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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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Ensenada, Baja California
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

As with Avenida Ruiz, First Street caters to cruise ship patrons, so on cruise ship days they tend to be a bit crowded, but fun nevertheless. As with other downtown areas where souvenirs are sold, the bargaining is better on non-cruise ship days. This is the only place for a wide range of souvenirs now that La Bufadora has shut... More

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My husband and I stopped in Ensenada when we sailed the Pacific Coast with Disney Cruise Line. After we took an excursion to the wine country in the valley about 30-minutes from Ensenada, the tour dropped us downtown before we headed back to the ship. I was surprised about the amount of bars (I feel like I saw 14 Papas... More

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Anaheim, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Just like the title states, if you are in Ensenada this is the Main Street with fun bars, tasty restaurants that serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The food is mainly seafood for great prices. All meals were around 50 dollars for the 5 of us.

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Chowchilla, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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141 reviews 141 reviews
57 attraction reviews
189 helpful votes 189 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
68 helpful votes 68 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
10 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
56 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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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