Finding the perfect dress for the night or those unique antique pieces that your family will love is not a difficult task in Sarasota.

St. Armands Circle with its collection of upscale shops and specialty stores is the haven for high-end shopping. It is a great place not only to buy the latest fashion garment, but also to savor the superb cuisine from around the world.

Locals enjoy walking along Main Street and to window shop the multitude of stores. Antique shops, boutiques, gift shops and jewelry stores fulfill their desire of enchantment. They can always sip some good coffee at the outdoor cafes (Main Bar Sandwich Shop, serving "Sarasota's Finest sandwiches", or Nature's Way, if you want to eat healthy), or have a beer at one of the sports pubs.

Art shopping? Try the galleries on Palm Avenue. On Pineapple Avenue, you'll find many from fine antiques to true 1950s Florida kitsch.

If you are interested in bargain shopping, Sarasota nearest outlet mall is in Ellenton at 5461 Factory Shops Blvd.