How to Spend One Day in Ensenada

If you are looking to spend a relaxing one day in Ensenada, Baja California then you won’t be disappointed. This city makes for a popular choice among tourists. Being close to the U.S border makes it all the more feasible for people to visit it and this adds to its popularity.

Ensenada points of interest are mostly in close proximity and even walking around the place is a fun way to spend the day. The coastal port and the ambiance around the port city make for an enchanting sight. Varied points of interest and a lively environment all around make it a perfect place to visit. In case you are planning to visit Ensenada, then these are the activities you must engage in.

The tourist attractions of Ensenada

Take a stroll along the Malecon

Being a port city, the major attraction of Ensenada is the ocean. In order to get a good view of the place, you can take a stroll on the long stretch along the oceanfront. The environment here is very relaxed and beautiful. Way further down the stretch, you will find all the happening food joints and other attractions as well. You can gorge on seafood to your heart’s delight here.

Get a great view from El Mirador

While walking around the port is a fabulous way to explore it, a view of the entire place from an elevated height is simply marvelous. Walking up the streets will take you straight to El Mirador and you can have a great view of Ensenada from there. If you are tired or are not keen to climb really high then you can even enjoy some great views along the way. It’s a worthwhile way of spending one day in Ensenada.

Munch at Tacos Lucero

Ensenada points of interest are many but you can only experience the true joy of munching on tacos at Tacos Lucero. This place is a great favorite among both tourists and locals. Also, no trip to any Mexican city is complete without gorging on tacos. You can have your lunch here or just enjoy the flavor of tacos and many varied sauces they are served with.

Unravel history at Museo de Historia de Ensenada

Another great way to really explore a place is to get acquainted with its history. Museums are the best place to know about the past of a new city and its people. Museo de Historia de Ensenada has a fabulous collection that will help you know more about the indigenous tribes of the place. If you are travelling with kids then they will surely have a lot of fun learning new things here.

Enjoy a drink at Hussong’s Cantina

Bar hopping is one of the most entertaining activities one can engage in at any new place even if you only have one day in Ensenada. Hussong’s Cantina is one of Ensenada points of interest because this bar is the oldest and best-known cantina in Baja California. It was established in 1892 and has been a great favorite of the locals as well as tourists who visit here. This is also a very friendly establishment where one can mix with the people around.

Fun activities at La Bufadora

La Bufadora is a marine geyser or blowhole that makes for a fabulous tourist attraction at Ensenada. You can try out some adventure activities here such as kayaking and scuba diving, and also shop for souvenirs. The place is lively and has a lot of stalls offering food and other merchandises, There are also a few street performers that you will encounter at this place. La Bufadora is a must on your itinerary if you are planning to spend one day in Ensenada.

Check out the wineries

The idea of spending a day in a winery is always a dreamy one, and the wineries in and around Ensenada are enchantingly beautiful. In case you can extend your visit to cover the wineries which are near Ensenada then you won’t be disappointed with your decision. Not only is the view marvelous but some really good quality wine comes from these wineries. This is why they are so popular and one of the famous Ensenada points of interest.

There is a lot to do and see in this amazingly beautiful port city. If you come down to Ensenada you will discover a lot more about its culture, history and delicious food and drinks.

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Mekala Sai Karthik Reddy

After completing his M.B.A in 2012, Sai the wizard beyond the blog, Riding The Travel Dream was never interested to find a day job at the desk but instead set out to explore the world. 5 years later Sai has become one of the top travel bloggers in India and inspired many Indians to get away from desk jobs and become a digital nomad.

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