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“Great for People Watching”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Pearl Street Mall

Pearl Street Mall
Ranked #3 of 134 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.
Erie, CO
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“Great for People Watching”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Pearl Street Mall is a fun place to meet friends, shop for unique gifts, have a meal or snack, watch the street entertainers or sit and people watch. We are residents so we like to take our out of town guests there.

Visited July 2013
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Boulder, Colorado
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“The essence of Boulder”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

It's called a "mall" but it's really a 4-block pedestrian street full of people, shops, restaurants, and life. During the summer there are often festivals and live music; on weekend evenings there are buskers (street performers) who attract good crowds and pass a hat at the end. Everyone is there: tourists, upscale shoppers, young kids, Boulder's stereotypically rich/fit/outdoorsy people, professionals, hippies, and homeless beggars. Parking is a project--try the parking structures--but it's free on weekends. Ignore the activists trying to get you to sign petitions and the beggars, who are only allowed to ask once. Have a meal or a drink at one of the many outdoor tables. No dogs, no bikes (but plenty of bike racks all around). Afterwards, walk over to Boulder Creek Path for a peaceful stroll along the greenway.

Visited July 2013
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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Pearl Street Mall -- a stroll worth your while”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

There's always something going on in addition to the wonderful shops, coffee shops, restaurants and fantastic people watching! Crafts fairs, ethnic festivals, street musicians, even play spaces for the children -- all definitely worth your while! I live here and take every excuse to visit my favorite spots as often as possible.

Visited July 2013
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Boulder, Colorado
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“Can't be beat.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Pearl Street Mall is a hugh happening. Shopping, street performers, festivals and a great selection of restaurants. The Mall spills over on the east and west ends with more shopping, restaurants and coffee shop. Very pleasingly landscaped. There are also various features for children including the very popular water sprout area in the summer. Also during the summer there is "Bands on the Bricks" on Wednesday evenings and Noon Tunes on Friday noon. The independent book store (Boulder Book Store) is an additonal treat.

Visited July 2013
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Boulder, Colorado
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“The Heart of Boulder”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

There is much going on throughout the town, but Pearl Street Mall continues to be the principlal gathering place for Boulderites. Come here to watch the street performers and hear the buskers - from a capella, to string ensembles they're all here.

Visited July 2013
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