Shop Local: A Guide to Downtown Sarasota Shopping

07/07/2021 | by Gulf Coast Property Blogs | Guests Gulf Coast Condo Rentals Gulf Coast Rentals Sarasota Vacation Rentals
An image of two women enjoying shopping in downtown Sarasota.

Sarasota is known for sandy beaches and tranquil waters, but there’s more to this Florida town. There is a delicious food scene, world-class golf courses, cultural attractions, and more just waiting for you. Explore the area around your rental from Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals to get the most out of your getaway. If you want a break from thrilling adventures like a kayak expedition or spending time on the beach, go shopping in downtown Sarasota.

A Downtown Sarasota Shopping Checklist

Whether you are looking for a mall filled with luxury brands or something more unique, there’s no shortage of malls to check out during a little retail therapy.

  • St. Armand’s Circle is a unique shopping center. Explore the shops in each quadrant to discover luxury finds at stores like Alexander Fine Jewelry, Beach House Sarasota, Cotton Club, and more. 
  • Visit The Mall at University Town Center and spend the day wandering in and out of shops, including Arhaus, Dillard’s, Flopeds, and Louis Vuitton. Be sure to check out what stores have sales and deals beforehand. 

If you are looking for something more local, venture away from the malls to Palm Avenue and Main Street, two corridors known for their shops, like

There’s more to discover, so don’t be afraid to just park your car or bike somewhere and walk around. You never know what sort of shops and boutiques you might find.

Enjoy a Sunshine-Filled Getaway in Sarasota

A photo of a vacation rental near downtown Sarasota shopping spots.

When you’re ready to escape from everyday life, escape to Sarasota. With amazing attractions and activities, including shopping, water sports, biking, and more, this beach town has everything you need to make the most out of your vacation. Enjoy the comforts of home by booking a vacation rental from Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals. With a range of rentals throughout town, including our newest property El Tropicale, we have a rental that not only fits your needs but is close to the adventures on your itinerary. To learn more, call us at 844-548-5637.