SEPT. 5, 6, & 7, 2014
: For this 3 day event starting Friday, 9/5, we're throwing a variety show with our good friend and local promoter KPTN, then heading to the Valle de Gaudalupe for a tour of Baja Wine Country!
IS TIJUANA COOL?
Fuck yeah. While American tourism lapsed, Tijuana culture and nightlife (for locals, by locals) flourished. Now downtown TJ has a bunch of really fun bars, great food, and an arts & culture scene that's cooler than whatever's happening in San Diego right now. Sunset
mag and the NY Times
DO YOU NEED A PASSPORT?
Yes. (Evidently you can return to California with a state-issued ID, but Homeland Security will be a lot nicer to you if you have your passport.)
HOW LONG'S THAT BORDER WAIT THOUGH?
From San Ysidro, CA
- Crossing into Mexico via San Ysidro is easy & quick, especially if you park your car at the border and walk over (we recommend this lot
), or take the trolley from San Diego. You can also drive your own car across (get insurance
, it's cheap).
Depending on interest, carpooling is also an option. (Send us an email if you're a willing driver.) We can rent a van or two if there's enough interest.DO YOU WANT TO CROSS THE BORDER IN A VAN WITH YOUR NEW FRIENDS? Yes / Maybe / No
From Tecate, Mexico
- The wait at the border is much shorter in Tecate, but it can still take up to to 2 hours. Get real time updates on border cross wait times here
& DO NOT FORGET your passport.
DAY 1: EL SHOW DE LA VARIEDAD
, TIJUANA CENTRO
El Show de La Variedad is a free international music fest in Tijuana, Mexico, showcasing bands, DJs, and comedy from Northern Baja California
& Southern Alta California. (We're a pan-Californianist party.)WHERE TO STAY IN TIJUANA SEPT. 5
: Book your room at the Hotel Ticuán
, 2 blocks from the venue in downtown TJ. We'll leave from there together around 11 am on Saturday. DAY 2: BEACH DAY & WINE COUNTRY
, BAJA COAST & VALLE DE GUADALUPE
We'll recover from our Friday night with Ensenada style fish tacos, ceviche, and beach time on Saturday, before heading inland to wine country. WHERE TO STAY IN THE VALLE DE GUADALUPE SEPT. 6:
Depending on interest, we'll stay in either small hotels or rent a house all together. If you want to be included in our AirBNB set up, sign up to reserve your spot. DO YOU WANT TO STAY IN A HOUSE WITH THE GROUP? Yes / Maybe / No
DAY 3: CROSSING THE TECATE BORDER, WITH SNACKS
We'll eat rustic Baja Mexican (like incredible carne asada) on the way to the border crossing in Tecate, Mexico, 45 minutes east of Tijuana. (People without passports are encouraged to cross on foot via Tijuana-San Ysidro.)