Tijuana, like many people may already know, is a city in Mexico, in Baja California, located just on the US-Mexican border. If you’re planning your vacation in that interesting Mexican city and are trying to find what to do, check out the list of the best things to do in Tijuana, Mexico, below.
1. Tijuana Cultural Centre
Tijuana Cultural Centre, opened in 1982, throughout the years became one of the most recognised symbols of the city. It is located in one of the most modern parts of the city - Zona Rio, just 5 minutes away from the border and it offers its visitors many interesting expositions showing different types of art. A major feature of the complex is “The Ball”, the only IMAX cinema in Tijuana. They also have in their offerings many children activities like readings, courses and workshops. Tijuana Cultural Centre is the only institution of the National Council for Culture and the Arts, outside Mexico’s Capital.
Tijuana Cultural Centre
Address: Paseo de los Héroes 9350, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, 22010 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
Website: Tijuana Cultural Centre
2. The Trompo Interactive Museum
Another attraction in Tijuana is the Trompo Interactive Museum, which is a fun adventure both for adults and children. You can watch an interesting movie in the projection hall, see many cultural shows, try multiple experiments that will answer basic questions about the Earth we may have, play numerous games and of course educate in a funny and interesting way. General admission to the museum is 5 USD. Don’t forget to check out their website for some interesting events coming up.
The Trompo Interactive Museum
Address: Libramiento los Insurgentes s/n, Rio Tijuana 3ra. Etapa, 22226 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
Website: The Trompo Interactive Museum
3. Tijuana Wax Museum
Every big city must be able to boast a wax museum. And Tijuana is not an exception. The museum was opened in 1993 and today in its collection you can find waxworks of those bigger celebrities as well as those less known, including Micheal Jackson, Barack Obama, Pedro Infante, and Lola Beltrán. But that’s not all, their special collection shows also waxworks of Mexican Heroes, or fantastic characters like Freddie Kreuger.
Tijuana Wax Museum
Address: Calle 1 (Artículo 123) 8281, Zona Centro, 22000 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
Website: Tijuana Wax Museum (in Spanish)
4. The border fence at the beach
We are all aware of the ugly political situation between countries of North America. Authorities are building a fence on the beach between California and Tijuana, to prevent people from illegally crossing the border during the low tide. That strange scene, unfortunately, doesn’t stop people from trying to cross the border.
The border fence
Address: Tijuana Beach and Border Field State Park in San Diego
5. Morelos Park
Water slides, swimming pools, and a zoological garden with some rare species are only some of the attractions Morelos Park offers to its visitors. In the Aquatic Zone of the park you’ll find two swimming pool as well as the infantile structure, all safe with lifeguards, prepared to provide an amazing water adventure. Access to the Aquatic Zone costs 1.60 USD. In the Zoological Garden you’ll be able to see many interesting species including camels, reptiles or even albino tigers! There’s also a little train called “Little Penny” than can take you to different parts of the park.
Address: Av. de los Insurgentes 16000, Rio Tijuana 3ra. Etapa, 22105 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
Website: Morelos Park (in Spanish)
6. Cine Tonala - an art-house movie theater
Calling all film lovers – of all the places to visit in Tijuana, be sure Cine Tonala is on the top of your list. Mexico’s famous for its interesting art-house movie theaters full of Mexican Culture, and if you’d like to check it out, Cine Tonala is the best option. Come over, eat some delicious Mexican food, drink tequila, and listen to the live music, stand-ups, and watch interesting movies regarding people’s stories, culture and art.
Address: Avenida Revolución 1317, Zona Centro, 22000 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
Website: Cine Tonala (in Spanish)
7. Telefonica Gastro Park
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Are you looking for a good place to eat? Look no more, Telefonica Gastro Park is located in the city centre of Tijuana and offers cheap and fast Mexican food and delicious drinks. They also play special sports events and from time to time offer live music, so you may get a dinner or lunch full of fun. Their restaurant is pet-friendly. Look at their Facebook page for more information.
Telefonica Gastro Park
Address: Av Melchor Ocampo 2036, Zonaeste, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
Facebook: Telefonica Gastro Park
8. La Caja
La Caja, in English called “The Gallery Box” is an art gallery in Tijuana. The gallery for the last 9 years was representing local artists as well as international. They offer a collective exhibition and individual exhibitions to help artists, both in the city and abroad. The gallery is located in an abandoned warehouse, isn’t that cool? They also offer a city tour, showing the most interesting monuments of Tijuana.
Address: Callejón de las Moras #118-B, 20 de Noviembre, 22100 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
Website: La Caja
9. Avenida Revolucion
Of course, being in Tijuana you can’t forget about visiting Avenida Revolucion, the touristic centre of the city. That’s where all the main attractions are located, including the historic Ceasar’s Restaurant, where the Cesear Salad was invented. The Avenue is also a historic downtown of Tijuana. You’ll find there also many other restaurants, shops and shopping malls.
10. El Popo Market
When visiting Tijuana you can’t leave the city without checking out the most beautiful and colorful downtown market, full of fresh fruits, cheeses, candies, dried chillies, wooden spoons and everything else you can possibly imagine. Full of locals trying to sell their rural products, El Popo is a perfect place to try the local cuisine and items, or even get some amazing souvenirs for family and friends back home.
El Popo Market
Address: 22000, Calle Benito Juárez 2da 8053, Zona Centro, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
11. Catedral de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe
A little bit of history and Christian culture of Mexico you can find is the Catedral de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, a Catholic Cathedral located right by the city centre. If you don’t mind, you could check out their Eucharist, each Saturday and Sunday, to see how it all looks in Mexico.
Catedral de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe
Address: 2da 7982, Zona Centro, 22000 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
Have a great visit to Tijuana and create an awesome itinerary with all these attractions Tijuana, Mexico has to offer!
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