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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Boulder attractions like Pearl Street Mall can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Lots of shops along the Pearl Street Mall, though you will find some are "chain-type" stores and others are more local oriented. Nice selection. Also nice selection of restaurants. 
  • Lots of restaurants, good street activity in the late evening made it feel very safe. We found parking within a couple blocks. A nice downtown area for walking and browsing. 
  • Had some time to kill so sauntered up & down the mall, stopping in several from clothing to chocolate and lots of bars & food choices ! Saw some strange characters, they probably thought the same ? A ...  more »
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  • The red brick walking mall offers good shopping and a variety of restaurants to choose from, but the attitude and character of Pearl St. is what makes this area special. Weekends are busy and flooded with tourists who stop and watch the hilarious street performers. At night, the bars come alive and there are food vendors available. Be sure to visit Into the Wind when you come. It's a walking mall, but the experience is much more important than the deals you might find shopping. The flatiron mountains, architectural complexity of buildings and a nearby saxophone playing, might make you feel like you are walking in a painting! Must visit if you are in Boulder.
  • The cultural centerpiece of Boulder, Colorado. A good stretch of brick path with some of the best bars, restaurants, and shops this town has to offer. You don't even need a reason or purpose to come down here, it's just a great place to just hang out and explore. Keep an eye out for the intriguing street performers!
  • Cool spot Besides the neat shops and little quaint eateries... The shows on the side are awesome from magic to juggling and contortionists. Plenty of musicians to enjoy as well.
  • A fun energetic experience. Most shops are reasonably priced and good quality. Small play structures for kids. Parking at the lot was fine, and close to everything. Had a fun time enjoying the music and talents of street performers.
  • Great walking mall! There are always things to do and see on Pearl Street. My favorite stores are Into the Wind where you can find all sorts of toys and games, and the Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery, where you can spend a long time looking at the beautiful creations of local artists. It's always fun to see the live shows on the mall, too.