To experience the true flavor of island life, you might enjoy a break from the beach and take a day trip to one of our many local attractions. A short drive from Anna Maria Island is St. Armand’s Circle.
Centrally located on the lushly landscaped island of Lido Key, St. Armand’s Circle boasts superb exclusive shops, galleries, exotic boutiques, sophisticated restaurants and nightlife. While there, remember to visit the center of St. Armand’s Circle to see The Circus Ring of Fame, a “sidewalk of circus stars.” A must for any kid at heart! Or, if you are more the romantic type, treat yourself to a special view of this island by a horse-drawn carriage.
Just take Gulf Drive south to the end of Longboat Key, over Sarasota Bay bridge, and follow the signs.