All of life’s necessities are just minutes away in Palmetto and Bradenton, but since The Palms is located in the Tampa Bay area, there are shop-ortunities all around!  Take a minute to look at some of our nearby favorites. And don’t forget, these are just a few of the many choices you’ll have as there are literally hundreds of shopping destinations throughout the area offering you amazing choices for all your needs…and wants.

Ellenton Premium Outlets – Ellenton

Just a few minutes away from The Palms you’ll find Ellenton Prime Shopping Outlets – one of Florida’s most popular destinations for upscale, brand name finds. Set in a beautiful Caribbean environment, Ellenton Premium Outlets features over 135 leading national designer outlet stores such as Coach, Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Versace Company Store, and Mikasa.  You’ll want to visit often.

Univerisity Town Centre Shopping Center – Sarasota

Located just fifteen minutes away 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, offering a diverse mix of fashion and lifestyle retailers, popular favorites, sit-down restaurants and a children’s play area.

Red Barn Flea Market – Bradenton

“One of Florida’s most popular and progressive flea markets,” this very popular market features over 600 retail stores and flea market style booths where visitors can enjoy bargain hunting, souvenir shopping, and great food.  Visit them online at

Desoto Square Mall – Bradenton

Anchored by Burdines, Sears, JC Penney, and Dillard’s, this enclosed regional shopping center also features over 100 specialty stores and a food court.  This mall is the closest mall to the beach areas between Tampa and Sarasota.  For more details on shopping in nearby Bradenton,

St. Armand’s Circle – Sarasota

Visit this island shopping center that is removed from the mainland and overlooks the magnificent Sarasota Bay. Renowned as a continental marketplace, this historical district features antique statuary, lush tropical plants, courtyards, and over 150 upscale specialty shops, fine restaurants, and galleries.

Westfield Shopping Town – Sarasota

The largest shopping center  within a 40 mile radius of Tampa, this exciting mall is anchored by JC Penney, Sears, Dillard’s, and Macy’s plus features over 140 specialty stores, a food court, and an AMC movie theater.