UPCOMING TREKS

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TIX lucha libre may 29 2015

LUCHA LIBRE RINGSIDE IN TIJUANA | 7 PM FRIDAY MAY 29 | $35-$50

Masked men in stretchy pants throwing down body slams, somersaults, backflips and trash talk en español could only mean one thing. Así es, ¡lucha libre! Mexican wrestling differs little from its American counterpart, technically speaking. Best two out of three wins. But the camp, action, drama, color, acrobatics and sporadic pyrotechnics make it nothing short of a living, breathing comic book.

Tickets include transport from the border to Tijuana’s Auditorio Municipal, entrance to the match, en-route libations and a lucha libre souvenir so sweet you’ll probably pass it on to the grandkids.

The group meets in San Ysidro at 7 p.m., with an estimated return to the border at 12 a.m.

RINGSIDE TICKETS ($50).
GENERAL SEATING TICKETS ($35).

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VERGEL

TIJUANA WATERPARK | 11 AM SAT. MAY 30, SUN. JUNE 28, SAT. JULY 25 | $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.

MAY 30 TICKETS.
JUNE 28 TICKETS.
JULY 25 TICKETS.

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TIX BASEBALL JUNE 2015

TIJUANA TOROS BASEBALL | 3 PM SATURDAY JUNE 6 | $25

A cornrowed Kenny Powers is about the only sideshow missing from this dose of major league Mexican baseball (dancing bull-chicken-ape mascot trio and cheerleaders aside). Grab your mitt and Big Chew and join Turista Libre in cheering on the Tijuana Toros as they take on the Laguna Vaqueros at Estadio Gasmart, a 16,000-capacity ballpark that underwent a nearly $2 million renovation in 2013.

Tickets include roundtrip border transport, en-route libations and tickets to the game.

The group meets in San Ysidro at 3 p.m., with an estimated return to the border at 10 p.m.

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BEER JUNE 2015

TIJUANA BREWERY HOP | 1 PM SATURDAY JUNE 13 | $55

Turista Libre raises its glass to Tijuana's artisan beer scene, with a visit to three local breweries that are on the rise – Insurgente, Monastika and Mamut – plus a taco stop or two.

Tickets include roundtrip border transportation, tastings at each brewery and a limited-edition Insurgente taster glass.

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 MONA new

TIJUANA BARBECUE AT LA MONA | 1 PM SATURDAY JUNE 20 | $45

To celebrate its centennial birthday in 1989, one Tijuana man decided to bestow upon the city the biggest gift it had ever received, literally: 19 tons of concrete handmixed to form a 50-foot gargantuan ode to the most beautiful woman he’d ever known.

More than two decades years later, Armando Muñoz Garcia’s “Tijuana III Milenio” — better known among locals as “La Mona” — continues to reign as one of the borderland’s most iconic pieces of architecture.

Join Turista Libre as we fire up the grill alongside Muñoz at the bodacious babe’s feet for an utmost Mexican barbecue, complete with a selection of locally brewed craft beer and muy bailable tunes by Tijuana DJ Chica Cometa.

Tickets include roundtrip border transportation, food, drink and pachanga galore.

The group meets in San Ysidro at 1 p.m., with an expected return to the border at 7 p.m.

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tix street eats june 2015

TIJUANA STREET EATS | 1 PM SATURDAY JUNE 27 | $45

Tacos. Tostadas. Tortas. The three T’s of Mexican street eats that easily warrant skipping breakfast without a second thought. Join Turista Libre for a trek to the edges of Tijuana in search of the city's most authentic, incomparable incarnations of this superstar culinary trio.

Tickets include roundtrip border transportation, courses at each restaurant and dessert at an artisan ice cream parlor with more than 80 flavors.

The group meets in San Ysidro at 1 p.m., with an estimated return to the border at 7 p.m.

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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 80 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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