Avenida Revolucion, Tijuana

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    avenida revolucion, the tourist street

    by phonician117 Written Jun 7, 2012

    avenida revolicion is central tijuanas main street , it is roughly 15 blocks long and is the street most frequented by tourists in the city although it had many more tourists before the drug violence scared away the tourists , the street is also busy at nights on weekends because of all the baars , it is easy to get from the border by bus taxi or walking, it is full of pharmacies, souvenir shops , bars , restaaurants, small hotels, mopney exchange, and a number of strip clubs/brothels , close to the beginning of the street it is generally safe just watch out for the store hustlers everywhere

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    Avenida Revolucion

    by ArenJo Updated Aug 22, 2010

    I would NOT recommend taking a picture with the painted donkeys. I observed that they are treated terribly, like an object and I wouldn't give the owners a penny for doing that to those poor animals.
    Most of the stores are the same and I was ripped off at one of the restaurants (it's a bar with a mechanical bull, stage, etc). The prices on the menu were great...my bill was about twice as much as the menu stated. When I complained of this, they said "taxes." So, I just paid it and decided never to go there again.
    There is so much more to Tijuana than this street.

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    Walking Around Avenida de Revolucion 2

    by machomikemd Updated Dec 8, 2009

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    part two of my walking around the avenida with more pictures on a walking tour of avenida de revolucion on my revisit to tijuana on october 2009 with more tips here in this huge tourist trap. Remember that Constitucion Avenue, one block west of Avenida De Revolucion, is a busy downtown street but with none of the touristy nonsense of the Avenida hehehehe. It is probably worth walking along here just to get a more authentic picture of Tijuana but a big big caveat: Visitors should be careful (or aware) in walking too far north on this street, best not to go below Juarez (Segunda) as it will abruptly lead you into the notorious “red light” or Zona Norte district where illegal drugs, hustlers and corrupt police abound.

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    Walking Around Avenida de Revolucion 1

    by machomikemd Updated Dec 8, 2009

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    on a walking tour of Avenida de Revolucion on my revisit in october. the main tourist draw of tijuana is about 8 blocks wide and a kilometer long and is lined with what else but shops, bars, and restaurants, street vendors, street food stalls and a lot more which are mainly aimed at tourists. There are some good shops along Revolucion but mostly they are little more than cheesy souvenir shops. There are a few "fixed price" shops as you walk south on Revolucion, for more details on shopping and buying stuff here in Avenida De Revolucion, see my tijuana local custom and shopping tips here.

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    Walking Around Avenida de Revolucion 1

    by machomikemd Updated Dec 8, 2009

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    on a walking tour of Avenida de Revolucion on my revisit in october. the main tourist draw of tijuana is about 8 blocks wide and a kilometer long and is lined with what else but shops, bars, and restaurants, street vendors, street food stalls and a lot more which are mainly aimed at tourists. There are some good shops along Revolucion but mostly they are little more than cheesy souvenir shops. There are a few "fixed price" shops as you walk south on Revolucion, for more details on shopping and buying stuff here in Avenida De Revolucion, see my tijuana local custom and shopping tips here.

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    Assorted Avenida De Revolucion Scenes

    by machomikemd Updated Dec 7, 2009

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    some different photos taken in the Avenida de Revolucion Area with some oddities like the burro horse and some funny english signs for tourists. the Avenida de Revolucion has it's share of the bizzare and odd hehehe. Avenida de Revolucion is lined with shops, bars, and restaurants, many aimed at tourists hence this ceter of tijuana is a certified tourist trap hehehe. This is what most day-trippers to Tijuana experience, and it should go without saying that Revolucion is not representative of Tijuana and certainly not of Mexico.

