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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Boulder attractions like Pearl Street Mall can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Very good food,especially the chicken sliders and cobb salad. Would definitely come back and try more food.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    I took my teenage daughter and toddler son. They both loved it! Lots of shops but also some great street performers and artists!  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Pearl street mall is a pedestrian 4 block walk in downtown Boulder. Original buildings now shops and restaurants ( no teeshirt shops). Great for browsing and people watching. Highly recommend.  more »
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  • July 4, 2017
    A retail and foodies heaven all located conveniently in outside mall/street setting with plenty of people viewing opportunities. This is the most popular attraction/spot/venue in Boulder so it will be crowded with locals and tourists. Parking is at a premium off/on pearl street so plan on getting there early. There are a couple of parking garages which I would try first. Note: since there is plenty of foot traffic many of the stores will not allow public restroom use. There is a public restroom at the middle of Pearl st where their visitor center is located.
  • June 15, 2017
    Love this place! For fellow vegans: the gelato shop has several vegan options (more than just fruity flavors) and is delicious! I also recommend taking a short walk to the tea house around the corner. Lots of fun shops and a great atmosphere. For a meal, I recommend Mountain Sun Brewery.
  • July 8, 2017
    Wonderful place to stroll. Street entertainment and excellent eating choices from all price ranges...and your sweet tooth will not be disappoint with artisan ice cream to innovative chocolate selections. Bring your dog and children..family friendly
  • April 16, 2017
    Wonderful place for shopping, delicious eats or just going on a stroll. There are shops for everyone here! You can find many different cuisines as well as many healthy restaurants and coffee shops. You will often see street performers and other fun events. It's especially lovely to visit during the holidays. Also there are gorgeous views of the mountains! Parking is available on the streets but when busy, you are better off parking in a garage which is reasonably priced. We love it here!
  • June 15, 2017
    Fun place to walk around and window shop. Can be a little busy at times, but since it's all outdoors it never feels claustrophobic. Most days you get a nice selection of quality street performers - fun for all ages!

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You'll find most of the pricier and more luxurious accommodations in downtown Boulder, but the city offers hotel rooms suitable for every traveler's budget. Stay in the heart of the city if you want quick access to shops and restaurants, but if you're traveling on a limited budget, consider a good value inn a short walk or bicycle ride from downtown. You can also choose to stay in Denver for a wider selection of economical hotels and motels; it's just 30 minutes southeast of Boulder.
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