Around Anna Maria Island
Around Anna Maria Island
Shopping - On The Island
“Anna Maria’s Hot Spot” is now Historic Bridge Street on Bradenton Beach, the southernmost city of Anna Maria Island. Bridge Street, where the original wooden bridge was the only means of access to the Island, where a beautiful fishing pier is in its place today, leading to an active street where you can Shop~Dine~Play from beach to bay. Bridge Street offers a walkable community with spectacular water views from the both the pier and the gulf beach. Ride the FREE Island Trolley and get off at “Anna Maria’s Hot Spot,” to make new friendships, bond with old friends or simply escape life for the day. Visit our street as a guest and leave as a friend!
On Bridge Street, you will find boutique style shops and restaurants along with sugar-white beaches & emerald gulf waters.
Bridge St, Bradenton Beach
Anna Maria Island Shops
Quaint, little one-of-a-kind stores, Anna Maria Island Shops are a great place to shop. Centrally located on the Island at the end of Manatee Avenue off East Bay Drive.
3304 E Bay Dr, Holmes Beach
Pine Avenue’s revitalized main street runs from the Gulf of Mexico to the Historic City Pier and it’s one-of-a-kind shops, boutiques, great restaurants and “Old Florida” cottage style accommodations are creating quite a buzz, not only for the unique art and beachy gifts, but also for it’s “green” construction and commitment. Come see what people are talking about!
Pine Ave, Anna Maria
Island Shopping Center
The Island Shopping Center is in the heart of Holmes Beach. Every store is unique and friendly. You are made welcome as you browse through all of the locally, owned and operated stores. You are guaranteed to find something for yourself or as a gift for a friend.
Come see what people are talking about!
5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
Shopping off the Island
Ellenton Premium Outlets
Ellenton Premium Outlets is approximately 45 minutes from Anna Maria Island. Ellenton Premium Outlets delivers the world’s finest outlet shopping. Save 25% to 65% every day on designer and name brands including Coach, Gap, Nike and Polo Ralph Lauren to name just a few.
Located in east of Exit 224 on I75, it’s well worth the trip.
5461 Factory Shops Blvd, Ellenton
St. Armands Circle
Whether it is your first time or 100th time, a visit to St. Armands Circle is always a memorable one.
Nestled between the sparkling waters of Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, St. Armands is truly unique in concept, history and ambience. It’s easy to relax, unwind and let your cares fade away.
Renowned as a continental marketplace, the Circle is a charming and graceful synthesis of past and present, with its lush tropical plants, courtyards and patios, antique statuary and contemporary architectural design. Whether shopping for trinkets and treasures, high fashion or home décor, gourmet snacks to candlelit feasts under the stars, you’ll find it all on the Circle.
All this contributes to an international atmosphere of genuine warmth, enduring elegance and timeless style and it’s what sets them apart- from all the rest.
St. Armands Circle is the vision of its founder, circus magnate, John Ringling. His influence is still present today in the design of the streets radiating from the island’s hub and in the Italian statuary, many from his personal collection.
Make sure to pick up a copy of their statue brochure and enjoy a leisurely, self-guided walking tour of the beautiful statues. Delve into St. Armands’ history by taking a stroll around the “Circus Ring of Fame,” located in the Circle Park, which honors numerous circus performing legends.
There’s always something exciting happening on the Circle; just take a look at their annual calendar of events.
St. Armands Circle offers a wide range, from art festivals to a “spooktacular” family Halloween event to a tasting event that’s a gourmet delight, plus spectacular car shows featuring everything from fabulous Ferraris, posh Porsches, classic Corvettes and jazzy Jaguars to classic antiques. During the holiday season, you won’t want to miss the most magical night of all, Holiday Night of Lights, their holiday season extravaganza. Truly an event for the young and young at heart.
John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota
University Town Center
Located at I-75 and University Parkway, this world-class fashion and dining destination features Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Dillard’s and more than 150 stores and restaurants, in addition to many distinctive retailers not found anywhere else in the local area. UTC offers a diverse mix of fashion and lifestyle retailers, popular favorites, sit-down restaurants and a children’s play area.
140 University Town Center Dr, Sarasota