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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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Required stop in Boulder

A charming street mall, with interesting stores. Prefer going during weekends, when street artists are more numerous. The food options on the street mall itself are somewhat... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
Daniel S
Boulder, Colorado
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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

A charming street mall, with interesting stores. Prefer going during weekends, when street artists are more numerous. The food options on the street mall itself are somewhat limited (with some notable exceptions), but there are great restaurants on Pearl on either side of it. On Wednesday and Saturday, combine with a visit to the Farmers Market.

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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

If you visit Boulder, you can't miss the Pearl Street Mall. There are so many wonderful shops, restaurants and always some fun street performers.

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is a fun place to visit with lots of shops, restaurants, and little events going on. If you like strolling and being outside, try this place. So many little shops to visit, coffee shops, and restaurants too. The street artists are quite entertaining.

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Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is an expansice outdoor mall area closed to traffic with many shops, bars, and eateries available in the historic district.

Thank Richard C
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Pedestrian friendly mall with something for everybody. Cool shops and places to eat and drink. Street performers are great. There is a "pearl street" shopping district tax added when you buy merchandise.

Thank Rob W
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

This is such a neat area of town! Tons of shops and more restaurants than you could ever want!!! If you aren't sure where to eat just show up and walk around. You WILL find something for everyone!

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Newport Beach, CA
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Fun, busy, loads of people of every type and kind. Street performers, music, fabulous shops and art, from every scale from cheap to expensive. Had a blast!

Thank bitler
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Pearl street has fun shopping. A large homeless population hangs out on pearl. Great places to eat for all....casual, formal, quick, sit down. Pearl has it all as far as food.

Thank Lindsey S
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Always something to see in summer. A lot of people and often there is music or festivals. The place is teaming with street performers and activists. But a nice experience. The first hours after sunrise are amazing

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Casper, Wyoming
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

An average downtown experience. Public bathroom was gross. A few nice shops and a cool train for kids to ride on Fridays.

Thank Art W

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