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The Ensenada Beerfest will take place Sept 19th, 2020 at Ensenada’s Centro Cultural Riviera del Pacifico. The event will feature live music, food from local restaurants, and of course, samples of unique craft beers from local and foreign microbreweries. Rough Itinerary:[masked] 11 AM – Meet outside the McDonald’s at the last trolley stop in San Ysidro. I would recommend converting $40 to Pesos. 11:15 – Cross into Tijuana 11:30 – Walk to the ABC Bus station Noon – Take the ABC Bus from Tijuana to Ensenada 2:00 – Beer Festival 7:45 – Check-in to the ABC bus station 8:00 – Bus ride from Ensenada to Tijuana 9:30 – Arrive in Tijuana and cross back **Times are approximate so please be flexible** Rough budget: Transportation: $24 ($12 X 2) Beer Festival entrance ticket: $35 (includes entrance fee + tasting cups) Food & Beverage: $20 Souvenirs: ? If you would like to stay overnight I can explain how to easily get back to Tijuana on Sunday. There are numerous AirBnBs in the area as well as hotels to consider. What to bring or consider bringing: PASSPORT (REQUIRED!) Phone charger Sunglasses If any questions please message me. Tickets can be bought here: https://www.boletoefectivo.com/ebf2020/boletos ========================= ========================= IMPORTANT: Passport (and Mexican Visa) are required to enter Mexico. Passport is also required to return to US. Don't leave home without your Passport. MEXICAN VISA: see https://www.meetup.com/Everything-Baja/discussions/5099190182739968/chat/ DATA/WIFI: see https://www.meetup.com/Everything-Baja/discussions/5974070658859008/chat/ PARKING OPTIONS: see https://www.meetup.com/Everything-Baja/discussions/6255779577069568/chat/ LIABILITY DISCLAIMER: The sole function of the organizers in this group is to arrange the suggested activities and time of the event. Each person (including guest members) who signs up "yes" for an event is responsible for his or her own safety and expenses. By signing up for an event organized by this group, you and your guest(s) are acknowledging that you are all aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with any event and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge this Meetup group & its organizers from and against any and all liability arising from you and your guest(s) participation in any of the group events. Each member of this group is responsible for ensuring that any and all guests they bring to an event have read this Liability Disclaimer and acknowledge it also.
Oct. 4th, 2020 is the date of one of Baja California’s best events: El Festival de Conchas y Vino. This event showcases dozens of wineries throughout the Valle de Guadalupe as well as a dozen plus restaurants in BC. Tickets include entry, a souvenir wine glass and unlimited samples. You are responsible for getting your own ticket and they can be purchased here: https://festival-de-las-conchas.boletia.com/ The itinerary will be as follows: Oct 4th 8:30 – Meet at the McDonalds along the trolley tracks in San Ysidro. 8:45 – Enter Tijuana by foot. 9:00 – Walk to the ABC Bus station and await departure. 9:15 – Take the ABC bus to Ensenada 11:15 – Arrive at the ABC bus station in Ensenada on Riverroll Road 11:30 – Take an Uber to the event location. Noon – Vinos y Conchas 6:30 – Take an Uber back to the ABC bus station 6:45 – 7:45 – Free time in downtown Ensenada 8:00 – Return to Tijuana 9:45 – ETA back in San Ysidro ***Some of us will try and grab a table to centralize things. Every 90 minutes or so we can check in as a group and gauge interest as to how much longer we as a group want to stay.*** Estimated budget: Ticket – 990 Pesos (~$48.50 depending on the exchange rate) Transportation - ~$11 X 2 (ABC Bus) Shared Uber - $2 If any questions please message me or post them in the comments sections. To take or consider taking: Passport (if you are not a Mexican citizen) Sunglasses Hat Phone charger Bottle of water Snack (Protein bar or granola bar) Do not park at a parking lot in San Ysidro as they surge the price on weekends. I prefer to park at the Palm Avenue trolley station and ride down to San Ysidro for a few dollars.