Tijuana

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This Mexican border town is home to a lively tourist district, burgeoning cultural scene and great beaches. Caesar salad was invented here.

With its beaches, bars, monuments and galleries, Tijuana provides an eclectic mix of attractions. This Mexican town is shaking off its once seedy image to become a popular tourist destination. It is located just over the U.S. border.

Follow other visitors crossing the border and go straight to Avenida Revolución, Tijuana's main tourist street. Stroll along this lengthy jumble of restaurants, bars, craft shops and discount liquor stores. Have your picture taken with a “Mexican zebra,” a donkey painted with stripes. Look for them with their owners on several street corners.

For a change of scenery from the avenue’s loud and lively atmosphere, head for Zona Rio’s cultural attractions. Explore the monuments that line the Paseo de los Héroes. Among them are sculptures of Abraham Lincoln and the Aztec ruler, Cuauhtémoc. See art exhibitions and watch a concert at the Tijuana Cultural Center. Visit its IMAX theater inside a large ball-shaped building.

Move west to the borough of Playas de Tijuana to reach the ocean. Enjoy the water on a surfboard or kayak. Then, stroll along the boardwalk and stop for something to eat at one of the oyster shacks. Some of the area’s best beaches are south of the city at Playas de Rosarito.

Tijuana’s cuisine reflects the many different cultures of the city. Find Japanese, French, Italian and other international restaurants outside the main tourist areas. Sample nachos, burritos and enchiladas from the food stalls and restaurants along Avenida Revolución. Enjoy a Caesar salad at Caesar Hotel and Restaurant where the famous dish was invented.

Take part in the city’s lively nightlife in the bars and nightclubs in and around Avenida Revolución. On weekends, large crowds of youngsters from the United States visit since Tijuana’s legal drinking age is 18.

Tijuana is 15 miles (24 kilometers) south of San Diego. Reach the city by flying into Tijuana International Airport or by driving or walking across the San Ysidro border crossing, which is less than 4 miles (7 kilometers) from downtown Tijuana.

Where to stay in Tijuana

Hotel Ticuán
Hotel Ticuán
3.5 out of 5
Av. Miguel Hidalgo (8va) #8190, entre Constitución y Revolución, Tijuana, BC, 22000
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $68 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 18
Stay at this 3.5-star spa hotel in Tijuana. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,805 reviews)
"Very good service throughout the hotel, I was satisfied with only one detail, the receptionists were a little more friendly."

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2022

Holiday Inn Tijuana Zona Rio
Holiday Inn Tijuana Zona Rio
3.5 out of 5
Paseo De Los Heroes 18818 Zona Rio, Tijuana, BC, 22320
The price is $90 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 12
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Tijuana. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,137 reviews)
"The hotel room was very comfortable and with a safe ambiance. The only issue was a little bit challenging to get to the entrance the first time. The checking was easy and prompt, even with two customers in front of me in the line. It was a good experience in general."

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

Hotel Corona Plaza
Hotel Corona Plaza
3 out of 5
Calle Cedro #151, Zona Centro, Playas de Rosarito, BC, 22710
The price is $69 per night from Oct 31 to Nov 1
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Playas de Rosarito. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
3.2/5 (1,141 reviews)
Do recommend affordable stay
"The bathroom was a little out dated but still ok the remote didn’t work but wasn’t there to watch tv haha overall a good room and an amazing pool area with waiters to take your order while your there. They were strict on outside foods but yet again they had their own kitchen and bar until 10 pm so ..."

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

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Extended Suites Tijuana Macroplaza
Extended Suites Tijuana Macroplaza
3 out of 5
Av. Paseo del Río #6662, Río Tijuana 3a. Etapa La Mesa, Tijuana, BC, 22226
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Tijuana. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff ...
3.8/5 Good! (804 reviews)
"Overall it was good. Not luxurious but good for the price. The floors could stand to be cleaner since I walked from the bed to the bathroom barefoot and my feet got dirty. The bed was comfortable. It was good but not to the US standards."

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2022

Quinta Pacifica Beachfront Villas
Quinta Pacifica Beachfront Villas
3.5 out of 5
Blvd Benito Juárez KM 26, Playas de Rosarito, BC, 22710
Stay at this 3.5-star beach aparthotel in Playas de Rosarito. Enjoy free WiFi, a private beach, and 2 spa tubs. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
2.9/5 (198 reviews)
"Great location for family quiet and very safe Only down fault was the large amount of deposit for our stay."

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2022

Penthouse in Rosarito
Penthouse in Rosarito
4 out of 5
948 Cantil, Tijuana, BC, 22560
Stay at this 4-star beach apartment in Tijuana. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the WiFi in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
3.8/5 Good! (19 reviews)
"This penthouse has a beautiful view and the hot tub was great! The main room doesn’t have AC, but there is AC in the kitchen/living room area. To get there is quite a bumpy drive, and we got lost- but after the first time we recognized where we were going. The parking in front was a little tight ..."

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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