Tijuana Day: Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Interested in crossing the border for an on-the-ground look at U.S.-Mexico relations?
The San Diego World Affairs Council invites you to participate in a day trip to Tijuana to learn how economic and diplomatic relations between the United States and its third-largest trading partner are being conducted in this time of heightened political tensions. While there, we’ll enjoy some some fine Baja-Cali cuisine. Don't miss this unique opportunity!
About the Trip
Our group will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the H Street Trolley Station, 745 H St., Chula Vista. Free parking is available in the Trolley Station lot. We will depart in a chartered bus at approximately 9 a.m. and cross the border at San Ysidro.
After arriving in Tijuana, we will work our way through the Tijuana Cultural Center, including the Museo de las Californias and the Jardin Caracol. Following the Cultural Center, we will to the Casa del Migrante, which offers temporary food, shelter, and psychological services to the neediest members of the migrant community. There, we will hear from Casa del Migrante’s administrative director, Gilberto Martinez. We will then eat lunch at celebrity chef Javier Plascencia’s Mision 19, ranked the 6th best restaurant in all of Mexico. At lunch, we will hear from U.S. Consul General William A. Ostick about the trade relationships between the United States and Mexico, as well as a representative from Tijuana Tourism. Our final stop will be a visit to Turbotec, the San Diego-based Solar Turbines’ remanufacturing facility (maquiladora). We will return to the H Street Trolley Station at approximately 5 p.m.
Cost will be $75 per person, inclusive of lunch and transportation. (The cost has been adjusted upward due to unanticipated expenses.)
A valid passport is mandatory for all participants.