If you’re thinking about crossing the border and heading to Tijuana to have some fun, there are several great places you must consider visiting. This city is a haven for earthly pleasures, so plan to visit these incredible spots and you’ll have a great time!
The Avenida Revolución is historic. Here you can find legends like Caesar’s restaurant, famous as the home of the Caesar salad. If you keep walking around the avenue, you’ll see a number of other restaurants, souvenir shops, and interesting bars. At the end of the street, close to the border and the Tijuana Arch, you’ll find Plaza Santa Cecilia. This is easy to find as there is a giant clock and numerous Mexican musicians: a truly Norteño experience. In addition, there are dozens of outdoor stalls selling everything from clothes to arts to crafts. There’s no lack of street food stands either. What else could you ask for? In Tijuana the streets are more fun!
Playas de Tijuana
Looking to spend some time by the ocean during your trip? Hit the beaches once you arrive and you won’t be disappointed! Tijuana has its own beaches, stretching down the coast from the border in the north to Rosarito Beach in the south. Playas de Tijuana is the perfect place to visit if you also want to enjoy seafood restaurants, try different coffees, or check out nearby bars. If you’re just looking to spend all day enjoying the weather, the sand, and the ocean, you might want to drive south to Rosarito Beach. It is a quaint beach town that is more relaxed than Playas de Tijuana and has calmer waves for swimming.
If you are more focused on shopping, “El Popo” is the place for you. It is located along the main tourist drag on 2nd Street Benito Juárez. Here you’ll be able to find things such as cured meat, sun-dried chilies, big pots full of various seeds, huge wheels of queso guerrero, fresh fruits and vegetables, preserves, cookware, candles, and even jewelry. While you are there, you must try cooked food like tacos or elotes preparados, which you’ll easily spot on every corner!
Your trip is not complete until you have enjoyed some local art and for that you should visit el CECUT (The Tijuana Cultural Center, also known as “La Bola”). El CECUT is renowned for its distinctive spherical building. On the inside, the cultural complex has Tijuana’s only IMAX cinema, premiering four high-resolution movies each year. Adjacent to el CECUT is Museo de las Californias, which has a permanent exhibition of the history of the region from prehistoric times to the present day.
Valle de Guadalupe
Valle de Guadalupe is a wine region not far from Tijuana and is definitely worth a trip to visit some of the vineyards. You’ll be able to enjoy nature and also taste some of the best fresh wines. The region has more than 150 wineries that produce around 90 percent of Mexican wines, making Valle de Guadalupe one of the fastest growing wine regions in the world. There’s no better way to spend the day than tasting delicious reds, admiring the rustic scenery, and snacking on some gourmet gems!