UPCOMING TREKS

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lucha aug 2014

LUCHA LIBRE RINGSIDE IN TIJUANA | 7 PM FRIDAY AUG. 22 | $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 roundtrip border transportation, 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 12:30 a.m.

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PANCA KANDINSKY

TIJUANA STREET ART TREK | 11 AM SATURDAY AUG. 30 | $40

Get as up-close as possible with the borderland's sprawling concrete canvas on the third installment of Turista Libre's series of Tijuana street art treks. Along for the ride will be two of the city's star muralists, Panca and Kandinksy, who'll lead us on a hunt for their most iconic works. This is a rare opportunity to not only meet the artists responsible for covering the city with inspiring imagery but to hear the story behind their pieces firsthand. Check out photos from our last street art trek with El Norteño and Glow here.

Tickets include roundtrip border transportation and en-route libations.

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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VERGEL

TIJUANA WATERPARK | 11 AM SATURDAY SEPT. 6 | $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 water gun fight on the bus.

Back again this summer: Turista Libre Frequent Slider fun passes! Buy three spots for the price of two, four spots for the price of three or five spots for $100. Share them with your friends or use them for yourself.

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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3 FOR 2 FUN PASS.

4 FOR 3 FUN PASS.
5 FOR $100 FUN PASS.

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BEER

TIJUANA CRAFT BREWERY HOP | 1 PM SATURDAY SEPT. 20 | $55

Turista Libre raises its glass to Tijuana's artisan beer scene, with a visit to three local craft breweries that are on the rise -- Insurgente, Border Psycho and Canneria -- plus 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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MONA

AN AFTERNOON WITH ARMANDO MUÑOZ | 1 PM SATURDAY OCT. 18 | $50

All aboard for a rare opportunity to tour two of Baja California's most iconic pieces of architecture -- Tijuana III Millennium (aka La Mona) and Puerto Nuevo's La Sirena -- and meet the man who built them. Sculptor-architect Armando Muñoz Garcia gives us not only a head-to-toe tour of his pair of giant lady houses (more on the massive concrete sisters here), he'll be cooking us dinner, too.

Tickets include roundtrip border transportation and at Restaurante La Sirena, Muñoz's sustainable culinary venture in Puerto Nuevo.

The group meets in San Ysidro at 1 p.m., with an estimated return to the border at 9 p.m.


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JUAN SOLDADO

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS TIJUANA GRAVEYARD | 11 AM SUNDAY NOV. 2 | $45

The annual passing of Dia de los Muertos calls for a visit to Puerta Blanca, Tijuana's oldest cemetery and the resting place of the its unofficial folk saint, Juan Soldado, where an urban legend historian will be on hand to tell us his controversial tale. Also on the itinerary: sugar skull shopping at Mercado Hidalgo -- the city's oldest open-air market -- followed by mole pizza at El Taller, TJ's house of gourmet pies housed in an old screen-printing bodega.

Tickets include roundtrip border transportation and dinner.

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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