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First Street

Address: Ensenada, Mexico
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Ranked #10 of 45 things to do in Ensenada
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: This street is lined with shops selling curio, with many items costing under $5.
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: This street is lined with shops selling curio, with many items costing under $5.

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La Jolla, California
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139 reviews 139 reviews
39 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you are traveling south to see the American concept of "Mexico" then this is you place. Lots of chap stuff, often (believe it or not) made in China!1 Mexican trinkets made if China are not all that charming. But it is a lively place and you can pick up a lot of 'stuff' to give to friends and relatives... More 

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Riverside County
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116 reviews 116 reviews
26 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The shuttle from the cruise ships drop you off here. This is about 4 blocks of shopping and places to eat. They all pretty much sell the same items so bargain and if necessary walk away a part of the bargaining process. Vendors who sell items on the street are very persistent. Two vendors followed us for blocks trying to... More 

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Ensenada, Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The cruise ship crowds all want hats and beads I guess because they're everywhere. But it's safe downtown - safer than a LOT of US cities.

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California
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1,677 reviews 1,677 reviews
1,072 attraction reviews
624 helpful votes 624 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

This is at the very least the main drag for tourists in Ensenada. It's colorful; it's fun; it's noisy; it's tacky; it's high energy; & most vendors take "no, gracias" graciously.

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chula vista, al
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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

fun to navigate, but gotta keep sense of humor! One merchant was really cute, said, " Come in, I promise to rip you off for less!"

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Los Angeles
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

All the shops generally sell the same things. Nothing is that great, but you can find some cheap gifts in the area for $2. Food is excellent, best taco's I've had in my life (only comparing to USA mexican shops). Food prices were reasonable, much cheaper than in the USA for a soft taco (1/2 the price). You can expect... More 

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Oxnard, California
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151 reviews 151 reviews
48 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I ENJOY the niGHTLIFE area HERE. Hussongs and Papa's and beer are extended stays when i visit. FROM the villa marina hotel back to where papa's and beer is many THings to see, buy, eat etc. ETC. etc.

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San Diego, CA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Geared for the last minute souvenir or just not taste for the real local stuff, OK to walk thru maybe grab some java on one of the coffee shops.

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Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

If in Ensenada and you want to do the tourist thing they are very nice clean shops and the people are not pushy like in La Bufadora. Hussong, Papa's and beer and El Roy Sol are all located there. It is a short walk over to the Riveria, birthplace of the Maragarita and some really beautiful architecture.

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San Diego, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Embrace the cultural diversity... Stay in tourist area... Go yo La Bufadora and visit the wine route... We loved LA Cetto... Oh and eat lobster in Puerto Nuevo!

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