Prior to your visit, you can write for information, brochures, and maps from the Tijuana Convention & Visitors Bureau, PO Box 434523, San Diego, CA 92143-4523. You can also get a preview of events, restaurants, and more online at www.seetijuana.com. Once in Tijuana, pick up visitor information at the Tijuana Tourism Board, Paseo de los Héroes 9365, Zona Río (tel. 888/775-2417 in the U.S., or 664/687-9600; www.seetijuana.com). You can also try the National Chamber of Commerce (tel. 664/685-8472; Mon-Fri 9am-2pm and 4-7pm). Its offices are at the corner of Avenida Revolución and Calle 1, and its staff is extremely helpful with maps and orientation, local events of interest, and accommodations; in addition, the Tijuana Tourism Board provides legal assistance for visitors who encounter problems while in Tijuana. For additional information online, visit www.tijuanaonline.org. And for Tijuana's offbeat side, the blogs Tijuego (www.tijuego.com) and I[heart]TJ (www.tijuanita.com; Spanish only) keep abreast of arts, culture, and nightlife.
Tijuana has a special tourist assist number (tel. 078; this is a free call) to help visitors with special needs, as well as provide assistance in the event of crime. And in a pinch, don't hesitate to stop one of Tijuana's grey-and-black-uniformed tourist police; they're all over Avenida Revolución.
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