Places to Go
Tijuana Cultural Center
Address:Paseo de los Héroes 9350 , esquina con Francisco Javier Mina, Col. Zona Urbana Río Tijuana, C.P. 22010, Tijuana, Baja California
The Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT) is a center of Mexico on the border, the most important in the northwest region, the only institution of the National Council for Culture and the Arts outside the capital. Since its foundation on October 20th, 1982, undertook the task to meet the artistic and cultural needs of the population through a set of services in different art forms and themes of contemporary culture. Located in one of the most modern urban areas of the city and five minutes from the border, the Tijuana Cultural Center has become the most recognized symbol that identifies Tijuana. The facility has an area of 3.5 hectares, and is visited by 1.5 million people annually, of which almost a third are children and in 2010 made more than 12 000 cultural activities. The Tijuana Cultural Center has become a symbol of Tijuana, possesses an exceptional infrastructure within the country: theater, IMAX Dome, video room, the main building –which houses the Museo de las Californias, a multipurpose room and children’s area called CECUTi–, a botanical garden, the Moon Forum, aquarium, the International Gallery The Cube, the Documentation Center for the Arts, the Carlos Monsivais Room, an esplanade of 5,700 square meters, coffee shop, a book store, a souvenir shop, among other venues. Various festivals are held each year, in disciplines such as: dance, theater, literature, folk traditions, concerts, visual arts exhibitions, conferences, IMAX films screenings, video screenings, and more; all these activities present an ample cultural and artistic offer.
Museo del Trompo
Address: Libramiento los Insurgentes s/n, Rio Tijuana 3ra. Etapa, 22226 Tijuana,
The ideal place to spend the day with family, as it has different exhibitions dedicated to the dissemination of science and technology instead. With a large number of rooms dedicated to different subjects (science, technology, experimentation, innovation), you will find a host of educational activities for the whole family regardless of age. You can also enjoy events, plays, concerts and other activities in their Audiorama.
Valle de Guadalupe
Barely an hour from the border near San Diego and minutes from the port city of Ensenada, Baja California’s dry and sunny Valle de Guadalupe is one of the most intriguing destinations for food and wine in North America right now. The region has been gaining gastronomic credibility for decades, but recently an impressive amount of new talent has been drawn here, and travelers willing to cross the border are rewarded with a booming array of must-try limited-release wines, some of the best olive oils in the New World, remarkable aged cheeses, and top-notch cooking at some of Latin America’s most-talked-about restaurants. Break away from your Southern California resort for a long lunch or settle in for a long weekend—there’s no right or wrong way to do it. Just get here, and soon
Puerto Nuevo, the self-described “Lobster Capital of Baja,” where you can choose from dozens of restaurants serving up langostas. Pan-fried lobsters. According to tradition, the lobsters are pan-fried in lard, so the meat stays soft and tender with beans, rice and homemade flour tortillas served on the side.Puerto Nuevo Baja was founded in 1956 with the opening of Puerto Nuevo II Restaurant, which is still one of the most popular restaurants in Puerto Nuevo. Today Puerto Nuevo is home to over 30 restaurants all serving the same thing. Almost a million lobsters are served in the Rosarito coastal area each year. “Puerto Nuevo-style” is now a world-famous synonym for the exquisite lobster offered in local restaurants. Mexico Lobster in Puerto Nuevo Baja California is a long-standing tradition for those visiting from the states. Puerto Nuevo Baja is a real favorite for San Diegan’s who can get there within 50 minutes from downtown. In Puerto Nuevo Mexico you can enjoy incredible ocean views in most of the restaurants, however make sure you don’t judge the restaurants by appearance alone, you might miss out. Puerto Nuevo is locally known as the “Lobster Village”. Puerto Nuevo is a great little village with plenty of little shops and arts and crafts stores