Palm-studded and immensely popular, Tijuana is the tourist portal between San Diego in the United States and Northwestern Mexico. As the most visited border city in the world, Tijuana mingles elements of its Mexican culture with American influence. Straddling the Peninsula of Baja California, the city is known for its sprawling estates, the mix of poor and rich, and tourist-aimed shopping. Hotels in Tijuana range from the lowest budget inns in the central district, to the more upscale selections, boasting bars, lounges, pools, and prestigious golf clubs.
The recently constructed Tijuana Convention Center offers local business meeting opportunities, while larger events usually rely on neighboring San Diego's heftier venues.
There are a number of choices for tasty Mexican food, including restaurants with musicians often performing around your table, beloved taco stands and street vendors crafting delicious foods for your midday enjoyment, and incredible fine dining offering Aztec recipes.
The Tijuana Cultural Center boasts cultural and historical exhibitions that chronicle the history of the Baja Peninsula and contemporary movements, including IMAX films in the unmistakable dome movie theater, live performances in theater, music, and dance, as well as gallery exhibitions of art.
Avenida Revolucion is the most popular boulevard for tourist shopping, offering a gamut of jewelry stores, smoke shop, and craft boutiques, while El Popo Mexican Market offers a more authentic and local experience.
Tijuana is very passionate about soccer, with the Xolos team frequently playing at the Estadio Caliente, with several additional leagues formed in American football, basketball, and baseball.