For those exploring the north end of Baja California, Valle de Guadalupe is a must-see wine valley approximately an hour from coastal Ensenada or about a two-hour drive from San Diego. There are over 100 wineries in the region, but you don’t have to drink alcohol to soak up the sun and enjoy the beautiful mountain landscapes. Fellow plant-based friends and I found cauliflower steaks and delicious pizza at the lovely, open-air Coraza Restaurante. Later we watched the sunset and walked around the attractive property at Casa Frida, which has various mostly outdoor restaurants/ bars. Getting a dose of nature, tranquility, and local culture is worth the drive.