The shopping options in and around Anna Maria Island are endless and who can deny vacation shopping! It’s always so exciting! You will find art galleries, boutiques, and many specialty shops on Longboat Key, St. Armand’s Circle, Bradenton Beach, and Anna Maria Island. Staying on Anna Maria Island means you will have perfect proximity to all of these shopping destinations. Know someone that wants a specialty beach item such as a sarong, beach hat, or Hawaiian shirt- you will definitely find it at one of these retail dreams.
Swim City – 3170 Gulf of Mexico Dr. Longboat Key
If you forgot something for your beach day, you are at the right place to find your swimming necessities. You will find many more specialty beach related gifts as well here even if you are not looking for swimwear. Located a block away from the beach, Swim City is the premier beach destination.
Centre Shops of Longboat Key – 5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key
Shopping at Centre Shop supports the smaller local businesses of this barrier island. You can leisurely stroll along the plaza, wandering in stores and freshening up at a restaurant, such as the Blue Dolphin Café. If you need to mail something home, you will find a UPS store here.
St. Armands Circle – St Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL
St. Armands Circle is as magical as it is historical so it’s worth the quick drive to Lido Key from Anna Maria Island. Known as one of the famous shopping destinations in the area, you will encounter a variety of upscale boutiques, gourmet restaurants, high fashion stores, jewelers, spas, beauty salons, and even art galleries.
University Town Center Mall (UTC) – 140 University Town Center Dr, Sarasota, FL
Looking for high-end department stores, books, sporting goods stores, or luggage shops, you will find it all here. There is a children’s play area so feel free to bring the whole family! You will find many snacks while shopping such as coffee shops, pretzels, ice cream, smoothies and even Godiva chocolates.
Ellenton Premium Outlet – 5461 Factory Shops Blvd, Ellenton, FL
Ellenton Outlet Mall is the premier place to find high-end clothing at a discounted rate. Why pay full price when you can get the best deals here? Make sure you wear your walking shoes though because there are many stores to explore.
Westfield Southgate Mall – 3501 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL
The location of this mall makes it an ideal place to shop in Sarasota. You can catch a quick flick during or after shopping if you want to rest your feet. This is the place to eat and shop before exploring the rest of downtown Sarasota and its arts district galleries and attractions.
Red Barn Flea Market – 1707 1st St, Bradenton, FL
Red Barn Flea Market is a family owned and operated retail business that’s been running since 1981. You will find shops, garage sales, farmers markets and food courts. Most of the booths are air conditioned while some spots in the flea market still allow for a little fresh air. Visit Red Barn Flea market during your vacation because we promise you won’t be disappointed.
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