Jorge Hank Rhon shares the best places to visit in Tijuana. Tijuana is located 20 miles south of San Diego, USA and is a thriving popular tourist site in Mexico. It has changed its image in recent years. Tijuana used to have a somewhat seedy reputation abroad. But today, it welcomes tourists to its beautiful beaches, it’s lively nightlife and an exciting cultural scene.
Where should you visit in Tijuana?
Tijuana is the largest city in Baja and is also Mexico’s most well-known city. Its skyline is one of the largest and best-known in Mexico. It is a city well known for its great restaurants, clubs and festivals as well as a thriving art scene. Where should you visit if you’ve never been to Tijuana before?
Jorge Hank Rhon says you should check out the cultural center, Centro Cultural Tijuana (CECUT). You will recognize it for its distinctive round building, nicknamed “The Ball” or La Bola. It holds an IMAX theater, an exhibit space and an auditorium. It holds many cultural events throughout the year that are worth checking out while visiting Tijuana. The building adjacent to it, the Museo de las Californias, holds a permanent exhibition that details the history of the region from prehistoric times to today.
The main street, called Revolution Avenue or La Revu, is the main tourist drag. But it also features a bunch of quality boutiques, restaurants and art galleries that sell quality handcrafts from around Mexico along with silver jewelry and all types of luxury goods. At night, Revolution Avenue is great for people watching, as people stroll the main avenue looking for fun.
What about a beach?
Tijuana has its own beaches if you want to enjoy a day at the beach. If you drive a half hour to Rosarito, you’ll find a small beach town with a quaint feel. It’s not quiet, as there are many tourists there especially during the summer, but it is a beautiful beach
What should I eat in Tijuana?
Tijuana has many street vendors, all with tasty treats to share. It also includes many fine restaurants. If you go the street vendor route, be sure to try some fish tacos. Tijuana is one of the best places to try them. There are many vendors selling tacos with pescado (fish) or camarón, (shrimp). The pescado or camarón are either fried or grilled and are topped with cabbage, Mexican crema, avocado, tomato sauce.
Tortas are another street vendor favorite. Tortas are a Mexican sandwich served on a soft roll and filled with meat, sauce, and toppings including crema, avocado, salsa, and lettuce. Unlike tacos, tortas are made with wheat, not native Mexican maiz or corn. Really, a torta can be filled with almost anything including Mexican crema.