Sarasota Shopping and Districts

(Sarasota, Florida - FL, USA)

Shopping options in Sarasota are diverse and there are some quality malls scattered around the city, as well as specialty antique shops and galleries.

St. Armands Circle is Sarasota's premier shopping mall, with its classy boutiques and restaurants. Pineapple Avenue is known for its antique stores, Palm Avenue for its art galleries and Main Street for just about everything in between.

Opening Hours

Local malls generally open at about 10:00 and stay open throughout the day until they close their doors at around 21:00, later on Fridays and Saturdays.

Some popular shops in Sarasota's tourist spots may follow the shopping malls opening hours, but close at 20:00, while standard newsagents and candy stores typically observe 09:00 to 17:00 business hours.

Shopping Centers

Sarasota has a variety of indoor and outdoor malls, some with wide-ranging appeal, others more specific, such as the antique and arts-rich historic shopping area of Palm Avenue.

Palm Avenue - Lower Main Street, Downtown Sarasota, Sarasota (FL), USA
Tel: +1 941 373 9660
Open every day with the exception of Sunday, Palm Avenue has a fantastic setting in a historic district, blending fine shopping with some of the city's best cuisine. Art walks occur here every month and people come from all parts of Florida to experience them.

Prime Outlets Ellenton - South 301 at exit 43 off I-75 in Ellenton, Florida FL, USA
Tel: +1 941 723 1150
Prime Outlets Ellenton is known for its discount outlets and although it is situated a fair way from Sarasota, it is well worth the hike. This outdoor complex is modeled in a Spanish style and boasts more than 100 outlets with bargains galore. Prime Outlets is open every day including Sundays.

St. Armands Circle - John Ringling Boulevard, Avenue of the Presidents, Sarasota, Florida FL, USA
Located on St. Armands Key, St. Armands Circle is an outdoor mall with a difference. It boasts 150 quality boutiques and a host of other stores and restaurants set within wonderfully landscaped grounds. There are art galleries and gift shops galore here as well as some excellent nightspots.

Venice Main Street, Inc. - 100 West Venice Avenue, Sarasota, Florida FL, USA
Tel: +1 941 484 6722
Venice Main Street, Inc. has an excellent variety of outlets and a cracking location in historic downtown Sarasota. There are trendy boutiques, unique antiques and more than a few shoe shops. Venice Main Street boasts more than 100 great stores.

Westfield Sarasota - US 41 and Beneva Road, Sarasota, Florida FL, USA
Tel: +1 941 922 9609
One of the city's most comprehensive shopping malls, Westfield Sarasota brims with quality and top stores including Macy's, JCPenney, Sears, The Disney Store, Pacific Sunwear and Aeropostale. The Westfield also has AMC movie theaters, a food court and a play zone for kids. There are 125 quality stores here altogether.