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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 Appétit 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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  • A great walk, sidewalks were wide and well kept. You will see some interesting characters on your walk, including pan handlers. We were encouraged not to give them money as this would just entrench th...  more »
  • Here the usual stores brand marks: H&M, Loft, Apple etc. Slightly beyond Macy's, and Target. There is a small cafe for a snack.
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  • I really enjoyed walking and shopping with my wife. More places like this need to exist in the world. It reminded us of our recent trip to Europe.  more »
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  • I liked when Boulder was less touristy but that ship has sailed. Fun stores and it is fun to people watch. We parked in a garage that exited onto a street that was holding a 5k race that afternoon. Being from out of town, we had no idea until we tried to exit the garage at the end of the day. Some signs warning outsiders of this would have been helpful. Instead, I had some clown yelling at me to "go fast!" the wrong way on a one way street as I exited. Competent leadership here would have been helpful. I drove out and followed traffic guidance at the next corner in a safe way. Prior visits to Boulder went much more smoothly.
  • We always come here when we have family or friends in town and everyone loves coming here. It’s such a nice area. They have great restaurants and bars and cute quaint little shops. They have an amazing bookstore we love to visit each time we go there. The store peppercorn is one of our favorites to walk around in and look at all their fun stuff just wish they had longer hours
  • I love Pearl Street Mall. Near the courthouse they have water features for kids to run around in and a field there's shops up and down, but it has gotten a lot more Ritzy. Used to be so many cool eclectic local businesses now there is a lot of mainstream corporate businesses down there. But still always something to see plenty of Street performers. And Boulder Theater is just right around the corner from the mall. If you're ready to do some bar-hopping definitely a great place to go
  • The best and most accurate representation of Boulder retail in the city. The diversity in stores, food, and people is unmatched. This is just a very cool part of Boulder and worth the walk that promises endless opportunities to anyone visiting the area. Plan on spending time browsing the unique stores, try to have a meal on the sidewalk, and stop to take in the street performers. It's a great time so go slow and soak it up!
  • Yeah ok it's a bit of a tourist trap but still super fun to go here! Great first date place as well as casual shopping and dining! I always stop off at the tea store and the kite store. The vintage candy store is fun too! Great food every block though things are kinda expensive. After hearing how much they charge for rent at these places I totally understand why

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