Get a taste for the flavors and cultures of Mexico on this 10-hour day trip to Tijuana from Los Angeles, offering several hours to explore this fascinating city at your leisure. With the Mexican border less than 4 hours away, this is great chance to absorb the delicious food, fascinating culture and many shopping bargains available in Tijuana.
Start your Tijuana excursion from Grauman's Chinese Theater at 8:30am, or with a pickup at select hotels in Los Angeles (check with your tour operator for available properties). Please note that hotel pickups begin 30 to 60 minutes prior to the departure time. Continue for two to three hours down the California coast, heading for Mexico. Along the way, your driver will share tips on the best shopping spots, offer information about the layout of downtown Tijuana and give you some pointers to ensure a safe experience visiting this much-loved day trip destination.
Arrive at the border and follow your driver for the quick walk over to Tijuana, where you'll board a second bus for a 10-minute ride to Avenida Revolucion. After arriving downtown, you'll have four hours to discover the city at your own pace. Avenida Revolucion is known for its wealth of retailers and boutiques, offering everything from leather goods to jewelry and fashion. Make a few bargains, then grab yourself a bite to eat. Whatever your price level, there's some delicious cuisine waiting for you, covering everything from tacos to high-end eateries. If you wish, you'll also have time to check out the downtown bullring as well as the Tijuana Cultural Center.
At the end of your time in Tijuana, head back across the border to your bus for the ride back to your original depature point in Los Angeles.