5 reasons why you should visit Tijuana, Baja California

5 reasons why you should visit Tijuana, Baja California

Tijuana, Baja California, is the most visited border city in the world, thanks to the fact that it is a neighbor of the United States but it is not it’s only distinctive feature, it’s increasingly becoming a border city with great gastronomic popularity, so if you consider yourself a foodie Tijuana, Baja California, is a must to visit delight your palate. The influence of San Diego, California, is present in the lifestyle of the people who live in Tijuana, in the environment you can perceive a mixture of Mexican and American culture. In Tijuana, Baja California, the investment of several multinational companies that have found in Tijuana, the opportunity for growth and success of their business, thanks to this investment trend, Tijuana, Baja California, has become a place of migration for people looking for decent job opportunities in Mexico.

The mix between art, culture, gastronomy, nightlife, places to go shopping, and the meeting of cultures that divides the border wall makes Tijuana, Baja California, an exotic and different place to visit.

Visiting Tijuana, Baja California, will make you more sensitive to the American dream that has led millions of people to want to cross the border illegally, seeking a better life. The wall that divides Tijuana, Baja California, has become the inspiration for artists from different parts of the world to express in its words of peace, union, and brotherhood. Under the initiative and direction of the internationally known artist: Enrique Chiu, the “wall of brotherhood” could be made a reality, which turns hostility and rejection towards migrants into a wall where the dreams of entire families are honored and they are looking for a better life. Being in front of the wall that divides the United States from Mexico is an experience that will stir in you, contradictory feelings regarding a harsh reality turned into art. More than 4000 people have collaborated in converting a wall that separates, into a wall that unites people through art. If you want to be part of this project, visit the page of the artist Enrique Chiu to know the collaboration requirements.

Tijuana, Baja California, represents the opportunity to progress without having to live on the other side of the border. In Tijuana, Baja California, new spaces are emerging in which art, culture, and gastronomy can be expressed as never before. And this is thanks to the concern and desire of talented people to make a new Tijuana known.

The municipality of Tijuana is located northwest of Baja California in the northern region of Mexico. As you can see on the map of Tijuana, Baja California, it borders to the East with the municipality of Tecate; to the South with the municipalities of Ensenada and Playas de Rosarito; to the West with the Pacific Ocean; and to the North with the county of San Diego in the state of California in the United States of America.

The easiest way to get to Tijuana, Baja California, is by plane since it has its airport: Tijuana International Airport, officially named General Abelardo L. Rodríguez International Airport and alternatively Tijuana-San Diego Binational Airport.

Or, from San Diego, California, you can get there by bus, car, or streetcar. The cheapest way to get to Tijuana from San Diego is by private car, the cost is lower and in less than 30 minutes you are in Tijuana, Baja California.

The average temperature in Tijuana, Baja California, ranges from 12.5 °C to 21 °C.

If you want to travel to Tijuana, Baja California, and enjoy a temperate climate, the best suggestion is from July and early October, since temperatures range from 17.6 degrees Celsius as the lowest average temperature, to 24.1 degrees Celsius as the highest average temperature. This is our suggestion if you want to enjoy a warm summer in Tijuana, Baja California, but without exposing yourself to high temperatures.

But if you want to enjoy a cooler climate, it’s best to plan your trip to Tijuana, Baja California, between the months of December and early March, where the average minimum temperature is 8.8 degrees Celsius and an average maximum temperature of 17 Celsius degrees.

Now you have a broad overview of the weather in Tijuana, Baja California. It’s your turn to plan that adventure-filled trip. Here we share the 5 reasons why you should visit Tijuana, Baja California.

If you consider yourself a foodie, you have to enjoy Tijuana, Baja California. In recent years food trucks have become popular, as well as the gastronomic offer of high-level chefs.

If you visit Tijuana, Baja California, you have to visit our following recommendations:

  • The food trucks point: Located at Av. Paseo del Río 66422 Tercera Etapa Río Tijuana, zip code 22120 in Tijuana, Baja California. You will find food for all tastes and it is a clear example of creative cuisine. Among the best-known food trucks are:
  • Musmón: It’s a food truck that has the pleasure of cooking on the grill, you will find a delicious variety of dishes, among them: shrimp shaken; duck, lamb, rib eye, or octopus tacos; Chef’s tuna ceviche, shrimp with mango or fish with almonds. All this is in one place, with an exceptional price-quality ratio.
  • Mazon Vegano: A food truck that specializes in vegan tacos, burgers, salads, and vegan desserts.
  • Revoltijo: The food truck to snack and get a refreshing drink: natural waters of cucumber, lemon, orange, or hibiscus; mineral lemonade, mineral orangeade, clamatunas, tostilokos, takolokos, pepilokos, gomilochas, karneloka, craft beer and mango and lemon smoothies.
  • Pizza Wok: Pizza Wok is a fusion between oriental and italian gastronomy. A creative concept that you have to try. In this place, you will find 6 and 12 slice pizza, among the best known: Doña Margarita, Roma, Peppe & Roni, 5 cheeses, coastal, bullfighting, vegetarian, spanish, pork, and the special one. Woks with chicken, meat, shrimp or mixed; Accompanied by oriental, Caribbean, teriyaki, spicy or mixed sauce.
  • La Junkie: A food truck with a proposal of hamburgers that will delight your palate: classic hamburgers, poblana, BBQ, and more. In the celebration of the Day of the Dead, they prepare their burgers with pan de muerto, a combination that is worth trying.
  • Hachi Sushi: One of the favorite food trucks of “el punto food trucks”, Japanese food specialists. The reputation of their sushi has made them famous.
  • Carreta 22: A food truck where you can taste anything from a potato stuffed with flank steak, tortilla soup, flank steak tacos marinade with chimichurri, marlin, and shrimp quesadillas, chicken tacos or breaded milanesa, to birria quesadillas.

