San Diego/San Ysidro
San Ysidro is a community of San Diego, California. Although administratively part of the City of San Diego, San Ysidro is geographically separated from the rest of the city by the entities of Chula Vista and National City just to the north. San Ysidro is often cited as the world's busiest land border crossing, where U.S. Interstate 5 crosses into Tijuana, Mexico.
Technically, San Ysidro is only the neighborhood closest to the border crossing. This article includes adjacent neighborhoods in South San Diego, including the Otay Mesa area, Palm City, and the Tijuana River Valley.
By carOn the U.S. side, I-5 and I-805 connect San Ysidro to the communities to the north. You can drive to the border crossing and then continue driving through, or park at one of the lots and walk through. Parking at one of the lots costs about $4-9 a day. Traffic is pretty heavy coming up from Mexico.
Brown Field Municipal AirportGeneral aviation
Tijuana River Valley Regional ParkAn 1800-acre San Diego County park along the Mexican border. Includes a bird and butterfly garden and a sports complex.
Smuggler's GulchA valley previously known for smuggling and unauthorized travel between the United States and Mexico, leading to the construction of a large embankment blocking the valley at the border.
phone: +1 619-575-3613Mainly within Imperial Beach, but only accessible from San Ysidro. Includes the International Friendship Park, which is just inland from the place where the border meets the ocean. The road within the park is only open on weekends when there is no flooding, but the park itself is still open when the gates are closed.
phone: +1 619-934-8400address: 4211 Camino De La PlazaA outlet center with around 125 stores and restaurants.
phone: +1 619-690-3187address: 362 E San Ysidro BlvdFor those looking for great Mexican food without crossing the border.
phone: +1 619 690-6663address: 160 East Calle Primera
phone: +1 619 429-7600address: 1101 Hollister St