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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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Denver, Colorado
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109 reviews 109 reviews
45 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is the happening place! The CU pep band was playing here the afternoon before the game! Such fun! Charming shops and restaurants, people-watching, and THE place to BE!

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Los Osos, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I am not a big shopper so I can't really comment on the stores (except Penzys Spices and the Bookstore which were both great) but this is such a nice place to enjoy a relaxed afternoon stroll. Granted, we had great weather on an early September Saturday afternoon, so it was the perfect day to experience this. There were many... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Four long blocks of great people watching and street entertainment. Can't be beat. Don't miss this in Boulder CO

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

The traditional entertainment and meeting place where you get a feel for this grand town. Music food shops and street entertainment are abundant.

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Boulder, CO USA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Pearl Street Mall certainly has its ups and downs. Lots of restaurants to chose from, nearly all are local (not part of a chain). There is lots of shopping. If you're into cooking, the Peppercorn is a shop not to be missed.

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Hamilton, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

There isn't much special about this mall, the shops are pretty typical like most other street malls in other cities. There is one nice bookstore though, that I'd recommend as it has very large range of selections. There isn't any enough seating areas for visitors and strollers to relax and do some people-watching, but it's nice that they actually make... More

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Apache Junction, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I had visited the Pearl Street mall a few years ago and really wanted to revisit. It was a disappointment. First, seems like a lot of Boulder is NOT dog friendly. The mall is no exception. Unfortunately for us, we were traveling with our 2 small, well-behaved dogs and it was too hot to leave them in the car. After... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Couldn't believe what has happened to Boulder in the past few years. The streets are lined with angry high people. What are they putting in the weed they are smoking? In one hour, we witnessed a trashed biker spit on a car filled with children. A street performer became angry at an Asian woman who was too shy to participate... More

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Topeka, Kansas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
44 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I would have giving 5 stars , but I got a 15 parking ticket from the pay and park because my back right tire was on a white line,plus it was neat not as cool as I thought it would be, reminded me of Mass. Street in downtown Lawrence, Kansas. with all the struggling artist and musicians . You cant... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I was thoroughly unimpressed. Most of the shops are touristy, hippie-dippie, or a bunch of Asian junk. There were a couple of boutiques I liked, Bliss and Violetta among them, but for the most part it was not my style. Wide selection of restaurants, so it's good for lunch. But as a shopper I was bored.

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