As you’ll see in “the food trucks point” you can enjoy various gastronomic proposals, which will delight your palate, and this only in Tijuana, Baja California, can you enjoy.

Avenida Revolución was the first to be paved in Tijuana, Baja California, where bars, canteens, restaurants, handicraft stores, and nightly entertainment venues are concentrated. A prohibition from the 1920s and early 1930s made Avenida Revolución an entertainment playground, with no restrictions for Americans crossing the border from San Diego to enjoy the pleasant atmosphere with casinos, alcoholic beverages, and all the fun that was banned in the United States.

Thus the tradition was preserved to date, and the Avenida Revolución continues to be a tourist attraction of the nightlife, however, now it is not only about games, food, and drink, but also about cultural and artistic entertainment, there are more and more artists who concentrate on collaborating with their talents to change the concept of this important avenue.

One of the icons of Avenida Revolución is Hotel Caesar’s, famous for being the place where the famous Caesar salad was created in 1927. Legend has it that a group of North American aviators who were staying at Hotel Caesar’s arrived hungry late at night, however, the kitchen had already closed and there were no provisions, so the chef in charge managed to prepare a dish with the ingredients that he had at his fingertips and thus came the Caesar salad. At first, it was called “aviators salad” and later it was named as we now know it “Caesar salad”. The Caesar’s Hotel is located at Av. Revolución 1079, Zona Centro, zip code 22350, in Tijuana, Baja California. If you are a fan of Caesar salad, you have to come to Tijuana, Baja California, to enjoy it in its place of origin.

On Avenida Revolución you can taste all kinds of food: Italian, Chinese, Japanese, typical Mexican, famous cakes, tacos, and street hot dogs. Avenida Revolución in Tijuana, Baja California, is an avenue full of life and history that unites the two countries and is divided by a border.

It was built around 1956 with a certain eclectic air in which elements of the neoclassical and some colonial reminiscence are incorporated.

In its main façade with two sections and a finish, the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe framed in a quarry stands out in the central part; The bodies of the towers with square section columns attract attention. Its interior has a basilica floor plan with simple modern religious ornaments.

The Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe is located in C. 2da. Benito Juárez 7982, corner with Niños Héroes, Centro, postal code 22000, in Tijuana, Baja California, and it is an architectural work worth admiring and knowing.

Spectacular building that stands out for its modern spherical image. There is an attractive museum space that exhibits elements of regional ethnography and archeology, complemented by an overview of Mesoamerican indigenous cultures, as well as relevant documents and images from the history of Mexico.

The venue also has a planetarium with a capacity for 300 spectators, who can either enjoy a film or a projection on the theme of the celestial vault through the “IMAX” system. The Tijuana Cultural Center is located at Paseo de los Héroes No. 9350 Río urban area, postal code 22010, in Tijuana, Baja California. The Tijuana Cultural Center was founded in 1982. It is popularly known as “La Bola” due to the spherical shape of its planetarium. Monthly lectures on various astronomical topics are given at the Tijuana Cultural Center, free of charge.

In the Tijuana Cultural Center, there is also an aquarium in which different species of fish are exhibited, and they give you complete information about the journey of the gray whale in an exhibition about this impressive mammal.

El Cubo is a space within the Tijuana Cultural Center where works of art are permanently exhibited, you can listen to classical music and be in contact with literature. It is a place designed to be in contact with art in all the expressions of the word.

In the Tijuana Cultural Center, there is also the Museum of the Californias. This museum was inaugurated in Tijuana, and its purpose is to identify the history of the peninsula. This museum without walls covers about 3,000 square meters, eight thematic areas, two sections, computers with interactive programs, large-format screens, and a digitized sound and video system, in addition to the Imago Mundi mural by Enrique Ciapara and the walkable wall of the teacher Martha Palau. In the Museum of the Californias, you will know the peninsular history of the Baja, for anyone who is interested in knowing the Baja is a requirement to visit this museum, to understand the origin and evolution of this piece of paradise that inhabits Mexico, the Baja.

In addition to being a busy city, Tijuana, Baja California, has soft sand and gray beaches for you, where you can enjoy beautiful sunrises and sunsets. The beaches of Tijuana are full of life, it is a place where many Americans gather to enjoy the local gastronomy of Tijuana, the atmosphere evokes a union between 2 cultures, despite being divided by a wall.

Along the boardwalk of the beaches of Tijuana, you will find various Mexican snacks, including coconuts, popsicles, ceviche tostadas, coffee, tacos, tamales, and much more. You will find small restaurants and cafes where you can enjoy the view of the sea while delighting your palate.

The gastronomy that revolves around the beaches of Tijuana has inspired different events and gastronomic festivals in which both street gastronomy and different restaurants are offered that join this celebration to give the place it deserves to the gastronomic growth that Tijuana has had, Baja California.

These are some reasons why we recommend you visit Tijuana, Baja California, a place where your senses will be captivated. Now it is your turn to plan your trip to enjoy a place of contrasts that will make you feel more empathy and will make you reflect that there are no borders that can separate us as humanity.

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