Pearl Street Mall
Pearl Street Mall
4.5
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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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967ModernArt
Philadelphia, PA167 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
As someone else said, this is a pedestrian mall with stores, restaurants, and street performers. You get all of the good and bad that comes with that. To me, the best parts were good/really good food, good people watching, and generally just being among humans again. The retail stores were just ok, and many of them did not have Pre-Covid selection (or if they did, just not good selection). The street performers were also just ok (we’ve seen much better in other cities, but if it is your first time seeing street performers you’ll enjoy it just fine).
Written May 22, 2021
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LPDiane
Colorado Springs, CO155 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
We were here on a Friday afternoon and we had no trouble finding parking. We noticed that many of the shops and restaurants were closed, perhaps due to covid. However, it was a good place to take a walk on a sunny day and we found a great restaurant where we could sit outside for lunch. Good place to go to take a group or a couple for a walk. I didn't go into any clothing shops but there seemed to be quite a few unique shops, clothing, candy, etc.
Written September 8, 2020
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Rose C
Dayton, OH102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Fun atmosphere. We ate here at night then returned the next day to go in the many shops and people watch. We saw several street performers: guitar, violin and bongo players and a high rise unicycle juggler. Would return repeatedly if we lived in the area due to the huge variety of quality restaurants and all have some outdoor seating, best for enjoying Boulder’s awesome weather and for the people watching. It’d be a great place for a date.
Written August 7, 2021
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Kat L
Pottsboro, TX355 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Friends
My adult children and I spent a little time walking around enjoying the afternoon and pleasant weather in an easy spot to access and stroll.

Very uncrowded compared to past visits, which made strolling even nicer. We enjoyed different musicians as we passed them, and the flowers were all lovely. Popped in to a couple of stores to take a look...

Before leaving, we had hotdogs and visited with the vendor for a bit - a treat. I had the polish sausage and a bite of my son's elk brat. Go for the elk!
Written June 30, 2020
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Ken D
Beavercreek, OH124 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
If you have time in Boulder, stop here to walk around and just take in the ambiance of the Pearl Street walking mall. No cars on Pearl Street. There some really cool shops and good eateries along the way. Parking can cost a couple bucks, but not something to take away the enjoyment of the visit. One hint, be aware of the guy in the trees, I haven't seen him recently, but in the past....
Written February 9, 2020
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RMc179
Fort Worth, TX39 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
It's a cute shopping area with unique businesses and kitschy photo ops. Parking can be a struggle, but read the signs - some lots are free after certain times in the day. We avoided the eating establishments because it can be very pricey in such a touristy area.
Written July 11, 2021
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Zoey30043
Lawrenceville, GA63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The Pearl Street Mall was a really great experience for us. There are lots of shops and restaurants and when the local street performers are added to the experience, it is well worth the visit. Local folks are very friendly, helpful, and easy to have a casual conversation with. We learned a lot about the area from a local standpoint.
Consider going on a Sunday afternoon, when parking is free and activities are at a peak.
Written July 13, 2022
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Henry’s Take
San Diego, CA1,065 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
“When in Boulder, do as the Boulderians do!”

While I can’t say that I’ve heard that expression while here, I like the sound of it (fact) and have initiated the trademark process to incorporate it under the “Henry’s Take” corporate umbrella (not true). 😉

While chatting it up with some of the locals we were encouraged to pay a visit to “The Mall” during our visit. While that recommendation initially lacked any appeal whatsoever, we discovered that the local definition of “mall” is totally different than how it is traditionally defined. Also known here as “The Bricks”, it offers much more than shopping opportunities including scenic views and quality street performers (including live music).

The people here exude an eccentric vibe as evidenced by the comment of someone who asked a passing Postal Carrier,
“Do you remember the plan? You were supposed to mail me to New Orleans!” 🤣

The locals also recommended that we walk through the historic “Boulderado Hotel” which is in the area (and worth the few extra steps to get there).

And that’s…Henry’s Take.

#bouldermall
#boulderbricks
#bouldervibe
Written July 10, 2023
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lotsagoldens
Surprise, AZ905 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We stopped here this time because there was an art show. There is always something to see -- great place for people watching, a little shopping, and there are plenty of restaurants and cafes. There are usually street performers who range from local kids playing their violins to carney magicians. Depending on your mood this can be festive or annoying. (Just sayin')
Written August 1, 2022
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travelgirl93463
Montrose, CO354 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
This was our first (but not last!) visit to Boulder and the Pearl Street Mall was recommended. So glad we went! For those who don’t know it is an outdoor pedestrian/walking mall. Everyone was wearing masks so we felt safe and it was so pleasant to stroll. We had takeout food from Falafel King (if you like falafels GO THERE - sooo fresh and delicious!) and loved the gorgeous planters throughout the mall spilling over with beautiful seasonal flowers. There were benches along the sides in some areas where one could sit which was nice. We’ll be back!
Written July 18, 2020
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