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Where to stay in Mexicali: Best areas for travelers

  • Eguía: Find out why so many travelers flock to this side of town. Spend your days visiting its many sights and your nights relaxing and soaking up the ambiance. The Hotel Cosmos Don Carlos and the Calafia Hotel are some comfortable options here.
  • Zona Industrial: Whether you intend to stay in town for a night or a week, this is a fantastic place to set up camp. Spend your days checking out the interesting local attractions and your evenings resting up at the Real Inn Mexicali or the Fiesta Inn Mexicali.

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Mexicali Vacations

Mexicali is one of those border towns that constantly reinvents itself in order to remain a vibrant and vital center of culture and shopping. Mexicali is the capital of Baja State and second in size only to better-known Tijuana to the west. While Tijuana is all about tourism, Mexicali throws in one of the most productive agricultural areas in North America, producing asparagus, onions, lettuce, and tomatoes for the rest of the world. Mexicali vacations offer a surprising range of options for a desert city. And, because of its strong economy, there are many options for hotels in Mexicali while you explore the area.

Major Attractions

Getting to Mexicali is easy with Mexicali packages, and once you're there you won't want to miss the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe in downtown Mexicali. Shopping is big in Mexicali, with many U.S. residents crossing the border for great deals. Both kids and adults will enjoy the Museo Sol del Nino and a visit to Chinatown. The Spanish influence is seen with the occasional bullfights at the Plaza Calafia. But, if you're looking for a little more of a relaxing vacation there is a professional 18-hole course, Club Campestre, which has held international championships.

Recurring Festivals and Events

The best known festival in Mexicali is the Baja Prog festival. Each spring since 1997, crowds flock to Mexicali for this progressive rock festival. This four-day festival anchors Mexicali as one of the hottest underground DIY music meccas that you've never heard of. Also, Mexicali is fast turning into a craft beer town. The Mexicali Beerfest in November features the growing number of highly-rated local brews, as well as savory local food and more of the top-notch local music scene.

Mexicali vacation packages are the way to go to make sure you are getting the best deal on hotels and Mexicali car rentals . And Travelocity can help you save up to $537 when you book a hotel and flight at the same time. Whether you're going to check out the music scene or do some shopping, Mexicali welcomes you!

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