Sarasota offers so much life in so many different ways. The air of the circus, art, golfing, the beach, and the small town atmosphere all contribute to a great experience for resident and visitor alike. Why would shopping be any different? Shopping in Sarasota comes in many different flavors, and Sarasota offers something unique for every shopper, the shopping atmosphere is truly a one of a kind shopping experience. Whether you are looking for that special one of a kind gift, something unique for your home, or that hard to find book, the stores and shops in Sarasota offer you a superb shopping experience.
Take a stroll down the palm-lined streets where bookstores, boutiques, and art galleries are bountiful, along with world-class, award winning restaurants that provide a flavor all their own for the famished shoppers delight.
A trip to St. Armands Circle is a must where more shops and restaurants are awaiting your enjoyment. The bazaar around the circle and a beautiful central park add to the shopping experience with an enchanted atmosphere all of its own. Then, you can take a break from your shopping journey to indulge in the finest steak, seafood and exotic tropical dishes around.
If a more cultural shopping experience is your taste, take a turn down historic Palm Avenue especially on the first Friday of the month when strolling minstrels send the sounds of sweet music into the air. Browse the many shops for paintings, glassware, art and more as your spirits are lifted by the music. You can find treasures on the street in the shops any day as most shops are open 7 days a week. Walking through the art galleries scattered along the way is a magical experience for all. Just a few miles down the road, stop by the Garden Shop at Selby Gardens for a gift for that special someone. Ornate handmade containers, plants and tropical flowers of all kinds are in abundance. Perhaps an orchid would the perfect choice.
Pineapple Avenue offers more antiques that are sure to please. Main street holds a little of everything and even some things you havenít yet seen. If shopping at the mall is more your speed, never fear there are many to choose from in the area. You will find outlet malls, specialty malls and grand shopping malls alike. The malls generally open around 10 in the morning and are open until at least 9 at night. You will find both indoor and outdoor shopping throughout the area.
To get the flavor of Sarasota you must visit the Ringling museum, and its gift shop for that special item. This is the flavor the kids will surely take a liking to. Sarasota has much more than a great atmosphere, great golfing, and The Greatest Show On Earth. Sarasota offers great shopping and an even greater shopping experience in the flavor of your choosing.
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These make great gifts !