3 Mexican Border Cities With Easy Access From the U.S.

San Diego and El Paso are two of the most populated American cities that lay right next to the Mexican border but have you ever wondered what’s on the other side? If you intend to explore the Mexican border towns, these three are a good place to start.


The largest city in Baja California is located a short ride away from San Diego. It’s best known as a popular stop for shopping and partying, and the main street Avenida Revolución is one of its most popular spots. Tijuana’s cultural scene is also pretty impressive, and it’s home to several museums worth checking out.

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Tijuana may be Baja California’s largest city, but Mexicali actually serves as its capital. The Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe is one of the main landmarks in the city’s downtown, but most tourists try to check out the kid-friendly museum Sol del Niño during their visit.

Ciudad Juárez

Situated south of El Paso, Ciudad Juárez is a fast-growing industrial center, and we’re yet to see what the future holds for it. The neoclassical Cathedral of Ciudad Juárez and Plaza de Armas are its top spots, but it’s also home to many museums that celebrate Mexico’s culture and history.