle things to do, shopping is the most obvious! You’ll find everything from apparel to footwear to home décor and more. For clothing, Apricot Lane Boutique is a trendy stop, while Binjara Traders, Inc. offers the perfect blend of fashion-forward and eclectic pieces. The whole family will love the embroidered and silkscreened selections from Breezin’ Up, and you can get customized matching shirts at Crazy Shirts!

For footwear and accessories, you’ve got plenty of options. DanaTyler specializes in “travel” jewelry, while Alexander Fine Jewelers is your stop for an upscale piece. Alicia’s Dream features brands like Pandora and Swarovski, while The Perfect Find has jewelry from around the world. You can also find a great shoe selection at St. Armands Circle at shops like Charleston Shoe Company, Flip Flop Shops, or The Walking Company.

Luxury Vacation Rentals

We can’t wait to have you in our gorgeous town, and we hope you’ll have the time of your life. For more information about St. Armands Circle, more attractions in and around Lido Key, and all of our luxurious and personalized Lido Key rental homes, contact us today!

Other Shops

Even if you’re not searching for clothes, there’s plenty more to experience at St. Armands Circle. Check out the Clyde Butcher St. Armands Gallery or Wyland Gallery for some incredible local photography, or visit Bennington Tobacconist or Scent Sense for a unique souvenir. The Spice and Tea Exchange will let you find your perfect blend, or head to the Woof Gang Bakery and Grooming to pick up a treat for your favorite four-legged friend.

If you need some extra relaxation, St. Armands Circle has several spas and salons for you to enjoy. Head to Cristobal’s Massage or The Met for a personalized massage experience, or visit Les Ciseaux Salon and Spa or Summer House for a hair makeover. Looking for a manicure? Nail Capital Salon and Aquasandz are two great picks.

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Amidst your shopping, you’re bound to get hungry! Luckily, St. Armands Circle is full of delicious food no matter what you’re craving. Blu Kouzina brings authentic Greek cuisine to the shores of Florida, while Café L’Europe takes a broader approach in their European offerings. Cha Cha Coconuts, Daiquiri Deck, and Speaks Clam Bar are all fun options for a more casual dinner with the family. For a more upscale meal or elegant date night, the best selections is Crab and Fin.

After a mouthwatering dinner, you can’t skip dessert! Find a cold treat at Ben & Jerry’s, Beach Snoballs, or Carousel’s. Kilwin’s has the best fudge and handmade chocolates, and le macaron specializes in the signature French pastry. Grab your sweet treat and stroll the shops of St. Armands Circle, watch the gorgeous view of the water, and hear the live music from the restaurants. Sounds like the perfect way to spend the evening!

General Information

The hours of shops at St. Armands Circle vary, so contact a specific shop for more details. You’ll find public restrooms in the parking garage, located on North Adams Drive across the street from St. Armands Key Lutheran Church. Parking in this garage costs $0.50 per hour, but you can also find parking on South Adams Drive ($0.75/hour), street parking next to the Circle shops ($1.50/hour), or further out around the Circle ($1/hour). Finally, there are some free parking spaces north of Madison Drive and south of Monroe Drive if you arrive early. Visit the St. Armands Circle website for a detailed map showing parking zones and prices. But thankfully, when you book a Lido Key vacation rental, you don’t need to worry about parking because there is plenty of it at your private home, from which you can easily walk to St. Armands Circle.

In addition to all the great shopping, St. Armands Circle also has lots of fun events throughout the year. Store promotions, parties, and holiday specials are just a few events you can look forward to. Be sure to visit the St. Armands Circle website for more information on the celebrations while you’re in town.

Our Lido Key rentals are perfect for groups of all sizes. Whether you’re just traveling with the family or you’re planning a huge wedding trip, we’ve got a rental to fit everyone in your group. You’ll have brand new fixtures and appliances for a top-of-the-line experience. Hang out in the spacious living area, fix a hearty breakfast in the fully equipped kitchen, or sip a glass of wine on your covered balcony. Head to the pool or beach for a dip in the water, then soak in your tub to relax the day away. We take pride in providing a luxurious experience to each and every guest.

Where to Stay

After experiencing all the best St. Armands Circle activities, return to your Lido Key rental for some rest and relaxation.

Our services and amenities are customized, providing you with a one-of-a-kind experience. We are also proud to offer a Property Manager Service to our guests, giving you a personal relationship with our property managers.

Our team is knowledgeable and friendly, able to help you with everything from a dining recommendation to pointing out the nearest gas station or assisting with an issue in your rental. No matter what you need, we’re here for you!

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St. Armands Circle is just one of the attractions you’ll want to visit near your rental. Check out Lido Key Beach for fun in the sun, experience nature at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, or see a show at the Sarasota Opera House. No matter what you’re into, Lido Key has it!