The largest city on the Baja California Peninsula, Tijuana is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in Mexico. Tijuana is part of the general San Diego–Tijuana metropolitan area.
Americans can get low-cost bariatric weight loss surgery by just a short trip across the border. Tijuana is one of the most culturally rich nations in the world. The unique cuisine, the races, and the gambling that leaves your adrenaline skyrocketing make Tijuana a must-visit destination.
One of the most famous tourist places in Tijuana is the Avenida Revolucion (Revolution Avenue). You can spend some time there and take a walk.
At the southern end of Avenida Revolución is a remarkable tower, Torre de Tijuana built as the landmark structure for the Aguas Calientes Casino and Spa. You might also want to buy some of the local handicrafts on sale as low-cost souvenirs. Among the most amusing sights, you can found there are the Zonkeys-Zebras. Don’t miss out on these icons!
While in Avenida Revolucion, check out the Jai Alai Fronton Palace. First opened in 1947, the palace was originally a court to play the game of Jai Alai. This beautiful monument is now a concert hall for live shows.
Next, you can appease your taste buds with the Cesar Salad at Hotel Caesar. And what pleasure than to eat it at the place it was first born at the Cesar Restaurant on the Avenida Revolucion.
For those people that are inquisitive to know about the culture and history of Mexico, CECUT (Centro Cultural Tijuana) is the place to be. CECUT is administered by the National Council for Culture and the Arts. You can spend some time here as it homes a Dome IMAX theater where you could catch a movie or two. The central building houses the Museum of the Californias and the Temporary Exhibition Hall.
Just as you thought you had to go to Madame Tussauds for a wax museum, Tijuana Wax Museum is considered the second of its kind in Latin America. Tijuana Wax Museum (Museo de Cera de Tijuana) was opened in 1993 and has more than 80 replicas of historical figures artists and legends of film and television. Isn’t that legendary enough?
The Border Fence is perhaps the most picturesque sights of Tijuana. Snap a few shots and take a stroll on the dock and sit back and enjoy a seafood cockatiel or chill the nature’s way, sipping coconuts.
Enjoy the horse and dog races at Caliente Casino Hipodromo and Racetrack. Right behind the casino is the Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente, also known as Xolos de Tijuana, the Mexican Football team. Another structure celebrating the history of Mexico is the Catedral de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. This is Tijuana’s “old” cathedral, soon to be replaced by a new building, New Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe (under construction) some distance away. It is in the Spanish Renaissance style, a grand crystal chandelier, a lantern dome with some remarkable stained glass, and a high arched sanctuary.
Another cultural treat is the Tijuana Municipal Institute for Arts and Culture, an institution that groups government and society to encourage the conception and development of the traditional practices of the Mexicans. This institution portrays Tijuana as a hub of artistic and cultural development employing the institute’s infrastructure and cultural services. Make sure you also go to the Trompo Museum, a rather more interactive museum where you will be the main character in your journey to learning about the history of Mexico.
Are your taste buds not satisfied? They will be after you go to the Tijuana Brewery. What is most amazing about this place is that you can have different flavors of 100% craft beer, and you can enjoy it the traditional way.
If you are in search of tasty, mouth-watering, authentic Baja Flavors, the Baja Med Food will be your paradise. Did you know that this is the only cuisine in the world to put together the best products and flavors of the region employing traditional knowledge of Mediterranean cuisine to put together one cuisine? Remarkable Stuff! And the tale of taste continues. The L.A. Cetto Winery and Wine Boutique are a globally acclaimed winery and are the finest in Tijuana. You can also find many varieties of local wine here.
Finally, Don’t miss out on the cultural brilliance that Tijuana offers in the form of festivals. Celebrate the true essence of Tijuana in their festivals like the Paella and Wine Festival, Opera en la Calle (Opera on the streets), Entijuanarte, Tequila Expo, which showcase local brilliance. Hasn’t all this make a trip to Tijuana just so enticing? Go out there and live in the heart of Mexico, Tijuana!