The Siesta Key area offers plenty of shopping options including boutiques, specialty shops, souvenir stores and much more. Today we will take a look at two Sarasota malls that are close to Siesta Key which are home to national retailers, movie theaters, dining options and much more.

Westfield Sarasota Square Mall

Westfield Sarasota Square Mall is the closest mall to Siesta Key and offers over 100 stores and restaurants along with a AMC 12 Sarasota Movie theater.

Anchor department stores include:

  • Macys
  • JC Penney
  • Sears

Tip: A Costco is located at this mall, perfect if you are staying in a condo or beach home for a week and want to fill up the refrigerator and freezer when you get into town!

The mall features a full food court and on-site restaurants with plenty of dining options includes:

  • Chick-fil-A
  • Panda Express
  • Perry’s BBQ at Westfield
  • Burger King
  • Ruby Tuesday
  • Charley’s Grilled Subs
  • Subway
  • Starbucks
  • Additional Dining Options

Location:
8201 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34238

The Mall at University Town Center

The newest upscale mall to open in the Sarasota area is The Mall at University Town Center or UTC Mall. A little further away from the beach, this mall is located right off I-75 at University Blvd. and is definitely worth the trip.

Anchor department stores include:

  • Macy’s
  • Dillard’s
  • Saks Fifth Avenue

Stores at UTC Mall include Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, Anthropologie, Arhaus, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Boston Proper, Vince Camuto and dozens more. It is also home to both an Apple Store and Microsoft Store. The coolest store is the Tesla Motors showroom right in the mall! The Mall at University Town Center is also a great choice for swimwear and beachwear (something we all need when visiting Siesta Key) with a PACSUN, Everything But Water and OndadeMar.

While there is no food court, this mall has plenty of dining options for everyone and includes:

  • Sarasota’s only The Cheesecake Factory Restaurant
  • Seasons 52
  • The Capital Grille
  • YO! Sushi
  • Brio Tuscan Grille
  • Burger & Beer Joint
  • Kona Grill
  • Sophie’s (Inside Saks Fifth Avenue)
  • Starbucks (One in the center of the mall and one inside Macy’s)
  • Additional Dining Options

Location:
140 University Town Center Drive
Sarasota, FL 34243

Bottom Line: The Siesta Key and Sarasota area offer plenty of shopping options and these two malls rival any mall in America. What’s your favorite place to shop when visiting Siesta Key?