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Spend the day shopping for bargains and sightseeing south of the border during this 5-hour day trip to Tijuana from San Diego. Check out some of the city’s top sights, including its Old Bullring, Plaza Rio, Avenue of the Heroes and Tijuana Cultural Center. Then enjoy a Mexican taco snack and bargain for some souvenirs along Revolution Avenue (Avenida Revolución). Your Tijuana trip also includes round-trip air-conditioned transport from your San Diego hotel, guide and a snack.


  • Tijuana shopping and sightseeing trip from San Diego
  • Enjoy local and traditional Mexican cuisine
  • See points of interest such as Avenue of the Heroes and the Tijuana Cultural Center
  • Search for the best bargains and shopping around

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Get a little taste of Mexico on this afternoon excursion from San Diego. See some top Tijuana sights and get insider trips from your guide on where to find the best bargains!

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What You Can Expect

Tijuana City and Shopping Trip from San Diego

Tijuana City and Shopping Trip from San Diego

Feel worlds away from San Diego with just a short drive as you journey across the Mexican border into Tijuana for several hours of shopping and sightseeing. It’s the perfect chance to add some international culture, crafts and cuisine to your next San Diego visit.

Start your trip with an afternoon pickup from your San Diego hotel or Kettner Boulevard, continuing by air-conditioned coach across the Mexican border and into Tijuana. Once you arrive, continue to the city’s Cultural Center, featuring a range of art and rotating exhibitions on contemporary Mexican culture. Then head to the Zona Rio, a district that includes the giant Rio Mall and statues of famous Mexican figures like the Aztec King Cuahutemoc, along with American political leaders like Abraham Lincoln.

Head next to the now-demolished Tijuana Bullring and to see the Tijuana Water Tower. You may be getting hungry by this point, so help stave off your cravings you’ll make a stop to make your very own Mexican taco, filling a tasty tortilla a selection of meat, chicken and veggies, plus toppings including guacamole, cilantro, salsa and onion. Before concluding your excursion, make a stop at Avenida Revolución (Revolution Avenue) a street renowned for its shopping, so you can hunt for a few bargains.

Important Information:
U.S and Canadian Citizens must bring a passport for re-entry to the United States. Non-U.S. Citizens must also bring their passport. You may be required to show a I-94, Multiple Entry Visa or Resident Alien Card for re-entry to the United States. You must confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior to border crossing. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler.

Customer Reviews

Lizette D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Juan the tour guide was excellent, knows his way. It was a great and safe experience.

Gregory D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Juan is an amazing tour guide! We took relatives who live in San Diego with us and they could not believe how much they learned from Juan. Juan will take you to the safe and secure areas of Tijuana to the best deals in the city for things such as leather goods, liquor, restaurants, t-shirt shops etc. Juan will stay with your group and walk your from store to store or let you move on your own with his expert guidance of where to go and where not to go. Juan will also surprise you with his musical talents! Five Star tours provided excellent service, clean vehicles and prompt service, right on time! This tour is fun, a great value and if your lucky enough to get Juan, its a guranteed great time!

debra b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Juan was exceptional in coping with the traffic, the border crossings, the unknowns that crop up in life.
Highly recommend this escorted tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was a great way for my family to get a feel for Tijuana Mexico and what it has to offer. Our tour guide Juanito was wonderful. With him being a native of Tijuana I truly felt he gave us so much information that someone who is not from the area would not have. He took us us to a few of his favorite places where we purchased items and enjoyed the mexican cuisine. He was fun, friendly, informative and made us feel safe. I highly recommend this tour for first timers. We will be back for sure!

Susan F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent trip to Mexico with shopping, eating and drinking tequila!

Maria R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was great. Our guide was very knowledgeable in both Mexican and US information. I only wish we had more time for shopping since haggling is time consuming.

Heather R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

What a fantastic time was had by all!!! From the second we sat in the bus to until we got out of it at the end of the tour!!! ... And full credit goes to Juan our top notch amazing tour guide! We instantly felt like we had been friends forever and his sole focus was to give us the best experience!!

Sarah V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

The tour guide Theresa as great. She took us to a beach talked to us all the way and gave us lots of information.
The shopping was not great.
I wouldn't do it again , but I can say I have been to Mexico.

Andrea B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

I found the trip very interesting. Our tour guide who was from Tijuana was excellent. I was hassle free going in and out of Tijuana as our guide knew the protocols well. The shopping was good on the Avenue Revolution though you do get hassled by shopkeepers. I should add though they were always polite. There was no problem with feeling safe and there were plenty of police around. I did not go off the main strip and our guide advised us not too. For a taste of Mexico well worth it.

George E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Juan was a wonderful tour guide! He kept us interested and engaged the entire time and helped us to explore the city to the fullest! Would definitely recommend!

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