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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 12 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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Boulder, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Created in 1976 as one of the first pedestrian-only malls in the country, Pearl Street has been the place to go to people watch, shop and eat for nearly 40 years. Fantastic local restaurants and shops, fun street buskers and frequent special events makes it a wonderful place to spend an afternoon or evening. Great for singles, couples and families... More

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Colordao, USA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Pearl Street is an iconic taste of Boulder. Fabulous restaurants,funky and fun stores. In the summer, families congregate around the water fountain feature and the bronze animal statues. There are some genuinely street performers, especially the contortionist who fits himself into a seriously small box. The big drawback are the street people, who congregate in the street. You are constantly... More

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Boulder, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Pearl street mall is a great place to shop, stroll, eat, and people watch. There are the most interesting shops, and some of the best restaurants in the country. For great retail shops, I love Art Source International at 1237 Pearl, for old maps, photos, posters, puzzles, and for great food, I like ' Riffs', with small plates and a... More

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A stroll down Pearl Street is a must in any season, on any day of the week! There is always so much to see, to do, to eat, to listen to, to look at. Great for all ages. Amazing restaurants and great shopping!

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Boulder, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A great place for shopping, eating, and getting a drink. Many of the restuarants have outdoor patios, just sit, have a drink and do some people watching. Often in the summer there are street performers, concerts in the evenings. It's just a great place to wander around.

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boulder
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

When we first moved to Boulder, we lived 5 blocks away and found ourselves frequenting the shops, restaurants, and bars on a regular basis. We moved to the outskirts of town, got busy, and are visits became less frequent, limited to only when friends were visiting. 10 years later and we are back on a regular basis -- the restaurants... More

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Boulder, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Pearl Street Mall is a must-do. Sit in generous sunshine at an outdoor cafe, watch street performers juggle fire or fit themselves into tiny boxes, listen to impromptu mini orchestras, admire the flower boxes and mountainscapes, eat bad-for-you-food in the best Boulder way with several scoops of Glacier ice cream in a gluten-free waffle cone, shop at any yuppie or... More

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boulder and taos
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Lots of fun. Great people watching. Good restaurants, shops. Spring flowers are just starting to bloom.

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Boulder, CO
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is one of the most successful downtown pedestrian malls in the country since its inception in 1975. Lots of fun shops and restaurants. A great view. And in the evening - free street entertainers competing with each other for your attention and amusement (and tips). Great people watching (and we've got some characters!). I've lived here in Boulder for... More

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Boulder, CO
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a 4 block pedestrian only area between 15th and 11th on Pearl in downtown Boulder. It is mostly local and small chain stores, although there are more larger chains every year. It is fun for kids as there is something outdoors on the mall in every block - climbing rocks and animals, fountains, etc., to entice them. During... More

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