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Pearl Street Mall, Boulder

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The four-block pedestrian Pearl Street Mall features national chain stores, locally owned businesses, dining, musicians and street performers, and much of Boulder's nightlife. America's Foodiest Town, as Bon App├ętit magazine described in 2010, can cater to all tastes. Consider visiting some of the international food restaurants, classic diners, coffee shops, wineries, and award-winning venues. Take a guided walking tour, or hop on a bus to hear folk stories about this old mining supply town. The town, with its fountains, sculptures, and gardens, offers many photography opportunities. Add Pearl Street Mall to your Boulder travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Boulder trip itinerary site.
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  • Cool area with eclectic shops and restaurants closed off to car traffic. We were there on a chilly Saturday afternoon, so not very crowded. I imagine on warmer weekend days there are bigger crowds.....  more
    Cool area with eclectic shops and restaurants closed off to car traffic. We were there on a chilly Saturday afternoon, so not very crowded. I imagine on warmer weekend days there are bigger crowds.....  more »
  • What a great place to shop. Make sure and stop at Liberty Puzzles and Into the Wind. We spend over an hour in both shops. 
    What a great place to shop. Make sure and stop at Liberty Puzzles and Into the Wind. We spend over an hour in both shops.  more »
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  • The Boulder Mall is great during the day. Lots of eclectic small shops with unusual items or clothing. No chain stores or restaurants actually in the outdoor mall. It's a pleasant area to leisurely stroll around, and lots of activities for little kids. There are buskers, street vendors, and great for "people watching. The area is safe and well patrolled from pickpockets, purse snatchers, con men, drug dealers, etc. However, you will find, like anywhere in the U.S., numerous homeless and street people, who will not hesitate to beg, but generally won't bother you. They have a right to be there just like anyone else. However, only 4 stars because after 10:00 pm, the mall is done. Nothing open, including restaurants. It's still safe and very well lit for walking...on your way to a restaurant or club that IS open after 10 pm. Being a huge town for college kids, its not hard to find places that are open until 2:00 am, but you won't find them on the Boulder Mall. BTW, if you ever do the annual "Boulder Mall Crawl," be prepared to be trapped in crowds of 100s of drunk people, being pushed against your will, and could possibly be trampled and seriously injured.
  • Makes for a great night out on the town! Always a great time getting to see all parts of Boulder. Once you find a spot to park, walk around and take advantage of the different shops/restaurants around the area!

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