Nogales Travel Guide

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Nogales Things to Do

  • Visit Mexican Nogales

    I didn't do it as I was in Tijuana, Mexico a day before. But if you want you can easily cross the border to Mexico there (if you need a visa to the USA like me - be sure that you have multi-entry USA visa). The easiest way to get to Mexico is to follow Interstate 19 to the end which is very close to the border line. Nogales, AZ has many guarded...

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  • Historic Nogales

    Thousands of years ago Nogales was part of a migratory path and trade route called Spain's El Camino Real (The King's Highway). This sleepy border town is rich with quite old (19th and the beginning of 20th century I mean) buildings. Apart from Sonoran Style there are fine examples of Queen Anne Cottage, Second Empire, Spanish Colonial, Pueblo...

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Nogales Restaurants

  • Go to eat to... Mexico

    As I loved Mexican food in Tijuana I would go to taste real mexican food at reasonable prices to Mexican Nogales. As I know there are a lot of restaurants in walking distance from Nogales port-of-entry.I didn't go there but I tasted delicious Mexican food in... click here. click here

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  • Easy to miss

    This is a little place wedged into a strip center. Easy to miss if you had your sights set on the pizza buffet at Shakey's Pizza nearby. 7 Mares isn't what I would call 'cheap,' but it is a decent alternative to the generic fast-food places that have colonized the Mariposa-Wal Mart axis. Camarones al Mojo de Ajo: $8.50

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Nogales Nightlife

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    OUR  BEDS  IN  MOTEL  6  NOGALES

    by matcrazy1 Updated Oct 23, 2006

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    Looking for something to do after dark in Nogales? Hmm... it's NOT a place for party animals, I am sure.

    I was taking pictures, copying them from my camera memory card to my laptop, calling my brother, checking weather on TV (Weather Channel), preparing itinerary for the next day, sleeping and dreaming in Motel 6 Nogales. Comfortable beds they had there :-))).


    Dress Code: For a bed in Motel 6, hehe, what you prefer: pyjama, sleeping shorts and/or T-shirt, nothing :-)))

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Nogales Transportation

  • By car

    Nogales is a border town, located in southern Arizona on a border between Mexico and the USA. There are two cities seperated by the border line: USA Nogales and Mexican Nogales. I drove there I-19 (Interstate freeway 19) from Tucson. It took me more than 1 hour (70 miles = 110 km). As I was looking for accommodation I took exit 8 to I-19 BUS...

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  • Around Nogales

    As I know there is NO public transportation in Nogales. So, you must have or rent a car to get around or you can walk around Nogales downtown as well.The traffic was light in this sleepy bordertown at least when I was there as you can see on my picture.

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Nogales Shopping

  • Economic shopping

    Coquettes Family Department Store is a department store located in Nogales downtown. I didn't shop there but I could see quite a lot of local cars parking there. No wonder, it's an inexpensive store.There are: SAFEWAY grocery store and WAL-MART department store (no food) in Nogales.

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  • Crazy Mexico

    Street and covered market type shops. Very busy so there must be lots of bargains to be had but I'm afraid we were put off by the constant "come inside here ladies" from the men stood outside EVERY store. If we had been left alone we would probably have browsed and bought but we felt intimidated and ending up skimming past the exteriors only. I'm...

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Nogales Local Customs

  • School buses

    There are school buses painted in bright orange color in the USA. Haha, I liked them. I could see probably the first school bus in the USA just in Nogales - look at my picture. Watch for them and give way to them when they enter traffic from a school bus stop. Stop when the bus stops with orange back lamps flashing.

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  • Cinderella? What or who is that?

    Driving around Nogales I found this building with a story on a groundfloor as you can see on my picture. It's called La Cinderella. Hmm... I didn't know what Cinderella meant in English when I was there.The original Cindirella was a girl in a traditional story who was badly treated by her family. Nowadays the word "Cinderella" is used to name...

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  • No restaurants there?

    In contrast to other US towns there were very few restaurants located in downtown in Nogales. It seems that most people/tourists go to eat in... Mexican Nogales.But there were quite a lot of various restaurants close to Motel 6: at West Mariposa Road - between the motel and exit 4 on I-19. There were a few restaurants along I-19 BUS (Grand Avenue)...

