Riviera del Pacífico : For a slice of Ensenada history, walk the grounds of the former Playa Ensenada Hotel and Casino, once run by American boxer Jack Dempsey and now the city’s cultural center.
La Bufadora : One of the more touristy attractions in Northern Baja, this blowhole is an easy excursion from Ensenada. Visitors congregate around the top of a cavern to watch spumes shoot 30 meters in the air.
Ruta del Vino : Taste Mexico’s world-class vintages at the growing number of boutique wineries in the rural Valle de Guadalupe along Mexico 3 between Ensenada and Tecate.
Valle de Santo Tomás : Mexico 1 passes rolling hills carpeted in green, a historic winery, and mission ruins in this grape- and olive-growing region.
Parque Nacional Sierra San Pedro Mártir : The tallest peaks on the peninsula offer a refreshing contrast to Baja’s desert scenery.