While Tex-Mex cuisine can be divine when prepared properly, too many Americans consider that to be traditional Mexican fare. However, real Mexican food includes regional ingredients and international influence. Nowhere is that on display more than in between the tortillas of Tijuana street fare. Not fully Mexican—and not at all American—Tijuana cuisine is as much Spanish, Italian, Chinese, and Japanese as it is anything else.
If you are planning on taking a gastronomical getaway to Baja California Norte, a cheap hotel in Tijuana makes an ideal home base. Not only will you get to experience the tastes of Tijuana, you are a short drive from San Diego to the north, as well as the beach resorts in Rosarito and Ensenada to the south. And while each area has something to offer, hotels in Tijuana near the border are central to it all. If you are thinking about getting to know the Baja California Norte region, trust your trip to Travelocity.
If you are an architecture aficionado, in search of the city’s most beautiful buildings and historic structures, Tijuana definitely delivers on that front. The classic soaring clock towers of Catedral de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, first inaugurated in 1902, reach for the clear blue skies, while the neoclassical El Foro Antiguo Palacio Jai Alai was built in the Spanish Basque tradition. Duck into an art gallery or a cozy bookstore along nearby Pasaje Rodriguez, an up-and coming arts district downtown, or let the sounds of music guide you into one of the bars and clubs along Calle 6. Enjoy a personalized song from the mariachis in Plaza Santa Cecilia.
For an upscale experience, Tijuana hotels near the Zona Río are sure to satisfy. Immerse yourself in local sculpture and painting at the Tijuana Cultural Center, then return in the evening for a music or dance performance. Trace the history of the area all the way back to prehistoric times at the Museum of the Californias and wander Plaza Fiesta in search of the city’s best taqueria. You will never want for incredible experiences and amazing culture in this lively city.
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