It is home to both an international airport and the busiest border crossing in the world, which helps make it one of Baja’s many leading hot spots for medical tourism.
The city’s size and position in the thriving border region have helped it develop all the offerings one would expect from a major global city, combined with international and uniquely Mexican flavors.
Tijuana long has been a food lovers paradise, from street vendors, to small cafes to grand restaurants featuring international cuisines (an Argentinian steakhouse, anyone?) as well as Mexican dishes.
For shoppers, the city’s Avenida Revolucion is perhaps the best known street, with great take in artisan shops, many of which also feature fine folkloric art along with jewelry, leather goods and other crafts.
Just a few steps from the Avenida Revolucion, you can find a variety of the delicious Mexican Candy, and also visit exhibitions of works by Mexican artists.
Feeling lucky? Tijuana has casinos and sport betting books in different parts of the city, plus dog races. The soccer team Xoloitzcuintles (Xolos) is based in Tijuana.
Fights still are held in the famed Bullring By The Sea.