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tix valle july 2015

VALLE DE GUADALUPE WINERY HOP | 10 AM SATURDAY JULY 11 | $150

Eighty miles from San Diego lies the Valle de Guadalupe wine country, a cluster of some 130 vineyards scattered between the hills between Ensenada and Tecate. Often referred to as the Napa of Mexico, it's increasingly perking the curiosity of oenophiles from near and far. Also on the itinerary is a stop at a shop specializing in locally harvested olive oil, jam, cheese, bread and more. Given the distance and rural terrain, we'll be forgoing our usual mode of transport for a van with room for 15.

Tickets include roundtrip border transportation, tastings at three wineries and dinner.

The group meets in San Ysidro at 10 a.m., with an estimated return to the border at 9 p.m.

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VERGEL

TIJUANA WATERPARK | 11 AM SAT JUL 25, SUN AUG 30 | $30

Waterslides that should probably require helmets but everyone rides face first anyway. Big-ass beers rimmed with chile and chamoy. Tambora bands, corn on the cob on the grill, Tecate eagle fake tattoos, a Tarzan rope. Everyone says Disneyland is the happiest place on earth. But they’re wrong. Welcome to El Vergel, Baja California’s largest waterpark.

Tickets include roundtrip border transportation, park admission, en-route libations and complimentary artillery for the en-route watergun fight.

The group meets in San Ysidro at 11 a.m., with an estimated return to the border at 6 p.m.

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TIX MONUMENTS JULY 2015

TIJUANA MEGA MONUMENTS | 10 AM SUNDAY JULY 26 | $40

Join Turista Libre for an afternoon of photo opps with the city's stationary giants, statues that most locals know from afar but few have actually stopped to take in: Padre Kino, Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma, Abraham Lincoln, Armando Muñoz's Tijuana Milenio III (better known as La Mona), Tijuana's take on Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer and more.

Tickets include roundtrip border transportation, en-route libations and lunch alongside Jesus at San Martin de Porres' parish fondita.

The group meets in San Ysidro at 11 a.m., with an estimated return to the border at 5 p.m.

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TIX street art aug 2015

TIJUANA STREET ART TREK | 1 PM SATURDAY AUGUST 1 | $40

Get up-close and personal with the borderland’s sprawling urban canvas with one of the city’s star grafitti artists, Panca, whose work has gone from underpasses and alleyways around Tijuana to San Diego Art Institute and Wallpaper Magazine. She’ll join us for a lap of her murals around the city, followed by an exhibit alongside the border fence at Out Here Gallery in Colonia Federal.

Tickets include roundtrip border transport, lunch at one of the city’s star taquerias and en-route libations.

The group meets in San Ysidro at 1 p.m., with an estimated return to the border at 8 p.m.

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TIX MARKETS AUG 2015

TIJUANA MARKET HOP | 10 AM SUNDAY AUGUST 2 | $25

On Sundays the hilltop streets of Tijuana are filled by swapmeets so massive – blocks and blocks of vendors selling mountains of the most random secondhand loot – they make Kobey’s look like a 7-Eleven. Even if you make your way out of the bargain bin maze without dropping a single peso, you’ll walk away having lived an essential Mexican experience: the mercado.

We'll do stops at the Tijuana's longest-running flea market as well as the Mercado de Artesanías, followed by a visit to Mercado Miguel Hidalgo, the city's oldest open-air market in Zona Rio.

Tickets include roundtrip border transport and complimentary pan dulce and coffee upon arrival.

The group meets in San Ysidro at 10 a.m., with an estimated return to the border at 4 p.m.

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TIX beer aug 2015

TIJUANA BREWERY HOP | 1 PM SATURDAY AUGUST 22 | $55

Join Turista Libre in raising a glass to Tijuana's artisan beer scene, with a visit to three local craft brewers that are on the rise. Also on the itinerary are a taco stop or two.

Tickets include roundtrip border transportation and tastings at each brewery.

The group meets in San Ysidro at 1 p.m., with an estimated return to the border at 8 p.m.

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