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First Street

Ensenada, Mexico
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Ranked #2 of 14 attractions in Ensenada
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
Description: This street is lined with shops selling curio, with many items costing under $5.
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Chowchilla, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

This is a street dedicated to selling trinkets to tourists. Pushy salesmen, and cheap good should be expected. On the plus side...it's clean. Wasn't worth getting off the boat for.

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Ensenada, Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

If you come to Ensenada...this street is a must see at least once. Cobblestone street and outdoor cafes fill the street. The South end in my opinion is nicer. The North end is filled with bars. Liquor stores let you "taste" the goods in hopes of you buying. Yes...tons of street vendors. All in all, worth a visit.

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Geelong, Australia
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138 reviews 138 reviews
56 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Visited 15/04/2014 We didn't book any tours with the cruise ship as the activates on the port was not much of interest to us. We decide to leave the ship at 11.00 am to venture into the port,where we just walk 20 mins into the Main Street where there is heaps of shops to buy from.First stop was Starbucks ,where... More

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El Centro, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

lots of stores to buy lots of restaurants to eat enjoy the weather walk around to visit town walking distance from everything also visit mercado negro great place to shop for sea food and the best part all the mexican curios real handmade

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Provo, UT
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This was your average street for finding inexpensive souvenirs. For the most part it was fun. We had one gentleman walk out of his shop and approach us to come inside. When my husband didn't acknowledge, he picked a fight. I said no thank you, he insulted my husband to me, and we walked on. I didn't feel unsafe, it... More

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Galiano Island, Canada
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99 reviews 99 reviews
10 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Everytime we come to Ensenada, we stay close to this street, they have gushed it up for the tourists. Lots of shops and bakery's and dessert shops, hotels, bars....really great restaurants, freshly painted sidewalks, wine shops, it seems dog friendly. When the cruise ships arrive, this street fills up, some very loud music and drinking especially on cruise ship days.... More

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56 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We regularly walk on this street while in Ensenada as a port from the cruise ship. It is only 20 minutes stroll from the ship and is dotted with souvenir ships and restaurants. Papas and Beers and Husson's is popular with tourists. However, we go to eat where locals go. Bargaining is a must on this strip for your curios.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Took a short walk from the cruise ship to Ensenada, Mexico. If you like trinkets it is the place to go. The best window shopping was further down the street where they had some nice art pieces. Did find some nice pieces from little street vendors who were tucked between buildings and priced reasonably. We did not eat in Ensenada,... More

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bakersfield, CA.
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85 reviews 85 reviews
34 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I have never found too much of interest here. The blowhole is nice to see once and there is shopping at this site, set up similar to swap meet booths. It is quite a drive so you do get to see the terrain along the way. We end up just walking around town, a little shopping and a lot of... More

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Mexicali, Mexico
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Mostly for tourist. During periods of no tourist the street is mostly dead. Walking is safe and the environment is pleasant. There are restaurants and shops lining the street. I have walk it at all hours and never had an issue. The side streets to the east are not as safe. I would avoid parking there.

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