Pearl Street Mall

#3 in Best Things To Do in Boulder
Pearl Street Mall
Pearl Street Mall
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Key Info

1942 Broadway Street

Price & Hours

Free
Hours vary by store

Details

Shopping, Free, Neighborhood/Area Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
4.5scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 4.0Food Scene
  • 4.0Atmosphere

Stretching from Eighth to 20th streets in downtown Boulder, this buzzing thoroughfare is a shopaholic's Yellow Brick Road. Here, you'll find familiar brand names like Urban Outfitters and Patagonia sharing sidewalk space with local boutiques, trendy galleries and laid-back cafes. If you're not much of a shopper, come to Pearl Street for the fabulous dining, entertaining street performances and the prime people-watching.

Recent visitors said the shopping options were a bit underwhelming, but they praised the food selection and bustling atmosphere and said a stroll through this district is a must-do for any first-time Boulder visitors. However, travelers were also quick to point out that this is area is heavily populated with panhandlers. 

The Pearl Street Mall welcomes shoppers and walkers every day of the year; individual businesses operate their own hours. You don't have to pay to peruse, but you might want to consider keeping your cash (or credit card) on hand in case something strikes your fancy. If you drive here, you'll find metered spots on the street, as well as parking garages on neighboring streets. In addition to B-cycle stations, there are also several buses that make stops within walking distance of the mall. For more information, visit the official website.

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