The Best Tijuana Tours from San Diego

by Paul Joseph  |  Updated November 26, 2023

Tijuana’s reputation as a Prohibition-era party town attracts large numbers of visitors from across the border in California who come to experience the city’s unique atmosphere.


Perched on the American side of the US border with Mexico, just 20 miles north of Tijuana, is San Diego. Here you’ll find a wide range of tour companies that run trips to Tijuana throughout the year. If you’re staying in San Diego and are looking for a fun-packed excursion, we’ve picked out some of the best Tijuana tours from the city currently available.

Tijuana Local Walking Tour from San Diego

Ideal for those with limited time, this half-day guided walking tour invites you to explore the city of Tijuana on foot. Starting with an early afternoon departure from San Diego, you’ll make the 20-mile journey by road across the Mexico border to Tijuana. Here, in the company of your friendly and knowledgeable guide, you’ll traverse the iconic Avenida Revolucion, before passing by El Popo Market and Pasaje Rodriguez Art Alley where you’ll have the chance to grab something to eat and pick up souvenirs if you wish (own expense). The tour ends with a drop off on the Mexico side of the border near US customs. From $31 per person.

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Tijuana Mexico Coffee Shop hop from San Diego


Among coffee lovers Mexico has an almost religious significance, with the nation widely known as one of the greatest coffee producers in the world. Visitors keen to discover Mexico’s acclaimed coffee scene can do so by joining this 5-hour guided tour in Tijuana. Starting with an afternoon departure from San Diego, you’ll arrive in Tijuana by car before taking to the city streets on foot, stopping in different coffee shops to try the home produce as your guide talks you through the history of coffee in Mexico and the different varieties of coffee beans available. There’ll also be a stop for brunch to refuel. The tour ends with a drop-off back in San Diego. From $94 per person.

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Tijuana Food Tasting Day Tour from San Diego


Tijuana’s reputation for food is legendary and nowhere will you find better grub than on the city’s streets themselves. After being picked up in San Diego and taken to Tijuana, you’ll be led by a friendly and highly knowledgeable local guide on a fabulous culinary tour, introducing you to the very best food that Tijuana has to offer. During the tour you’ll visit some of the city’s finest foodie hot spots where you’ll get to enjoy an array of food tastings, as well as drinks. The price of the tour includes all food samples and drinks (including water) and transportation. From $170 per person.

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