Pearl Street Mall
Pearl Street Mall
4.5
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Situated in the heart of an energetic city is beautiful, historic Downtown Boulder. At the heart of Downtown Boulder is the Pearl Street Mall, a wonderfully charismatic four-block-long pedestrian mall that celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2007. Colorful, bright flowers fill the mall almost the entire year and street performers, with a multitude of talents, make the Pearl Street Mall one of the best people-watching destinations anywhere.
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles2,804 reviews
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225
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Amy W
Boulder, CO11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
A lovely downtown to walk, shop, people watch, etc. Lots of adorable local shops and restaurants with character and charm. Not your run-of-the-mill chains and cheezy tourist traps.
Written 14 March 2024
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kayhall0717
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Business
As someone who used to live in Boulder and returned for business, I was SHOCKED at how unfortunate Pearl Street Mall has become. City Hall is a beautiful building and it is now just a homeless camp. There were strung out people everywhere. There were some who were yelling and scaring my 3 and 1 yr old children. It's a sad situation, but it is not somewhere I will be taking my kids again.
Written 14 March 2024
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Sonluvr
Columbia, MD32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This is the cutest place! There were tables/booths set up all along the pedestrian mall, selling everything from crafts to soap to food and more. Street performers did their thing too. It was just a fabulous way to spend a sunny Saturday afternoon!
Written 13 November 2023
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Jessica W
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Filthy, overpriced stores and felt abandoned. Homeless people starving while the grotesquely wealthy dined and drank.
Truly disturbing
Written 5 October 2023
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Lori D
Wisconsin Dells, WI79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This was was a quaint little village within Boulder. The shop keepers were friendly. We were able to pick up some gifts. Parking is inexpensive too.
Written 29 September 2023
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Neil D
155 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Definitely worth a visit in beautiful downtown Boulder. Note- dogs not allowed (for some reason). Casual, relaxing and with some nice shops.
Written 6 August 2023
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Henry’s Take
San Diego, CA127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
“When in Boulder, do as the Boulderians do!”

While I can’t say that I’ve heard that expression while here, I like the sound of it (fact) and have initiated the trademark process to incorporate it under the “Henry’s Take” corporate umbrella (not true). 😉

While chatting it up with some of the locals we were encouraged to pay a visit to “The Mall” during our visit. While that recommendation initially lacked any appeal whatsoever, we discovered that the local definition of “mall” is totally different than how it is traditionally defined. Also known here as “The Bricks”, it offers much more than shopping opportunities including scenic views and quality street performers (including live music).

The people here exude an eccentric vibe as evidenced by the comment of someone who asked a passing Postal Carrier,
“Do you remember the plan? You were supposed to mail me to New Orleans!” 🤣

The locals also recommended that we walk through the historic “Boulderado Hotel” which is in the area (and worth the few extra steps to get there).

And that’s…Henry’s Take.

#bouldermall
#boulderbricks
#bouldervibe
Written 10 July 2023
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meem
St. Kitts24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Exceptional variety of shops. Easy to navigate and parking was not a challenge but considering we visited during winter so it wasn’t as crowded. There are plenty of places to sit outside to rest. Dining is available too!
Written 13 June 2023
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interviewtraveler
Washington684 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
There are lots of shops and restaurants on Pearl Street. I liked the portion that was closed to cars. For the kids, the large stone animals are fun to climb on. This time of year the tulips were blooming.
Written 18 April 2023
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Hermes O
43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Wonderful dining options, night life, great people watching, excellent buskers and live street entertainment not to mention food trucks and loads of events throughout the year.

The only downside, the City could do much more to assist the homeless population, enforce rules, and provide greater security. The homeless encampments are a sad commentary on Boulder's ability to care for people and it undermines the businesses and tourism as a driver of the economy.
Written 10 February 2023
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