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Nogales Warnings and Dangers

  • Thefts

    Driving around southern California and Arizona I felt safe and I almost forgot about thefts which may happen in the USA like everywhere else. But in front of my Nogales accommodation - Motel 6 - I could read warning. Look at my picture, please:Please lock your car. We are not responsible for damage to vehicles or loss of contents.Does it mean that...

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  • Park your car in the shade

    There was not shortage of parking lots in Nogales downtown. And there was light traffic at least when I was there - in the morning and early afternoon on a business day. In a hot day try to park a car in the shade. Hmm... it seems that most drivers park their cars there.When you come back to your car parked in not shadowed place in a hot, sunny day...

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  • Risky visits in an US library?

    Haha, it's a strange and luckily not accurate nowadays tip. To be exact Nogales Santa Cruz County Public Library was not the first US library I visited.The first was US Consulate library in Krakow, Poland which I used to visit as a teenager. Hmm... you even can't imagine how I was unhappy when I got to know that I was too young to register and...

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Nogales What to Pack

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    Luggage and bags: No bags in hot summer except one for your camera, good (safe) pockets (or comfortable belt) instead. Small city rucksack for warm winter.


    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Light clothes (shorts, T-shirts, better too large :-) made of natural materials (cotton) for warm/hot days all year round.
    Sweater/pullover and/or jacket for cold evenings/nights (from September till April especially).
    Shoes? Oh, yes - you should have them :-). Sandals, trainers or good walking shoes.
    Add sun glasses.

    Check the 10-day forecast for Nogales:
    The Weather Channel

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Good sun protection cosmetics with high UV filter - use them BEFORE or just after you leave your car.

    Photo Equipment: Be prepared for large contrasts between sun and shadow - sun filters recommended. Add hmm... how do you call it in English - something fixed to your camera objective to protect it against sun - not comfortable to carry but necessary, I suppose.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: A cooler (an ice chest) with ice cubes and cold beverages inside :-).

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Nogales Off The Beaten Path

  • PT Cruiser :-)))

    I have never seen Chrysler PT Cruiser in Poland. But I could see quite many of these funny and very nice cars in the USA, including this one on my picture parked in front of Motel 6. Don't you like PT Cruisers?For enthusiasts and owners of Chrysler PT Cruisers:PT Cruiser ClubPT Cruiser WorldPT Cruiser linksPT Cruiser Fun Club WebsiteFor PT Cruiser...

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  • North Morley Avenue

    It's a main one-way street going northeast from Mexican border through a downtown Nogales. Not very interesting street at first sight to be honest but there were a few quite interesting buildings there including the building of US Post Office at 300 N. Morley Avenue. Nogales is full of Asian, European, Mexican, Middle Eastern and Black influences...

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  • Elm and Crawford Street

    These two streets are located in downtown Nogales, west of N. Grand Avenue (I-19 BUS). There are a lot of old buildings to see on these streets. Especially at Crawford street.More: The Red Tour

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Nogales Sports & Outdoors

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    A  POOL  OF  MOTEL  6  NOGALES

    by matcrazy1 Updated Sep 26, 2003

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    It seems that there are not many sport activities in Nogales. I didn't see any people jogging or training any sport there.
    There was a pool (outdoor) by Motel 6 when I slept but it was empty. Hmm... I didn't use it - no safe guard for me :-))).
    It's hot area at least from May to October. No wonder that many accommodations offer an outdoor pools there.


    Equipment: Swim suit (no topless) for women or swimming shorts for guys.

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Nogales Favorites

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    by matcrazy1 Written Sep 26, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Official websites on Nogales:
    City of Nogales
    Historic Nogales Main Street
    Nogales International Newspaper
    Nogales-Santa Cruz County Chamber of Commerce
    Nogales-Santa Cruz County Economic Development Foundation
    Santa Cruz County

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Prices in commercials
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North Grand Avenue
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Sacred Heart Church
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Cold, cold, cold :-)))
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Heat, heat, heat!
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Look up
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Do they like green color?
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La Cinderella
Off The Beaten Path
Never park your car there
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Nogales-Santa Cruz County Public Library
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What is public library in the USA?
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Not full access to the internet
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Free access to the internet :-)
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