Tijuana is one of the most important cities in Mexico. The large number of tourists from the United States stands out among its visitors, who along with the great amount of tourists coming from every corner of the Earth, are responsible for the city's variety of tourists, recreational and commercial offers. This peculiar city is known as having "the busiest border in the world" and invites you to enjoy and discover a wide array of attractions and activities.
Tijuana is an extraordinary place where different cultures are blended to create a unique atmosphere rich in history, which features an amazing architecture (appreciated in constructions such as Tijuana 's Cathedral) and a population with an eclectic cultural background that provides the city with a cosmopolitan and versatile profile. Likewise, Tijuana has been linked with the United States ' economy, traditions and culture through San Diego , its neighbor city. That's why Tijuana offers the visitor the sensation to be immersed in two different cultures at the same time: the Mexican and the North American, and maybe it is on Revolucion Avenue, where the authentic Tijuana can be found, as well as the true embodiment of the hybrid lifestyle that resulted from the combination of these two cultures.Part of what makes Tijuana so fascinating is the fact that its inhabitants come from all parts of Mexico and bring the city a myriad of influences, cultures, flavors and unique character. Tijuana has much to offer visitors, as you’ll soon see.
The Ultimate Tijuana Walking Tour provides you with safe and enjoyable visits to some of the more interesting landmarks and experiences that can not be fully appreciated from a car or motor coach’s window. This safe and fully escorted tour is the perfect introduction for someone who wants to get the feel of the town and get into its spirit. We will walk the entire route, enjoy an authentic Mexican lunch at one of Tijuana’s most popular restaurants, enjoy fine wine tasting and shop at the local stores for beautiful arts and crafts on what is known as the most shopped street in North America, always teeming with treasures. Avenida Revolución is an eleven-block tourist Mecca that began as Tijuana’s main street over a century ago.
All cross streets in the tourist area have names but are also numbered 1 through 11, from north to south, to make it easier. The streets parallel to Avenida Revolución have names, too, but are also designated by the letters B to I, running from east to west. (Revolución would be A Street.)
HOW TO GET TO TIJUANA
From Old Town in San Diego to points south you can take the San Diego Trolley’s Blue Line to the southern most San Ysidro International Border station. From there you follow the crowd up a walkway over the I-5 Freeway to the pedestrian border crossing were you will be met by your tour guide. Others take San Diego Transit bus #905 or 932 to San Ysidro that has its final stop right by the gate to cross into Mexico were you will be greeted by your tour guide. If you’re a visitor to San Diego, the trolley is fun, picturesque and easy. For those who are driving, you will want to park at the parking lot at the last US exit wich is Camino de la Plaza at the end of the off ramp at the stop light to the right and then walk the short distance to the pedestrian crossing into Mexico. this parking lot is were your return bus will drop you off.
Once at the border, walk through the turnstiles and be greeted immediatly as you set one foot in Mexico by your proffesional tour guide. From there we will go straight to the end of the walkway. You may be asked questions by the Mexican Customs officials stationed there or have your bag checked, but remember that at this point you are already accompanied by your guide and you will have a distinct badge from Ultimate Baja Tours, identifying you as a member of a tour group. Remember that any type of drugs or weapons, including ammunition are forbiden in Mexico
The half-mile walk from the border to Avenida Revolución will be an interesting first leg of your tour. You will walk past Plaza Viva Tijuana shopping center, on your left, to the Walking Bridge over the Tijuana River. Take the time to admire the view of the gigantic Mexican flag as you cross the bridge.
Once on the other side, you’ll walk west, up First Street (1st) towards Avenida Revolución, passing a number of curio shops and the Tijuana Wax Museum on the way.
You’ll know you’re at the northern end of Avenida Revolución when you reach the Tijuana Arch and Monumental Clock.
On the tour you’ll visit some of Tijuana’s historacal landmarks as well as new ones just forming their history’s. All along Avenida Revolucion and surrounding blocks are unknown areas with rich historical value. Visit local markets not known to the tourist. Sample the foods and rich spice aromas exclusive to these hidden areas.