When it's time to party, check into cheap hotels in Mexicali, Mexico. Hugging the eastern border of Baja California, this sprawling capital is the second largest city in Baja. With a drinking age of 18 and walking distance from the California border, it is a common destination for Southern California and Arizona residents. If you're further away from the border, however, you can take one of the Mexicali flights to the "City that Captured the Sun" to indulge in shopping and partying.
Before the sun sets and the party starts, take a tour of the city. A must-see is the neoclassical Casa de la Cultura, which houses regular art exhibits. Near the border, you can find inexpensive souvenirs and curios; or head inland to one of the city's indoor malls. Take in a professional baseball or basketball game, or attend a bullfight. If football is more your style, booking cheap hotels in Mexicali will help you save for tickets to a soccer match or an American-style arena football game.
Mexicali hotels put you right in the heart of a gastronomic paradise. Taco stands all over downtown Mexicali feature Mexican street food in piping-hot handmade tortillas. Surprisingly, staying in Mexicali hotels also gives you access to over 100 Chinese restaurants in the city's Chinatown. In the evening, soak up some culture at the State Theatre, Teatro del Estado, then relax in the café with atole (a masa drink with cinnamon and brown sugar) or champurrado (atole mixed with chocolate). If you're a beer lover, you're in luck; the city is home to two of the largest breweries of Mexican beers.
Whether you're coming to Mexicali to party, to enjoy sports and local culture, or to sample the food, you may never want to leave. When searching for vacation deals to Mexicali, remember the Travelocity Price Guarantee. Travelocity will match a lower price and refund the difference. That way you have plenty of cash left over for shopping!