Zona Rio, Tijuana
assorted views around the Zona Rio Area. the Zona rio area is less touristy than the zona centro area but it is here where you can see the central business district of tijuana and also the many monuments and statues of famous mexicans and others in tijuana area. Zona Río literally translates into English as River Zone, and this name is owned to the nearly-dried Tijuana River, which divides Zona Río. The river is crossed by many bridges to allow traffic between the west side of Zona Río, located at the west-center of the city, and the east of Zona Rio, located in the east-center of Tijuana. the main sites of Zona rio is paseo de heroes and the Sanchez Taboada Boulevard (where lots of restaurants abound).
a monument to the heroes in the central district or Zona Rio. the zona rio area has several monuments in the paseo de heroes street in the center dedicated to international and mexican heroes and one of the attractions here is the Monumento A La Raza, also known as a scissors due to it's shape. The memorial is to all mexican and latin greats who fought in the indepence from spanish rule in the 1800's. you can have photo ops beside it but a caveat that public parking areas are quite a walk from it.
This is a one of my favorite monuments of Tijuana has strange form of scissors, but is a two needles a emblem of construction company, whit contribuited whit some places and streets and bridges of Tijuana.
If you want shopping, you've got your choice. You can either bargain your way through Avenida Revolucion or you can visit Plaza Rio Tijuana. Either way, you get a good deal. (Oh yeah, and if you happen along Plaza Rio, make a stop at Suzett Panaderia - it's in the mall - and have yourself some fresh churros and hot cocoa. Nummy!) A word to the wise, though - There are Denny's in both Plaza Rio and in downtown Tijuana. Neither one of them really are recommended - just because of the food quality.
Far from the sleaze and tourist traps of Ave. Revolución , Zona Rio is the modern shopping area of TJ along with numerous restaurants and nightclubs.