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1. Posted by jadeverell (Respected Member 255 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!


In 5 months time i will be visiting the west coast of america for 9/10 days.
Flying into San Fran, spend 3 days there, then get the bus down to LA for 2 days and then onto San Diego where I want to spend 4 days.

I quite like the idea of doing a day trip into Mexico doing a tour like -

I was just wondering which area of Mexico I should visit and if one is nicer than another? I think the choice is between Rosarito Beach / Tijuana / Ensenada


2. Posted by kevandshan (Full Member 142 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Mexico can be fun...especially if you like a drink!
The further south you go....the better.
TJ, being at the border, is full of people. Rosarito gets better and is only 20mins further. Ensanada is my fav spot. Still pubs like Papas & Beer but I think you its more authentic??? I don't know...what ever the budget allows for I guess??? But if anything, try and at least get to Rosarito, Ensanada is like 2hrs drive

3. Posted by Calcruzer (Travel Guru 2003 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

kevandshan has it exactly right--the farther south the better--but it's only about 30 minutes south to Rosarita Beach and 2 to 3 hours to Ensenada so this needs to be considered--but don't spend all your time in Tijuana unless you like an overcrowded big city.


4. Posted by jojo1982 (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I did a similar trip and spend 2 days in Mexico Ensenada. Quite nice place. It has good fishing, rourst friendly attractions, and is ideal for those who want to go a little further south. Tijuana is attractive to me. However, I haven't been there before. jadeverell, if you are going to Tijuana in July, we may tour together. But I don't know sandiegotours is good or not. I may prefer tours4fun, because our Ensenada tour guild last time is so cute! HAHA

5. Posted by Calcruzer (Travel Guru 2003 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Forgot to mention--the FOX Studios Mexico is located at the south end of Rosarita Beach. It's where they film movies that need to look they are on the sea--like "Titanic" and "Master and Commander". There's also a small amusement park there that has attractions like indoor scenes from "Titanic"--including all the fancy sets--inside the dining room, inside a bedroom, and even one that is an outside set (showing a deck of the ship). It's worth a quick trip--and besides, you might see some of the movie stars filming there.