Just minutes down the beach you'll find St. Armands Circle attracting international travelers to its casually elegant island location. Its chic stores and shops rival those of any major cosmopolitan city, yet offer the quaint charm of a small community. Other shopping destinations in downtown Sarasota, Venice, and the surrounding areas provide a unique mix of specialty boutiques. Convenient retail centers and outlet malls are also located nearby, including the 888,000 sq. ft. luxury retail center, the University Town Center Mall.
You’ll never be bored with your dining options in Longboat Key. From casual bistros to world-class fine dining, the choices are endless. To make things easier, we’ve included many of our favorites on our interactive map. Why not try the Chilean sea bass at Pattiegeorge’s on Longboat Key, a grouper sandwich at Mar Vista, or the red snapper from Maison Blanche. There are hundreds of additional choices throughout Sarasota and Bradenton sure to thrill the palate of any diner.