yes, the majority of tourist say this the unique sight of tijuana, but are worng, the big problem is that the hassles of sellers, or club waiters always call tourist come here, beggars and taxis are anther people who sometimes intimididate to tourists, and in spring break some teens go to here to get drunk even at daylight so is not to reconmeded go whit the children at that time of the year
Other bad thing of this the revolucion street is located in the area where the crime is high, fourtunaly the police was make the revolucion street safe at daylight and night is a bit safe, but try stay away near from the calle primera at night who is very near of the zona norte the red district.
Unique Suggestions: But if you deside go to revolucion i recomend go to the Jai Alai area, and the daylight hours. and whit half-hour to hour of view, you can move to view other sights of Tijuana. Try negociate the price if you want buy a souvenir.
The Whole town is there to part the Gringo's and their money. THat's part of the excitement. It's a living, thriving entity like no other.
Basically, you WILL be paying 200% more than things are worth. Just accept it.
DO NOT DRIVE A CAR in this town.....If you never listen to another word i say, listen to that
Unique Suggestions: Just walk around the city. There's lots to behold .
WOMEN---DO NOT do this alone, unless you are very very street-wise.
Fun Alternatives: There IS NO alternative to Tijuana.
It is a living metaphor for Globalization.
The first world meets the third world DAILY in this joint
Many under age go to TJ for the wild party in Ave. Revolution night clubs because you only need to be 18 yreas old to enter and drink alcohol. But Buy and use a false ID is a great mistake, no matter how easily people say it is, is illegal and you will be get big in big trouble.
Don't Do it!!!
If a vendor comes up to you to sell you a gold necklace or any kind of gold chain beware. They will try to prove that it's real gold by telling you that gold does not burn and they will place a lighter on the necklace to show you that it does not burn. I have seen people get suckered into this and pay alot of dollars for necklaces. Don't be fooled, IT'S NOT GOLD!!! If you are interested in jewelry visit a jewelry store.
Unique Suggestions: I know I"m the kind of sucker that hates to ignore people when they talk to me but trust me, keep walking. Say "No gracias" and keep going..
Ave Revolucion is an experience that must be had. It is lined with souvenir shops and bars. Each owner has his or her own pitch to bring you in. Tijuana in general is a kind of over the top Tourist trap but that part of its charm
The shops along Aveneue Revolucion offer a wide variety of things for sales, from leather goods, liquor, Cuban cigars (real?), fake watches, velvet Elvis paintings, home decorations as well as pharaceuticals.
Most of the tourist traps have to do with someone trying to get money from you. Some great deals are not always that great. Remember, everyone is selling the best poncho or blanket in all of Mexico, they stamp just because they say it's silver doesn't mean that it won't turn your skin green and just because it's Mexico doesn't mean that they give the tequila away for free.