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    Old Avenida De Revolucion Picture

    by machomikemd Written Nov 20, 2009

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    on my first trip to the Unites States in 1989 when I was a teen, we had a day tour of Sea World in San Diego from los angeles and then a 2 hour tour of Tijuana from there before going back to los angeles. I never imagined that i will be back here on a return jaunt and you will see in the first three pictures on the big difference of the avenida de revolucion then and 20 years after. the contrast between then and now are simply varied (also i was very thin then and now im more sout hehehe). the area then was not as crowded and pack with so many tourist traps and tourist draws as the present. Today this avenida is still popular (or notorious, depending on who is talking hehehe) and the main tourist draw of the Northern Baja California Area.

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  • Shopping on la Avenida Revolucion

    by johnnieq Written Oct 8, 2007

    Unless you enjoy being pestered every 5 feet you walk, STAY AWAY from here!! "Come into my store! Buy something! Half-price for you. Make me lucky." ANNOYING. If left alone to browse in their store you probably would find something you actually want to purchase. But even then they are going to start with a ridiculously high price and if you want a better price be prepared to haggle with them for 20 minutes. And good luck trying to leave without buying something.

    My wife & I took a bus tour here from San Diego and we couldn't wait to get out of there.

    Find yourself a safe restaurant to hide in until your tour bus leaves and have a few drinks while you wait. Even hiding in a bar or restaurant won't save you from being pestered by guys with guitars looking for your cash.

    I'm glad we went but we will NEVER go back.

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    Take a picture with a striped donkey

    by foxglove23 Written Jan 24, 2006

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    I know a lot of people include these in their tourist traps....and they are. But I actually really liked my picture I got. I don't envy the donkey's situation of standing around in the hot sun all day, but my black and white photo in the donkey cart with the cover that says "If you don't like the picture blame the jack as*!" screams Tijuana!

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    Avenida Revolucion

    by draguza Written Oct 30, 2005

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    Avenida Revolucion

    A 10-minute stroll or a five-minute cab ride from the border takes you to Avenida Revolucion, the heart of Tijuana's busy shopping district.

    There you'll find a colorful eight-block strip of stores, stalls, arcades and underground passageways filled with bargains from around the world.

    But nobody can do Avenida Revolucion in a day. Too much of a good thing will cause brain burn as you struggle to experience nearly 1,000 shops and stalls. So, instead of hoofing it up and down the entire street, slow down and spend a productive morning or afternoon on the one block that has it all: Avenida Revolucion between Third and Fourth streets.

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    Donkeys (Zonkeys)

    by mashe Written Mar 27, 2005

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    Don't take a pic with them. They are just shoe-polished donkeys. Abuse!! Why would you pay to take a picture with a shoe-polished donkey? Just have a friend take a picture for you by the "Welcome to Mexico" sign.

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    Revolucion Avenue

    by matcrazy1 Updated Aug 18, 2003

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    AVENIDA  REVOLUCION

    Avenida Revolucion or Revolution Avenue is the main street of Tijuana and it's called "La Revo" by locals.

    It's the heart of the city and safe area I could say with a lot of places to eat and shop.

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    Avenida Revolución

    by keeweechic Updated Oct 25, 2002

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    Avenida Revolución is the main tourist avenue of Tijuana and reportedly the world's most shopped street. You will find lots of Taco stalls, shops, restaurants, whatever you want. There was a great perfume store that we were referred to as being ‘the real thing’. I found aftershave in there that had originally been bought at Heathrow Airport and I had been unable to find anywhere on my travels until Tijuana.
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    Avenida Revolucion

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Aug 10, 2013

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    This avenue is 100% tourist trap, quite sleazy and signifies everything TJ is about both good and bad. It's 10-15 blocks of tourist shops, bars and restaurants.

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    vISITAR LA REVOLUCION Y ZONA RIO

    by omarsanz Updated Apr 4, 2011

    TIJUANA TIENE VARIOS ATRACTIVOS TURISTICOS, PLAYAS, LA AVENIDA REVOLUCION, ARTESANIAS MEXICANAS, TOROS, COMIDA, PICANTE Y CERVEZA.

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