Make your way to the considerable Plaza Civica, and head toward the gleaming trio of golden head statues (from which the locals derived the name La Plaza de Las Tres Cabezas — the plaza of three heads).
The statues represent three historically significant Mexicans, starting with Venustiano Carranza, El Primer Jefe, the "First Chief" who was instrumental in the Mexican Revolution. Next, Manuel Hidalgo, a Catholic priest who also played a leading role in the Mexican Revolution. Finally, Benito Juarez, arguably the most powerful Mexican in history, was Mexico's first indigenous president, serving for 14 years. The golden statues and glinting sun combine to present a unique Instagrammable photo op.
At around 125 years old, Hussong's is one of the oldest bars in Baja California, and even has a sister outpost in Las Vegas. Like many during the late 1800s, original owner Johann (John) Hussong arrived in Ensenada in search of gold. A series of events put John in the position of running a bar just temporarily. Long story short, it still stands today.
Hussong's is also the (likely) birthplace of the much-loved and consumed margarita. Legend has it that barkeep Don Carlos Orozco mixed equal parts tequila, damiana and lime and served it over ice in a now-iconic salt-rimmed glass to none other than Margarita Henkel, the daughter of the German ambassador to Mexico. Take yourself down to the cantina, avoiding the strutting pigeons as your feet crunch across the peanut shell-covered floor, and enjoy the live music (as well as a two-for-one drink if your timing is lucky).