The_Many_Wonders_Of_Tijuana

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The Many Wonders Of Tijuana

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Tijuana…the mere mention of the word conjures up images of   a sultry
afternoon spent relaxing under the shade with a cold drink   in hand or
strolling leisurely along the brightly colored avenidas in   search of a
memento of your trip to take home with you. While you will   certainly find
many opportunities to do those things in Tijuana, there is   so much more
that the city has to offer.

Located on the U.S.-Mexican border right next to San Diego County in
California, Tijuana is vi...


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tijuana, baja california, mexico


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Tijuana…the mere mention of the word conjures up images of   a sultry
afternoon spent relaxing under the shade with a cold drink   in hand or
strolling leisurely along the brightly colored avenidas in   search of a
memento of your trip to take home with you. While you will   certainly find
many opportunities to do those things in Tijuana, there is   so much more
that the city has to offer.

Located on the U.S.-Mexican border right next to San Diego County in
California, Tijuana is visited by countless thousands of tourists every
year, not just from the U.S. but from other countries as well. This has
given the city the reputation of being the “Most visited city in the
world”, a distinction that is the source of no small amount of pride.

In many ways, Tijuana serves as the gateway into Mexico from the United
States. This is reflected in the city’s motto, “Aquí empieza la patria”,
which when translated means “The homeland starts here”.

While there is certainly no shortage of fun and leisure activities that
you can partake of in the city, some people may be surprised to find that
Tijuana is actually gifted with a rich and varied cultural heritage that
often takes a back seat to its more tourist-oriented features. The city
is in fact home to a flourishing arts and entertainment scene, with many
world-renowned galleries, museums and cultural centers that feature works
from both local and international artists and performers. Among these are
the Tijuana Cultural Center, the Museum of the Californias, Municipal
Institute of Art and Culture, the Tijuana Wax Museum and the Trompo
Museum. The Tijuana Cultural Center is a particularly highly regarded
cultural center in the city, having hosted the Orchestra of Baja
California since 1992, and serving as the headquarters of both the Center
of Scenic Arts of the Northwest and the Hispanic-American Center for
Guitar.
Of course many people come to the Tijuana for fun, and naturally the city
has plenty to offer in that area as well. The Avenida Revolución or
Revolution Avenue is the place to be in that respect, and it is where you
will find virtually everything that you came to Tijuana for. Food
establishments abound and anything that you could possible want–from
international cuisine to a host of flavors from many different countries–
can be had. Of course, you would be missing out if you didn’t at least
try some of the local cuisine and this is the best place to get it.

The Avenida Revolución is also the place to go for that all-important
shopping spree. Leather goods, jewelry, perfumes, cigars and tobacco
products, and of course, genuine handmade Mexican handicrafts…they’re all
here and at amazingly low prices.

Now if you can have this much fun visiting   Tijuana for a few days,
imagine living here for an extended period   of time…or even retiring here.
With the ever-rising prices of real estate   in the U.S. and everything
that Tijuana has to offer, it’s a prospect   that just may be worth a
closer look.

				
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