Tijuana, the first Mexican city you cross as your are entering Mexico is a mix of good and bad. Let’s focus on the good. Thanks to Javier Plascencia, the food scene is growing and being recognized worldwide. From typical street food to the more upscale Baja Med cuisine, you can find almost anything your tongue desires.
Apart from food, the nightlife is fun and cheaper than what’s available in San Diego. There are countless bars and clubs which fill up every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. The drinks are good and the party is late, much later than San Diego. Security is not an issue, one can go out at the Sexta or in the new Plaza Paseo Chapultepec without problem (it’s still safe to be cautious!)
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The sports teams are a fun thing to check out. The Xolos (like “cholos” an Aztec fighting dog) were Mexico’s title winners last year, this year has been a little harder but the games are still fun and the ambiance is typical of a South American soccer crowd. The baseball team, the Toros, have just started playing again and their new stadium is very nice. Last season, the tickets were 50 pesos (less than 5 dollars!) and all is very safe.
José Galicot has been trying to change the image of Tijuana by creating Tijuana Innovadora and Entijuanarte. Both are events that happen every two years, Tijuana Innovadora was in 2012 and 2014 and Entijuanarte 2011 and 2013. Both are great events with promote activity within and outside the community. They are meant to change foreigners’ image of this city. At last year’s Tijuana Innovadora, Blake Mycoskie of Toms and Steve Wozniack of Apple were a few of the invited speakers.
As you can see, Tijuana is an interesting city with lots going on. If you live in San Diego, make sure you come south to check it out!