Cultural Walking Tour of Tijuana
Sat Jul 24 2021 at 10:00 am to 02:00 pm
Nike Factory Store | San Diego, CA
About this Event
Your knowledgeable and bilingual tour guide (that's me!) will show you all the best cultural areas of Tijuana.
Pass through dynamic Zona Centro. Eat delicious tacos al pastor at a popular taquería. Grab some spice-laden tropical fruit at the market for a refreshing treat.
Hear the riveting story of the Mexican Revolución. Take a walk in the tropical Jardín Caracol. And check out the happening art scene in grand Zona Río.
You will use your Spanish on this tour! But if you don't speak Spanish yet, no worries, I've got you covered.
Locations on this tour include:
Centro Cultural de Tijuana - Known locally as CECUT, this is a huge complex that houses art galleries, aquarium, planetarium, IMAX theater, and the Museo de las Californias. (Note: The latter may be closed due to the pandemic).
Mercado Hidalgo - A large traditional market with tons of tropical fruit, vegetables, spices, leather goods, piñatas, candies, pottery, and much much more. You have to see it all to believe it!
Taquería típica - Along the way are many delicious (and cheap) taquerías and Baja seafood spots. We'll stop at one that hits the spot!
Farmacía Gusher - A cute Ph*rm*cy and vintage frutería. Stock up on your medications while you're here. I'll also make some recommendations for natural ointments and other products to ease aches and pains naturally.
Zona Río - We'll spend most of our time in the cultural heart of Tijuana. Zona Río has a great mix of local restaurants, art centers, markets, and breweries.
Zona Centro - While we won't go to the super touristy area, we will be passing through the urban center of downtown Tijuana, where you'll see lots of local folks hanging out at mom and pop shops, taquerías, and more.
What is covered in the tour
- 4-hour historical and cultural sightseeing tour
- Bilingual tour guide
- Entrance fees to museums
What people have to say about this tour
"I had an amazing time getting to meet new people and experience a culture that I would have otherwise not gotten to see. I would recommend it to anyone!" —Jenny M., Bonita, CA
"Jackie was joyful and excited to show me everything. She turned me on to new experiences, like drinking the juice straight from the coconut and eating Mexican street food. It's all so good!" —Brenda M., Chula Vista, CA
"Jackie's walking tour of Tijuana is a perfect introduction to a dynamic place. She is a knowledgeable and patient guide." —Tina Z., Escondido, CA
What to bring and what to be aware of
Health and safety precautions
Mexico is not fully vaccinated yet and people there wear their masks in public. Please bring your mask along with you, we will be expected to wear it indoors once in Mexico. You may also be expected to wear it while in the Mexican and U.S. border stations.
It is usually a few degrees warmer in Tijuana than it is in San Diego, so bring water along with you. There will be stores along the way to buy water, too.
Crime has increased in Tijuana due to the pandemic. With that in mind, please do not bring large quantities of cash with you. Do not wear a large purse - if a purse or bag is needed, a crossbody bag would be best.
This tour involves a moderate level of activity, including walking across the border and at various sites. You will get your steps in on this tour!
U.S./Mexico Border Requirements and Restrictions
To enter Tijuana and to re-enter the U.S., U.S. citizens must have a Passport, Passport Card, Enhanced Driver's License, NEXUS, SENTRI, or FAST Card. Non-U.S. Citizens need a passport, with an I-94 departure record and multiple entry visa or Permanent Resident Card.
The US has several restrictions on what you can bring back across the border. I will have a list of what items are restricted, including specific fruits, vegetables, flowers, etc.
Money in Tijuana
Some places in Tijuana accept cash only. While many places accept dollar bills less than $20, they will give change back in Mexican pesos at the exchange rate of their choosing. It's highly recommended that you exchange your dollars for pesos at a currency exchange place, Baja Mexican Currency Services, located next to Las Americas before meeting up for the tour.
Cancelation and refund policy
Cancelations must be made no later than 5 days before the tour date. A 100% refund will be given with sufficient notice. Otherwise, no refunds will be provided less than 5 days before the tour date.
Where is it happening?Nike Factory Store, 4445 Camino De La Plaza, San Diego, United States