Ensenada is a deep water port; beaches aren't really part of the picture.
Lots of opportunities to eat; nice tourist area.
You could go out to the wine country; it's 15-30 minutes away. The wine is good, and it's fun.
You could go see La Bufadora http://www.google.com/search?q=la+bufadora&hl=en&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=Gv9QUNKVHYrAigLOqICADg&sqi=2&ved=0CCgQsAQ&biw=1195&bih=523
if that's your sort of thing.
It could be cooler in November (low 70's), so you might want to pack jeans and sweatshirts, especially when your boat is at sea, the evenings will be chilly (we did the Halloween Cruise).
It's a fishing village so you can find lobster + any kind of seafood you desire. There are some amazing restauarants. Our favorite is El Rey Sol, but it is on the fancier side.
Watching them 'park' the ship in the port is quite amazing if you are up that early. We left the ship around 9am and walked into town (about a 10 minute easy walk). We did some shopping, had a bloody mary and a light breakfast. Around noon we stopped in at Papas - but a little too crazy for us old folks, so we went across the street to Hussongs for a margarita and a beer - the history is amazing in here and we love the mariaches. Afterwards we stopped at the taco bar next door (these are the BEST!). Belly up to the green bar and you will likely be served by Martine, the owner...he has the best smile and a wonderful twinkle in his eye! Then we walked back to the ship.
IF you enjoy wine, I highly recommend Villa De Guadalupe. It IS fabulous! We will be in Ensenada for the Rosarito / Ensenada bike ride at the end of the month and all the riding widows...that's us girls....will be going wine tasting in the Guadalupe Valley. There are winery owners and restaurant owners from ALL over the world. The scenery is spectacular, the food is FANTASTIC and you guessed it...the wine is lovely too. If it were me, I'd get off the ship, walk into town and hire a taxi for the day. Cost should be about $80usd. Steven Dryden is the local wine expert - you can google him- he has alot of insight about the valley, which might help you choose 2-3 wineries and a place to stop for a snack or lunch.
Or you can always stick around the ship when while everyon is in town and enjoy having it all to yourself :)
Have a great time!
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