The Guadalupe Valley, just south of Tecate, is called the “Napa of Mexico” and that means lots of wine-grape growing, wine making and one of the usual side businesses, great food and places to stay.

The outstanding show on our local PBS station, Crossing South, once again ran its story on the Guadalupe Valley the other night. I had a chapter on Baja’s Highway 3, which runs from the U.S. border at Tecate south to Ensenada, in my 2003 book, Weekend Driver San Diego.

It’s a beautiful place to visit and host Jorge Meraz does a great job in showing us the beautiful scenery and experiences that await visitors. For your extended San Diego day trip, just head out Highway 94 to Highway 188 and the international border, then follow Mexico Highway 3 south through Tecate a few miles south to the valley. Have a great day!

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