Explore Downtown Boulder
Take a moment to think about your happy place. Maybe the craft beer flows like water. Or perhaps you are scaling a trail with mountain views. You might be enjoying a glass of wine after a day of shopping and pampering. Or you could be sipping a perfectly pulled espresso alongside a burbling creek. Whatever your happy place is, it's our happy place, too. Because it's here. It's through the doors of our local shops and restaurants. It's on surrounding trails and flowing down the Boulder Creek. Bring your appetite, excitement and ambitions to downtown Boulder - Welcome to your happy place.
Whether you're a frequent visitor or a first time guest, come experience Downtown Boulder and all there is to offer.
Situated in the heart of an energetic city is beautiful, historic Downtown Boulder. Surrounded by the stunning Flatiron Mountains and with the crystal clear Boulder Creek steps away, Downtown Boulder is filled with amazing shopping, dining and entertainment options – there is truly something for everyone to enjoy. With over 1000 businesses, Downtown Boulder is well-maintained with a clean, inviting and delightfully charming atmosphere. Just 30 miles from Denver, Downtown Boulder offers fun and excitement for locals and visitors alike! Watch the CBS Sunday Morning feature, "Pursuit of Happiness" here.
At the center of Downtown Boulder is the Pearl Street Mall, a wonderfully charismatic four-block-long pedestrian mall that is celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2022. 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. The seductive sights, smells and sounds of the Pearl Street Mall, along with the East End & West End districts, amplified by the rush of Boulder Creek winding its way through the heart of town are more than enough to ignite a lifetime love affair with this one-of-a-kind mountain oasis.
There’s a lot happening in Downtown Boulder, which means that there are a lot of different ways you can spend your time here. The good news is that no matter what you’re into, Downtown Boulder can provide you with an experience that feels like it was handcrafted with just you in mind. Foodies fall head over heels for Boulder’s incredible restaurant scene that Bon Appétit called “The Foodiest Town in America”. If you love to shop, there are over 140 retailers downtown, 80% of which are locally owned and operated.
Stroll into one of the many local coffee shops and you might see entrepreneurs sitting next to Olympic athletes along with a few locals fresh from their outdoor yoga class. Bring your bike, kayak or your fly rod to enjoy Boulder Creek and the trails that run through downtown on their way from the mountains to the plains. Speaking of mountains, you can hike one just a few blocks from Pearl Street. Or, if you just like to relax, you can take up a seat on Pearl Street Mall where world-class street performers and musicians will entertain you till the sun goes down.