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Calexico is a city in Imperial County in California, located just across the U.S.-Mexican border from Mexicali.

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Calexico is located at the southern end of Highway 111, and in the middle of Highway 78 E-W. From San Diego, take I-8 to Highway 78; the trip lasts about two hours.

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For private pilots, Calexico International Airport (ICAO: KCXL) is a common place for traveling to and from Baja to file customs and entry forms.

Imperial Airport (ICAO: KIPL) offers a few commercial flights, but is primarily general aviation; most commercial passengers would travel through San Diego or Yuma and rent a car.

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Calexico is served by Greyhound from Los Angeles (around 6 hours) or San Diego (around 4 hours).

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  • Most visitors to Calexico arrive on foot from the sister city Mexicali. From downtown Calexico it's a short walk to the border crossing and several tourist areas on the other side. U.S. citizens do not require a passport for short trips to the border area of Mexico.

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  • A few miles west of Calexico on Highway 98 is the Mount Signal Cafe. This small cantina is owned by a former female professional bullfighter.
  • Rubin No. II, five to six blocks south of 98 and one block west of Imperial (CA 111) lies a small hole in the wall Mexican and Chinese restaurant on Emerson Street.

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  • Best Western John Jay Inn, 2421 Scaroni Rd, +1 760 768-0442 (fax: +1 760 768-1733), [1].  edit
  • Holiday Inn Express, 2501 Scaroni Rd, +1 760 768-6048, [2].  edit



  • Mx-flag.png Mexico, 408 Heber Ave, +1 760 357-3863 (fax: +1 760 357-6284), [3].  edit

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