Tijuana is a border town on the Baja California Peninsula of Mexico that provides access for international crossings between the United States and Mexico. As a leading economic and industrial center for northwestern Mexico, the city maintains a global city status.The San Ysidro/Tijuana border crossing station is considered the WORLD’S BUSIEST PORT OF ENTRY and is just 20 miles south of San Diego.
Tijuana has long been a destination for those who enjoy watching the sport of bullfighting, with international expeditions scheduled throughout the year at venues such as Monumental Playas de Toros Tijuana. Revolution Avenue provides a chance to purchase handcrafted items, clothing, furniture and local foods, as well as visits to nightclubs and bars. You can get a taste of Tijuana’s artistic community at the Tijuana Cultural Center, with exhibits that include sculpture, paintings, and photography, as well as symphonies, operas, and ballets.
Baja California is home to numerous craft breweriess, with the majority of them located in Tijuana. Two Tijuana beer scenes are on the rise: Centro (the Downtown area, along and just off Avenida Revolucion) where you’ll find Norte Brewing Co, Baja Brew Labs, Azteca Craft Brewing, and Mamut’s original location. Then there are a dozen or so tasting rooms in Plaza Fiesta on Paseo de los Heroes in Zona Rio (Insurgente, Border Psycho, Silenus, Ludica, Mamut, and Fauna, among others). Most are open Tuesdays through Saturdays, and a select few on Sundays.
There’s a new nightlife, an exciting culinary scene, fantastic electronic music, incredible artists… Tijuana’s fine dining scene is drawing people from around the world. TJ is in the midst of a renaissance, lowercase “r.” Something by the people and for the people, this renaissance came at a time when Tijuana needed it more than ever. It helped boost the locals’ collective self-esteem, and made a new tourism model that’s more original and genuine than anything we’ve ever seen before.
In spring 2016, independent candidates are being allowed to run for office for the first time in the city’s 127-year history. More and more Californians are moving to Tijuana, working, living, and surfing in the surrounding areas… To be sure, Tijuana is blossoming, and it will be exciting to see where the city heads into the future.