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Address: Pearl St from 11th to 15th Sts, Boulder, CO 80302
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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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Great people watching

Always a lot of fun. Great street performers. Tip them well, they deserve it. Good happy hour specials at many places along the street.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 21, 2016
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

Always a lot of fun. Great street performers. Tip them well, they deserve it. Good happy hour specials at many places along the street.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

I love walking around Pearl street peeking in all the shop windows. Grab a coffee or tea at one of the many shops and stroll the mall. Best way to hold onto your money is to stay on the outside of the shops. There's so many one of a kind interesting treasures to discover.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Great restaurants like a sushi place and a pizza one. There are puzzle,candy, toy, book clothing and more stores. The performers and balloon guys are awesome and the pop jet fountains delight kids.

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Abilene, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Looking for an interlude one afternoon while spouse was in a business meeting. Lots of fun...lots of clothes. Reminds me of shopping in Fredericksberg, TX. I recommend this for an afternoon.

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Lawton, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Easy shopping along the pieton. you don't have to worry about cars running you over. cool stores, range from outdoors stores to art galleries. good food options. my only complaint is that the prices are generally a little higher than in other places because it is kind of a tourist trap; but it's fun and a good place to spend... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Great Street Performers, interesting shops, great people watching. Enjoyed walking the mall with my family. Still some interesting local shops, but surprised to see chain stores. They seemed out of place.

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Delafield, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

The Pearl St Mall has some really nice shops and restaurants. We spent the afternoon here. It is an easy place to stroll and enjoy, shopping, dining, and people watching. We stopped for sushi for lunch and later for homemade ice cream. Parking was easy. The Mall has nice areas to sit, for kids to play, and is well appointed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

A nice walking mall, Apple store too! Grab a coffee at Starbucks or Peets, and enjoy. Seasonal street celebrations are fun to attend, watch for advertised weekends

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Worth the walk from anywhere and a great example of how to make a downtown shopping area people friendly. No cars, plenty of places to sit and talk and a prime example of what makes Boulder a happening place.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

Very commercial now. Was here 26 years ago and it was locally owned stores. Many chain stores are now present.

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