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“Great Place”
Review of Pearl Street Mall

Pearl Street Mall
Ranked #3 of 139 things to do in Boulder
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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.
New york
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209 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great Place”
Reviewed October 22, 2011

This was a neat place of shops, restaurants and a real urban vibe. Loved walking around, eating dinner and people watching. Boulder is a neat place.

Visited October 2011
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Lawrence, Kansas
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Lots of fun shops and dining”
Reviewed October 18, 2011

This is a great pedestrian friendly area for shopping, dining, and people watching. I wish more cities had this kind of area.

Visited October 2011
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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Unique shopping and dining experience!”
Reviewed October 4, 2011

We strolled the Pearl Street Mall on a Wednesday night and the place was full of activity surprising for a mid-week visit. There were lovely and unique shops which carried unique wares. Also there are a few chain restaurants on the mall but mostly independents. We enjoyed a nice meal at a pub. We watched a live band performance and people were dancing and picnicking and generally having a great time. This was such a hopping place on a Wednesday I wish I could have stayed until the weekend to be a part of the Saturday night crowd!

Visited August 2011
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2011

This COULD be a great little shopping strip, BUT.... it was a bit of a freak show. We have a 10&7 year old and felt like we had to hold their hands the whole time because of the shady people hanging around. I have never seen so many young homeless people in my life. These looked like 20 something year old, bohemian type young people that needed to be working instead of walking around with their "broke, sexy, anything helps" sign around their neck! I mean does this really work for them? There were many half dressed doped up looking people. We were approached 4 times in 45 min by these young and able bodied beggars. Boulder needs to stop the loitering before their treasured Pearl Street Mall turns into crime alley! On the other hand, the highlights are this: Pasta Jays, great little restaurant!!! Loved it. Into the Wind, beautiful and unique toy store we could spend hours in. Many cute shops and other eateries looked fun. Hope they clean up this area before it gets out of control.

Visited September 2011
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183 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Pretty downtown area of Boulder~”
Reviewed September 20, 2011

This is a pretty historic area to walk around for an afternoon in Boulder. We went on a Thurs. and would recommend going during the week so it isn't as crowded as the weekend. Filled with little shops, restaurants & street performers, this is a must see in Boulder. Tree lined brick streets were closed to cars and we enjoyed an afternoon stroll and leisurely lunch outdoors watching people.

Visited September 2011
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