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Address: Pearl St from 11th to 15th Sts, Boulder, CO 80302
Phone Number: 303-449-3774
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Description: Situated in the heart of an energetic city is beautiful, historic Downtown...
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.
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An excellent way to spend a weekend afternoon

The Pearl Street Mall is absolutely unique to Boulder. It's a mash up of families, college students and buskers. There are many one-off or local shops, but increasingly more chain... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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denver
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56 reviews 56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The Pearl Street Mall is absolutely unique to Boulder. It's a mash up of families, college students and buskers. There are many one-off or local shops, but increasingly more chain stores. There's something for everyone and the stores are all accustomed to a tone of looky-lou traffic.

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Indianapolis, IN
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Great shopping, people watching and street performances. The heart beat of Boulder. Not to be missed. Loved the Tea room place.

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Deltona, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This is my first trip to CO and the Pearl Street Mall was a fun stop on the trip. The place has a laid back feel and is great for people watching and grabbing a few drinks and some food.

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Boulder, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I love the Pearl St Mall. Not only is it in the heart of Boulder, it's full of unique stores, experiences and people! Street performers, great restaurants and cool stores. MUST check out Into The Wind.. Could be my favorite store of all time!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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175 reviews 175 reviews
34 attraction reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Favorite shop is definitely the book store. Lots of independent stores, many chains as well. Always interesting folks hanging out...which can be quite entertaining!!!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Very similar to Downtown Pedestrian Mall in Charlottesville. Great for really taking in the Boulder feel. Lots of foot traffic and busy cross street though. Shops and food are great.

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Austin, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

In March the mall looked good but in summer months it should be great with greenery and flowers. It would be good to do some window shopping, sip a coffee and spend a couple hours here.

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Gorham, Maine
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

We love coming to Pearl St when we visit Boulder. I used to live in Burlington, Vermont and it is a bigger version of that city's Church St. Great shops and restaurants with open-air seating.

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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136 reviews 136 reviews
50 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Pearl Street continues the funky vibe of Boulder. On warm weekends you will find street performers and all sorts of interesting people wandering the area. It is the foothills anchoring one end of the pedestrian mall that make it special. Yes, there are eclectic shops along the route but nothing you haven't seen in other funky towns. There are restaurants... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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74 reviews 74 reviews
33 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

My daughter were here for a mother/daughter weekend. We arrived in the area before the stores opened so I got a Starbucks and needed to use the restroom. You have to purchase something and get a code in order to use the restroom; turns out all the stores are like that. It would seem to me if I'm walking around... More 

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