One of the great things about Baja is how many different destination options visitors have, even if they can only spend one day south of the border.
Some of Baja's best tourist destinations are close to the border, and most of them can be enjoyed on an easy one day trip into the Baja.
Of course part of the formula depends on how much driving a person wants to do. For those who really like to drive, a normal two day destination might be possible in one day. The destinations below are all within 80 miles of the border.
The easiest one day destination in Baja! In fact, the fun stuff in Tijuana is so close to the border that many Baja travelers don't even bother to drive across the border. Walking to the main tourist zone is easy, and walking across the border and grabbing a quick taxi is even easier.
Most of the things to do in Tijuana center around the 10 blocks of Avenida Revolucion. Options on this famous street include excellent shopping, unique dining, fun drinking, and all night dancing! Getting your picture taken with a striped donkey with a sombrero is optional, but tons of fun!
For more information drop by the TIJUANA section of Baja Expo.
Golf anyone? Real del Mar is less than 20 minutes from the border and a great place to practice putting, shoot 18 holes, or just enjoy a nice meal overlooking the greens and the ocean.
Getting married at Real del Mar is another option, and a chapel has been built for just such an occassion. The on-site hotel is first rate, offers affordable prices, and is a good venue for golfers or honeymooners. Those islands you see offshore are the Isla Coronados.
For more information drop by the REAL DEL MAR section of Baja Expo.
Rosarito Beach is all about fun! And almost all of the fun in this beachside community is at the very south end of town, close to and around the Rosarito Beach Hotel and the Festival Plaza Hotel. One of the great things about Rosarito Beach is that it is less than 25 minutes from the US border.
The Rosarito Beach Hotel is always a good place to start the festivities. Guests can enjoy a big beach, watersports, two pools, several restaurants, shopping and a first class Spa. And within walking distance to the hotel are plenty of additonal restaurants, shops, recreational options and drinking establishments. If you like to stay up late and dance, you'll love nearby 'Papa's and Beer', one of the largest beachfront bars in Mexico!
For more information drop by the ROSARITO BEACH section of Baja Expo.
Fox Studios Baja is a great place to spend a couple of hours and learn more about the picture business, just 5 minutes south of Rosarito Beach. Home of the blockbuster moveie 'Titanic', this movie set is located right on the ocean and features one of the largest sets for shooting ocean/water scenes in the world.
Directly next door to the studios is the small fishing community ot Potpola. This is a relaxing place to order up a hot fish taco, a cold beer, and to enjoy the ocean views and watch the people of the village go about their daily routine.
For more information drop by the FOX STUDIOS BAJA section of Baja Expo.
If you are one of those people who enjoys a good lobster dinner, but hates the ideas of reaching deep for the experience, Puerto Nuevo is the place for you. This oceanside village has over two dozen restaurants and they all specialize in the same thing...lobster!
Trying to find the best place to eat in Puerto Nuevo is more about finding the right atmosphere than finding the right lobster. While prices vary a bit from restaurant to restaurant, the lobter is about the same in most of the village restaurants. Carlos Fiesta likes the spectacular ocean views from Ortega's Place, located in the southwest corner of the village.
For more information drop by the PUERTO NUEVO section of Baja Expo.
Located 70 miles south of the border on the Pacific Ocean, Ensenada is the second largest west coast city in Baja California. Although it is a real Mexican city with hundreds of thousands of local citizens, Ensenada offers plenty for visitors with an agenda for fun.
Some of the fun thigs to do in Ensenada include shopping the dozens of shops on Avenida Lopez Mateos, dining and drinking at the many quaint restaurants and bars (including famous Hussong's Cantina), checking out the daily catch at the oceanfront fish market, and walking along the harborfront Malecon at the Marina.
For more information drop by the ENSENADA section of Baja Expo.
There are plenry of areas in Baja where you might feel like just one more tourist. However, Baja aficianados looking to get away from the crowds and enjoy a slower pace are rarely disappointed by a day trip to Estero Beach. It's a 15 minute drive south of Ensenada and world's away from any typical tourist zone.
Ground Zero for Estero Beach is the Estero Beach Hotel. Located right on the estero (estuary), this famous resort offers great views of the ocean and nearby hills from the hotel rooms, restaurant, bar and oceanside walk. The estero is a great place for watersports, including kayaks and wave runners. The sandy beach to the north of the hotel runs all the way up to the base of the Ensenada Harbor.
For more information drop by the ESTERO BEACH section of Baja Expo.
"The Blow Hole" is one of Baja's most famous natural tourist destinations. Located about 30 minutes south of Ensenada off of a quaint two lane road, La Bufadora is an area where incoming ocean swells are forced into a narrow set of rocks, forcing a huge spray into the air every minute or two.
Half of the fun of going to La Bufadora is the walk from the parking area through the corridor of shops that lead to the viewing area. The number of items for sale in these small shops is almost endless, and if you aren't offered a free churro as you walk down the road...Carlos Fiesta will buy you one.
For more information drop by the LA BUFADORA section of Baja Expo.
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