Top Choice Historic Building in Ensenada

Riviera del Pacífico

Opened in the early 1930s as Hotel Playa Ensenada, the extravagant Riviera del Pacífico, a Spanish-style former casino, is rumored to have been a regular haunt of Al Capone. It now houses the small Museo de Historia…
Top Choice Museum in Tijuana

Museo de las Californias

The Museo de las Californias chronicles the history of Baja California from prehistoric times to the present. The exhibit kicks off with replica cave paintings, then covers important historical milestones, illustrat…
National Park in Northern Baja

Parque Nacional Sierra San Pedro Mártir

Bobcats, deer and bighorn sheep await visitors to San Pedro Mártir national park, but its real claim to fame isn’t what’s on the ground but what’s in the air: this park is one of only six places in the world where t…
National Park in Northern Baja

Parque Nacional Constitución de 1857

At the end of a challenging unpaved 43km road out of Ojos Negros (east of Ensenada at Km 39 on Hwy 3), Parque Nacional Constitución de 1857 has beautiful conifers, fields of wildflowers and a sometimes-dry lake, Lag…
Landmark in Northern Baja

La Bufadora

La Bufadora is a popular ‘blowhole’ (really a notch in the rock that sprays waves upwards) 40km south of Ensenada. If conditions are right it sends a jet of water up to 30m into the sky, drenching cheering onlookers…
Museum in Ensenada

Museo del Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia

Built in 1886 and once the Aduana Marítima de Ensenada, the city's oldest public building now houses this historical and cultural museum. It has a relatively small but comprehensive collection of artifacts, and disc…
Arts Center in Tijuana

Pasaje Rodríguez

Once lined with souvenir shops, this atmospheric arty alley reflects TJ's growing urban art scene. The walls are painted with vibrant graffiti style murals – the perfect backdrop to the boho style cafes, music bars,…
Winery in Tijuana

Vinícola L.A. Cetto

Still operated by descendants of Italian immigrants who arrived in Baja in 1926, this winery offers tours and tasting. L.A. Cetto produces a range of tasty varietals, as well as sparkling wines and a decent brandy.
Gardens in Tijuana

Parque Morelos

Parque Morelos is an ecological reserve and the largest park in Tijuana. Bring the kids and enjoy the spacious recreation areas, pool, lake, botanical garden, playground, BBQ areas and snack bar.
Cultural Center in Ruta del Vino & Valle de Guadalupe

Instituto de Cultura de Baja California

The Instituto de Cultura de Baja California, on the southern side of Parque Hidalgo, has art exhibits, films and other cultural events. It's a source of local pride and well worth a peek.