Destination guide

Escape to the Mexico border

Just across the US border from sun-dappled San Diego, Tijuana is northwest Mexico's most action-packed metropolis. A cosmopolitan population ensures a thrillingly eclectic dining scene. Of course, you can stuff yourself silly on fiery street tacos, but you can also feast on Mexican haute cuisine in award-winning gourmet restaurants, or savor a light lunch of astonishingly fresh sushi. The local art scene is similarly stimulating, with a raft of cutting-edge galleries clustered around the colorful historic downtown. With a wealth of Tijuana vacation rentals to choose from, you can ensure that you feel at home here right away.

Things to do

Awe-inspiring art in Tijuana

You'll find an abundance of enthralling attractions virtually on the doorstep of your Tijuana vacation rental. The city boasts a thrilling arts scene, and the CECUT cultural center is its eye-catching epicenter. An extraordinary ball-shaped IMAX theater is the striking centerpiece, but you'll also find a permanent exhibition charting the history of Baja Peninsula and California, and a large theater that plays host to major plays and concerts. For a primer on the equally exciting local visual arts landscape, head to La Caja Galeria, where you can check out work by the hippest new local and international artists.


Shop and dance 'til you drop in Tijuana

Tijuana is a shopaholic's dream. Skip the souvenir and trinket shops and head straight to Mercado El Popo, a thrillingly bustling traditional market, where the aromas of fresh spices and incense linger in the air, and you'll find gorgeous gifts like hand-crafted soaps and homewares. If designer brand names are more your thing, head to Plaza Agua Caliente, where you can combine a splurge with a self-indulgent trip to a day spa. Be sure to save some energy for Tijuana's legendary nightlife. Kick off with ice-cold margaritas in a chic beachfront bar, before hitting a pulsing club to dance until dawn.


Sunny summer days in Tijuana

Summer days in Tijuana tend to be dry, sunny, and pleasantly warm rather than searingly hot. Tijuana vacation rentals are in high demand at this time of year, with the city's relatively mild climate offering an appealing alternative to the intense heat that characterizes much of Mexico and California. The best news is that temperatures remain fairly consistent for most of the year. Winter evenings can get chilly, but you can still expect plenty of sunshine during the day. Rainfall increases slightly in the cooler months of November to February, but remains low all year round.

Natural features

Hit the beach in Tijuana

Tijuana's coastal location makes it easy to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Playas de Tijuana is an expansive stretch of golden sand, where locals and visitors alike head to surf, fish, or enjoy and after-dinner stroll. If you're lucky, you might catch a glimpse of wild dolphins frolicking in the deep blue ocean. But to really get away from it all, check out the nearby port town of Ensenada, with its ruggedly beautiful coastline. If you're visiting between December and May, you may be able to witness the awe-inspiring sight of majestic gray whales in migration.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Tijuana

The nearest airport is in Tijuana, Baja California Norte (TIJ-General Abelardo L. Rodriguez Intl.), located 3.1 mi (5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.), which is 17.3 mi (27.9 km) away.

Where to stay around Tijuana?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 399 vacation rentals near Tijuana. From 187 Houses to 142 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Tijuana for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Tijuana?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Tijuana:

  • Playas: 29 vacation rentals
  • Playas Coronado: 15 vacation rentals
  • Las Gaviotas: 72 vacation rentals
  • Crown Point: 1,258 vacation rentals
  • Midway District: 60 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Tijuana?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Tijuana. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • CEART Tijuana: 375 vacation rentals
  • Estadio Caliente: 359 vacation rentals
  • Plaza Monumental de Playas: 248 vacation rentals
  • Autonomous University of Baja California Tijuana: 352 vacation rentals
  • Presa Abelardo L. Rodriguez: 388 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Tijuana listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Tijuana?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 187 Houses in Tijuana. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Tijuana include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 142 rentals available
  • Villas: 28 rentals available
  • Cabins: 3 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Hotels and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Tijuana?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 249 vacation rentals with pool available in Tijuana. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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