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Take a day trip south of the border for some authentic Mexican food, shopping and culture on this 10-hour Los Angeles to Tijuana day trip. Travel by coach on a scenic trip from L.A. along the coast to the Mexican border. Then enjoy a fun-filled day exploring this unique city on your own. Browse the city's main retail outposts for leather goods, clothing and jewelry. When you get hungry, grab some delicious tacos on the street, or stop by a restaurant for high-end Mexican cuisine. The choice is up to you. At the end of the day you'll cross the border and enjoy a relaxing ride back to Los Angeles.


  • Shopping day trip from Los Angeles to Tijuana
  • Convenient complimentary pickup and return from select Los Angeles hotels
  • Travel in luxury and style in an air-conditioned motor coach
  • Your driver will provide tips on the best Tijuana shopping and dining options
  • Find the best bargains on leather goods, clothing and jewelry
  • Dine on authentic street food or at high-end Tijuana restaurants – the choice is yours!

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What You Can Expect

Independent Day Trip to Tijuana from Los Angeles

Independent Day Trip to Tijuana from Los Angeles

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.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

very good a will recommended to my friends


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Had a great day in Tijuana....even the wait crossing back over the boarder was worth it.

Vanessa L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

I highly recommend this day trip to Tijuana! It is a long day as it is a far drive from Hollywood but it was such a great experience. We had Craig as our tour guide and he is absolutely sensational! One of the best tour guides ever! He informed us of what to do and what not to eat, best places to eat and drink. The day trip was such a culture shock from crossing the border to eating all the cheap food and all the cheap drinks! Highly recommended!

Kim N Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Great day Craig our guide was fantastic well worth the visit

Juliana N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Fantastic tour. Fantastic tour guide Jose. Only difficulty was getting out of Mexico (long wait)!

Alan C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Tour guy was fantastic.. A must do..

rosemary e

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Jose was a great driver, very helpful getting in and out of Mexico, and knowledge if where 2 shop

Irene Lynette R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

We enjoyed our Tijuana day trip experience, however the traffic getting out of the city in the morning held us up and was so going....that's L.A. Renovations to the access crossing the boarder into Tijuana was a bit difficult for those with walking ability..a good walker, no problems. The buritto's were fantastic, and we enjoyed a mexican beer off the tap. Some enjoyed the shopping, we were there for the overall tourist experience. Our driver was very good although a bit of commentary would have been appreciated. We enjoyed sitting back and enjoying the scenery. Pick-up from the hotel was punctual and the ongoing coaches were organised quickly. We recommend....but don't complain!! Have a great day!!

Sarnie New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

Was a long day, but thoroughly enjoyed it. Jose, our driver, was fantastic!! He pointed out interesting spots on the trip to Tijuana and on arrival in Mexico he gave us clear instructions regarding where our pick up place and what our meeting time was. He got us there and back safely. Nothing was a bother. Never having been to Mexico before this trip was a great way to experience it. Highly recommend :-)

Nicole G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2012

Guide was amazing would not have been able to negotiate the boarder crossing with out him. Interesting visit

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