Whether driving back into the U.S. or walking back across the border you will be asked for ID. Make sure you don’t forget your passport-if you aren’t a U.S. citizen-or your driver license because the authorities will ask you about your citizenship when you cross back from Mexico. If you don’t have a passport bring Valid U.S. ID and a birth certificate.
Bring your camera, but don’t bring all of your expensive camera equipment. Keep it simple.
The weather can get hot in Tijuana, but bring a sweater or light jacket for cool days or nights, especially in the winter. Sun glasses highly recommended. Comfortable footwear… Lots of walking.
If you can bring some water with you. Whatever you decide to buy in Tijuana, you’ll have to carry it back across the border. Plan ahead and bring a backpack or bag to carry souvenirs. Remember that you can only cross 1 liter of alcohol, no fruits or vengetables, no drugs or wapons. for more info please visit CBP Site
We highly advise you stay out of trouble in Tijuana. If you get into an argument with a local or another tourist just walk away from it. The last thing you want is to spend time in a Mexican jail. Don’t do anything you wouldn’t do in your country.
From 1919 to 1933, when drinking, casinos, and horse races were illegal in California,Tijuana facilitated California’s “Itchy weekend fix” . The city’s legendary resort and casino, Agua Caliente, was built, and visited by Hollywood stars and mobsters, like Al Capone as solution to supply California’s demand. Because, there ain’t no party like an Al Capone party!
Tijuana is no more dangerous than Detroit, Baltimore, or New Orleans. The biggest thing you have to worry about in Tijuana is being in the wrong place at the wrong time, don’t do anything you wouldn’t do back home and the locals will treat you like a compadre.
Don’t drink in the street. Don’t ask strangers where you can score some blow. Don’t buy pills you don’t need at pharmacies. Don’t pee in the street. Sorry to kill your whole trip itinerary, but this is how you’ll get yourself into unnecessary trouble.
Tijuana has plenty to offer to that handlebar mustache, fedora/suspender wearing, Craft beer drinking, vinyl collecting pretty little face of yours. Pasaje Rodriguez and Gómez are cultural hubs in downtown Tijuana “El Centro”. “La plaza”offers more than 10 local craft breweries and more than 20 different bars, all under one drunkenly available and convenient location. El Tinieblo, Moustache Bar, and La Mezcalera are all great options. La Mezcalera has fifteen or more styles of mezcal, most of it flavored with fruits like passionfruit or stuff like caramel, which is really good on the rocks.
Everybody agrees that the Caesar Salad was invented at the still-standing Caesar’s Restaurant in 1924. They’ll make the dressing for you at your table, which is sweet, bitter, and delicious. World wide recognition of an iconic gastronomic staple that you can, and must try!