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Pearl Street Mall

Pearl St from 11th to 15th Sts, Boulder, CO 80302
303-449-3774
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Ranked #1 of 13 shopping in Boulder
Type: Malls, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Owner description: Situated in the heart of an energetic city is beautiful, historic Downtown Boulder. At the heart of Downtown Boulder is the Pearl Street Mall, a... more » Owner description: Situated in the heart of an energetic city is beautiful, historic Downtown Boulder. At the heart of Downtown Boulder is the Pearl Street Mall, a wonderfully charismatic four-block-long pedestrian mall that celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2007. Colorful, bright flowers fill the mall almost the entire year and street performers, with a multitude of talents, make the Pearl Street Mall one of the best people-watching destinations anywhere. « less
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phoenix
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162 reviews 162 reviews
81 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

As we know, many pedestrian malls in the US today are ghost towns and depressing. Not Pearl Street; on a warm July night, there is live music, vendors, locals, tourists, restaurants with outdoor seating, beautiful flowers and a uniquely "Boulder" attitude in the air.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Pearl Street is where things happen on Boulder. During the summer, there is something going on almost every night. Experience local shops and restaurants. Several local coffee shops within the mall area. On most nights street performers are present and there are always local musicians to entertain the crowds.

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Alabama
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80 reviews 80 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

What a great way to revitalize a downtown street! Note free city garage weekend parking. Went there with teen girls and happened catch a weekend arts/crafts festival. Beautiful things in festival booths as well as shops. Caught many sale prices. Very festive atmosphere with view of mountains.

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USA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Pearl Street was just as expected and more. Adorable shops, great restaurants, street performers...what a fun atmosphere! I will say that I was definitely the most open minded of my group and expected the subculture that lingers in this area...others did not find it an enjoyable part of the experience. The area was well patrolled and I thought it was... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great place to unwind and sit and watch people. Street performers were fun to interact with as well. Plenty of shady places to relax and eat a ice cream cone.

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South Dakota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We ended up here after an impromptu drive to Boulder while visiting in the area. We spent several days playing tourist in the Denver area, but our afternoon at the Pearl Street Mall was by far our favorite! We were surprised to find plenty of parking within a block of the Mall. Our family had fun checking out all of... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Shops, restaurants and attractions are expensive, but one could spend days watching people go by. A must for out-of-towners.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Pearl Street Mall is filled with shops and restaurants and street performers...it is so cool to sit at an outdoor cafe and watch the performers do their things. it's a great place to people watch, grab a bite to eat and or a drink and just relax... good shopping...cute places to eat... no trip to boulder is complete without a... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I ended up on Pearl Street twice. Not at all being familiar with Boulder, I took two small children there in search of a park that we had been told was somewhere on the street. We never found it, but had an okay time wandering around. The second time their mom and I took them to meet another friend of... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Pretty much same retail shops and a few local shops. There are some nice restaurants. The best part is it provides a nice place to stroll traffic free.

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