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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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  • Not really sure why but there were a lot of business closed and didn’t open till Wednesday. If this was a known thing - we would have definitely rethought the day we chose to go.  more »
  • When walking the Pearl St. Mall, went in the store Fair Trade Winds. Wonderful variety of affordable gifts from around the world. Found adorable children’s toys and beautiful ceramic plate made in...  more »
  • Fun atmosphere. We ate here at night then returned the next day to go in the many shops and people watch. We saw several street performers: guitar, violin and bongo players and a high rise...  more »
  • Visiting Boulder and enjoyed Bands on the Bricks. It's obvious why the area is a tourist attraction and shopping destination. The area is super clean and stores quite elegant. Bring lots of money. The Bands on the Bricks had a fantastic brewery for their "beer garden" (read adult cage/playpen not nearly sizable enough for those that could get in). I loved their grapefruit shandy. It was 80s night and although that's not my thing the band did play the hits adequately enough. (I have worked with musicians for 20+ years and admit I'm not easy to impress). The crowd dug them though, which is what's important. Had sandwich and a beer at a joint called The Pub, I think. Ultimately recommended and figure there's something for everyone and it's a nice walk to boot.
  • Pearl Street Mall is an upper class shopping center in Boulder. I like the vibe, it's pretty heady here. It's also very family/community oriented and there are a lot of affluent people that hang out here. Lot's of good places to eat within walking distance here. Cool shops. This was always a fun place to visit.
  • Pearl Street Mall is awesome! Whenever I have guests coming to town, if I bring them here they always love it. There are all sorts of cool and eccentric stores, and a lot of food options. The city does a great job with upkeep, so the street is always clean, and they change out the flower beds every few weeks, so there is always a refreshingly colorful touch to your walk. There is also a fun kids area!
  • I wasn't at the mall but the County Treasurer office. Free parking to get your business done? Yes, please. The woman that helped me was fast and got me the form I needed with a minimum of fuss and she was super nice and friendly. Speaking as a retiree from government service it's wonderful to meet another competent and caring department.
  • Looking for local spirit? Enjoy a good attraction for out-of-town-visitors. Find local proprietors offering their wares. Art galleries that show and sell from local artists. Take photos in front of historic architecture. Eat good food as you stroll the pedestrian brickwalk from a street cart or from the fanciest of restaurants in the city. Participate in the Boulder STAMPEDE, performed by the CU Buffs' Marching Band during football season. No smoking within 15-ft of Pearl Street (City of Boulder ordinance).

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