Top things to do in Northern Baja

Top Choice Craft Beer in Tijuana

Plaza Fiesta

Step into what seems like an aging shopping mall, to some gritty alleyways that, behold, house the heart of Tijuana's craft-beer scene as well as a slew of mezcal and sports bars and hopping clubs. Our favorite beer…
Top Choice Mexican in Tijuana


With sunsets and sea creatures painted on the walls, and ferns, cacti, driftwood and fairy lights throughout, this indoor warehouse restaurant feels like a magical outdoor space. The food is even better, with genero…
Top Choice Tacos in Ensenada

La Guerrerense

Sabina Bandera’s award-winning seafood stand dates from the 1960s and attracts long lines with its outstanding seafood tacos, juicy ceviche (seafood marinated in lime juice) and tostadas (deep-fried tortillas). Ther…
Top Choice Californian in Ruta del Vino & Valle de Guadalupe


Good luck not having fun at this warm-hued, adobe-walled, gravel-floored restaurant with the grill as aflame as the wine-drinking diners' spirits. Run by Michelin-starred chef Drew Deckman, it has hearty dishes like…
Top Choice Cantina in Ensenada

Hussong’s Cantina

The oldest and perhaps liveliest cantina in the Californias has been serving tequila since 1892. A Friday or Saturday night will be packed with locals, a sprinkling of tourists and touting mariachis. The history is …
Top Choice Tacos in Playas de Rosarito

Tacos El Yaqui

This delicious taco stand with an outdoor grill is so popular that it often closes early when the ingredients run out. Get in line before 4pm if you don’t want to risk missing out.
Top Choice Historic Building in Ensenada

Riviera del Pacífico

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

Pasaje Rodríguez

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, Oaxacan food stalls, locally made fashion, …
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…