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What are some interesting/fun things to do in the area? Can you recommend any “hidden gems"?

The whole peninsula: Ensenada, Valle de Guadalupe, La Paz, Loreto... A lot of people did the whale watching. - May 31, 2015
Over 100 wineries in the Valle de Guadalupe, about 2 hours south of Tijuana. Best whale watching in the world in Guerrero Negro, about 10 hours south of Tijuana. Easy flights to Cabo and La Paz. - Mar 25, 2015
The Valle de Guadalupe is amazing. It is so fun to pack a picnic or splurge and eat at one of the farm-to-table restaurants. The food and wine are delicious as is the craft brewery scene here and across the border. - Apr 30, 2014
El Valle Guadalupe is the wine region; Mercado Hidalgo, the great restaurants, are in Zona Rio. - Feb 15, 2014
Going out at night, outdoor activities in San Diego, going to the beach. - Apr 4, 2011
The restaurants, the big public park, the beach, San Diego, Ensenada, wine tasting in Guadalupe Valley, Hidalgo Market. - Mar 5, 2011
You name it: bars, clubs, golf, surfing, fishing, eating out, cooking classes, movies, museums, dancing…and of course you have the San Diego tourism industry right at your doorstep. - Aug 11, 2010
San Diego. If you want to, you can pretty much treat Tijuana as a suburb of San Diego and make use of all the marvels (Seaworld, Zoo, Seaport Village, Old Town, Padres, hiking, surfing, swimming, museums, shopping) north of the border. With young kids we certainly do that. But the Baja norte region and TJ have some nice sites as well. Mundo divertido - a theme park in a shopping center, excellent dining options, the surreal border fence disappearing into the waters at Playas de Tijuana, bullfighting (never been), and a decent cultural center all are part of TJ.Outside of town, Ensenada and Tecate are fun day trips (Rosarito if you like to 1) Shop for condos playing on Americans' dream of owning by the sea; or 2) Drink like an underage teenager) - Mar 11, 2008