Boulder is a destination city. People from all over come here to enjoy the natural beauty that we have in abundance and the reputation that Boulder has for being laid back but active. One common saying about Boulder is that it is located between Denver and reality. When you need a break from reality, head over to Pearl Street for a good time, good food, and excellent people watching. Whether you are a visitor, a new resident, or born and raised here, there are always new things to try in the area. To learn some of the fun things to do around Boulder, keep reading.
Pearl Street Mall
Pearl Street is always entertaining. The section of Pearl Street, between 9th Street and 21st, Street and the core of it, between 11th and 15th Streets, is closed to motor vehicle traffic. This open space, paved with bricks and lined with restored historic buildings, creates a venue for street performers and food carts and allows space for families to walk and for children to run and play. When it comes to window shopping, or finding the perfect gift for that special someone, there is nowhere like Pearl Street. You don’t have to be a tourist to enjoy Pearl Street; come down for a stroll and some quality people watching!
Stop at the Lazy Dog for a Meal
All that shopping is going to make you hungry! Everytown, especially college towns, have that one restaurant that everyone remembers from their college days, or special visit, and in Boulder, that place is the Lazy Dog! Come on in, enjoy a break from shopping, and have a delicious meal from our varied and tempting menu. Enjoy an appetizer of Wings with one of our 10 sauces. If you dare to try the Mango Habanero or Unsportsmanlike hot sauces, you will have some serious Boulder bragging rights! For a taste of the West, try the Colorado Buffalo Burger. This half pound burger is dressed for dinner with pepper jack cheese, bacon, roasted poblano, and chipotle mayo — all served on a brioche bun. If you are around at night, be sure to check back in for more fun. At night, the families thin out and college student shenanigans take up residence. We have frequent live music to give everyone a treat of some of the best local bands, dancing, and fun!
Calendar Events for November
The Pearl Street Stampede is an unmissable event! This celebration of the start of the CU home football season is highlighted by throngs of people lining Pearl Street while the CU marching band entertains the crowd with music. The CU football team and coaches will be there to greet fans too. This year it is on Wednesday, November 2nd at 7p.m. and on Friday, November 18th, also at 7p.m. Come on down and join in the fun! Every Saturday, you can stroll around the Boulder Farmers Market, located in Central Park, just a few blocks off of Pearl Street.
Pearl Street is where it’s at in Boulder, and you’ll be sure to find stores to intrigue you. The Lazy Sports Bar and Grill Dog awaits you for a great meal and a fun time!