The Ultimate San Diego Bachelorette Guide
A San Diego bachelorette weekend can be anything you want it to be. If the bride’s vibe is a sunny relaxed weekend full of fun in the sun, and keeping active with her girls with fun activities like paddleboarding, surfing, and sailing, San Diego is an ideal destination for her bachelorette. But it’s also great for the party girl, or the girl that wants a little bit of both worlds. San Diego, as chill and relaxed as it is, gets surprisingly wild!!! You can spend your days seaside day-drinking and your nights spent exploring downtown’s rowdy rooftop bars and clubs.
SD is city-vibes-meets-beach-days and I am HERE. FOR. IT.
Where to stay for a San Diego bachelorette:
With a gorgeous shoreline and a bustling boardwalk filled with bars, beach restaurants and breweries, Pacific Beach is a no-brainer for where to stay in San Diego for a bachelorette.
The best hotels in Pacific Beach
A sophisticated, boutique hotel in PB, this little luxe hotel is an ideal place to stay with your girls. I mean LOOK at these room views. Plus you’re walking distance from the best bars in Pacific Beach, and you’re right on the beach for long days in the sun.
Where to stay in the Gaslamp Quarter
The best hotels in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. The Gaslamp District is San Diego’s downtown – it’s buzzing and busy, with more city vibes and than the beach-casual vibes of PB.
If you like drinks, pools, and views as much as I do, you’ll love Andaz for a bachelorette. With a rooftop bar and pool in the buzzy Gaslamp District, this is a great spot for bachelorette parties in San Diego. A quick walk to all that downtown San Diego has to offer (city vibes, trendy eateries, rooftop cocktails, and shopping).
Super chic pool, 3 bars/lounges, a 24-hour fitness center, and a poolside bar. This place def screams San Diego bachelorette.
How gorgeous is this house? Encinitas is a super fun area to go out in – with lots of chic restaurants and cute bars. It’s far from downtown, but if you’re looking for more of your own house party with the option to explore a cute town with lots to do (and a great beach), this is a great option.
The best bars for a bachelorette party in San Diego:
HIGHLY recommend you spend a day (and a night) doing a Pacific Beach bar crawl – start at Lahaina Beach House, you can make your way up toward PB Shore Club, Firehouse, Fat Fish, Tower23, JRDN, The Duck Dive, and finish off at Dirty Birds. Also hit up the tropi-casual Baja Beach Cafe for 2-for-1 on all drinks every day 4-8pm.
For a big ‘city vibe’ night out, head to the gaslamp district (to some of the rooftops I mention below) and end the night with bottle service at PARQ or OMNIA.
The best rooftops in San Diego:
With a slogan like ‘Tequila Made Me Do it – #ElPrezPB”, you know this place is going to know how to have a good time. Expect sun, crowds, and a ton of fun.
Firehouse, Pacific Beach
For the perfect boozy brunch on a rooftop in San Diego, or sleek dance lounge vibes at night with an ocean view, Firehouse is your spot. It is inevitably crowded almost any night, and has DJs spinning house music multiple times a week, but the outdoor rooftop never feels sardiney – it’s nice and breezy.
The Rooftop by STK, Gaslamp District
Maybe the clubbiest rooftop in San Diego, so if that’s your vibe, get bottle service and spend the day or night here. Also they throw great pool parties.
The Nolen Rooftop Bar
14 floors high in the Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego, The Nolen rooftop bar is gorgeous, and specializes in creative cocktails in a sleek atmosphere.
Photo by The Rooftop Guide
PB Shore Club
Shore Club has always had one of the best beach views on the Pacific Beach boardwalk, but it leveled up its game last summer with the addition of a beautiful new open-air rooftop patio!
Catania, La Jolla
If you make your way to La Jolla, check out the delicious Italian restaurant with a cute rooftop in downtown. Perfect spot to grab lunch or dinner with your girls, or a date!
Where to eat with a bachelorette party in San Diego:
Konos Cafe: Great spot for a casual breakfast. Your hungover selves can walk over for some breakfast sandwiches and bomb breakfast burritos while you watch the surfers on the beach.
JRDN: Attached to the Tower23 hotel, JRDN is the perfect spot on the boardwalk for a high-end dinner or a cocktail with a fancy ocean view.
Ambrosio15: for delicious pizza and a casual-chic dinner spot, this is a gem.
Cafe 21 – super upbeat, cute cafe with great food.
Tocaya San Diego – LA-based organic eatery – super cute.
Meze: Greek restaurant IDEAL for groups. Dinner service runs until 11 p.m. throughout the week, and on Friday and Saturday until 12:00am, and weekend brunch features bottomless mimosas and bloody marys with the purchase of an entree. All throughout the week, the full bar keeps things lively with signature cocktails such as the refreshing Tuscan Gimlet, the savory Dirty Mezè, and the spicy Drop It Like It’s Hot.
Searsucker: one of my favorite dinner spots in SD – this popular Gaslamp Quarter restaurant is known for shared plates and its lively bar and lounge area, making it a great spot for a bachelorette party.
BangBang: Sushi in a clubby atmosphere. Great for groups.
What to do with a bachelorette party in San Diego:
Fun bachelorette activities in San Diego are everywhere! Here are some of my favorite things to do with my girls.
Getting out on the water with your girls is a MUST for a bachelorette party in San Diego!
Photo via JessThrowItOn.com
Everyone wants to try surfing at least once! So whether or not you guys are experts, it’s fun to rent some boards for the day in PB. Anyone that would rather just sun can do that, too!
Go for a bike ride together! This company does FREE bike delivery to your hotel or airbnb! Isn’t that awesome?
What to wear in San Diego for a San Diego Bachelorette Party Weekend:
San Diego is super casual, but you’re going to want to pack your cutest bikinis and cover ups!
Cute bachelorette party favors for a San Diego bachelorette:
Matching sarongs for the beach!
Customizable beach bags are so cute for a bachelorette weekend – and gives you somewhere to put all your favors for each girl!
Love these tanks on Etsy – so cute.
I love the idea of a whole group matching in these personalized floppy hats – $20 on etsy!
I love this idea for including in everyone’s goodie bags!
And don’t forget some fun bachelorette party decor!
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