Top 10 best places to visit in Tijuana, according to Tripadvisor

If you visit this city, you cannot miss these experiences

Tijuana has always been characterized for being a touristic city that welcomes visitors with open arms. Being the corner of Latin America and the place where the nation begins, this city has numerous attractions that range from its rich gastronomy, including the best tacos in the world, to cultural sites that enhance their environment.

Here are the top 10 best places to visit in Tijuana, according to Tripadvisor.


Centro Cultural Tijuana leads this list, as it is the city's most emblematic place. The museum has showrooms where the most important concerts and national and international plays take place. El Cubo, which accommodates several talented artistic exhibitions, is located in these facilities. Other attractions are the aquarium and Museo de las Californias where you can learn all about the history of this peninsula. The main attraction is the IMAX dome, inside the "ball", where visitors can watch documentaries on a giant 180 degree screen.

2. Playas de Tijuana

This relaxing spot is perfect to watch the ocean, do exercises, and connect with nature. You can also walk down the pier and visit coffee shops and restaurants. Walking your dog and spending a day with your family is part of what makes this a unique experience.

3. Avenida Revolución

Tijuana's most popular street is, without a doubt, Avenida Revolución. Here you'll find cultural corridors, handicraft markets, endless restaurants such as the famous Caesar's where the famous Caesar salad was invented, coffee shops, shops, hotels, bars, and a Walk of Fame where artists have imprinted their hands. One should also complement their visit and discover the true heart and essence of the city by eating the world's best tacos.

4. Plaza Río Tijuana

This is a classic mall where you can shop, eat, and entertain yourself. It is Plaza Río and it continues to be one of people's favorites. Here you'll find renowned boutiques, movie theaters, department stores, a supermarket, arcades, and restaurants for all tastes.

5. Estadio Caliente

If you love football, you cannot miss witnessing a Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente match at Caliente Stadium. Every tournament season, this stadium fills up with the biggest fans.

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6. Casino Hipódromo Agua Caliente

Founded in 1927 during the Prohibition Era in the United States, Casino Agua Caliente has a deep history. It was relocated from Lázaro Cardenas Federal High School, where historical traces such as the Minaret and a pool still remain, and now this racecourse is located at Bulevar Agua Caliente. It is one of the most important betting centers in Mexico. This racetrack continues to host races and its slots favor the luckiest ones.

7. Museo de la Lucha Libre Mexicana

This place, also known as Mullme, showcases a great private collection of more than 9000 items related to lucha libre, cartoons, toys, and popular culture. Here you will find masks, champion belts, hairpieces, comic books, figurines of the most popular luchadores such as El Santo, Blue Demon, Octagon, Tinieblas, and Rey Misterio, among others.

8. Mercado El Popo

This folkloric supermarket offers a great variety of handicrafts, Mexican products, fabrics, food, piñatas, souvenirs, and basic necessity items and it is located at Calle Segunda, Downtown Tijuana, in the corner of Santuario de La Virgen de Guadalupe. There are even many Tijuana natives who don't know of its existence.

9. Santuario de La Virgen de Guadalupe

This beautiful Catholic church holds mass for the city's worshippers. Touring it and admiring its architectural details is an experience, whether you are a believer or not. It is located at Calle Segunda (Benito Juárez) and its construction dates from the 1950s. It was declared a historic monument by INAH in 2012.

10. Plaza Santa Cecilia

Known as the touristic place in Tijuana that never sleeps, Plaza Santa Ceilia is the first spot that US visitors find when visiting Tijuana. Here you'll find restaurants of Mexican cuisine, bars, and handicraft shops with decorated surroundings. On the other hand, if you love mariachi, you'll be able to hire many bands and even see some regional dances.

Have you visited any of these places? Which one is your favorite? Share your experience in the comments!

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