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. 

So let’s get to it – Here is the Ultimate San Diego Bachelorette Guide to help you plan the perfect San Diego bachelorette.

Where to stay for a San Diego bachelorette:

Pacific Beach

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. 

Pacific Beach oceanfront rental house, sleeps 13

This house with hot tub is IDEALLY located right on Pacific Beach, so you’ll be steps from the sand and in the heart of all the action for your San Diego bachelorette. Also has a hot tub!

The best hotels in Pacific Beach

Tower 23 Hotel

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. 

Mission Beach / Mission Bay

Waterfront house, sleeps 12

Rent a house right on Mission Bay and be right near the action of Pacific Beach, but with a waterfront oasis of your own.

Your ground floor patio (with the water reflected off windows)



Or, this gorgeous VRBO features two beautiful waterfront homes that combine for a total of 4 bedrooms + 4 bathrooms, 3 full levels of water frontage, and sleep 16 guests (12 adults max). Units have their own separate entries & not connected inside. We are located in the heart of Mission Beach, steps to Mission Bay Sport and Aquatic Center, and walking distance to the Ocean, numerous shops, restaurants, & entertainment!

Modern Oceanfront Elegance

Unobstructed ocean views from the 3rd level deck

How dreamy is this newly-remodeled Cape Cod inspired 4-bedroom, 4-bath,1855 sq. ft. ocean front home!

Its amazing, well-furnished 400+ sq. ft. deck will be the center of your activities with breathtaking ocean and sunset views – and it also has a fire pit surrounded by a comfortable seating cluster making it is a great place to sip morning coffee, enjoy an al fresco meal, an easy barbecue, or to simply relax after your day’s adventures

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. 

Andaz Hotel

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). 

Pendry San Diego

Super chic pool, 3 bars/lounges, a 24-hour fitness center, and a poolside bar. This place def screams San Diego bachelorette.

Little Italy penthouse with rooftop, sleeps 14

This incredible private rooftop features a BBQ and fire pit.

Where to stay in La Jolla

La Valencia La Jolla

For a chic option for a smaller group of girls, check out La Valencia – my favorite hotel in La Jolla! I love the location because you can walk so many places and its beautiful iconic pink architecture and overlooking ocean views make it a top luxury hotel in SD. 

Where to stay in Encinitas

Encinitas modern OCEANFRONT house, sleeps 10 guests

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:

El Prez, Pacific Beach

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.

Photo by The Rooftop Guide

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:

Pacific Beach

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.

Gaslamp District:


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.

Go sailing!

Getting out on the water with your girls is a MUST for a bachelorette party in San Diego!

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Paddleboarding in Mission Bay

Paddleboarding is always such a fun bachelorette party activity. Go during the day (you can rent through here) or do a sunset tour!

Surf Rentals in Pacific Beach

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!

Bike Rentals 

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 cute dresses, and cutest bikinis and cover ups


Sweet Surprise Bright Pink High-Low Maxi Dress

FAITHFULL THE BRAND Liya Top in El Marsa Floral Print

It's a Perfect Pick Navy Blue Floral Print Cutout Maxi Dress Afternoon Fun Orange Floral Print Tie-Front Wide-Leg Jumpsuit

L*SPACE Nico Dress in Cream Beach Bunny Tanner Romper in Pink Snake 

LPA Baina Jumpsuit in Black & White Indah Julie Maxi Dress in Taman

Cute bachelorette party favors for a San Diego bachelorette:

A custom makeup bag 

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(only $6.75 each on Etsy!)

Matching sarongs for the beach!

These super chic matching bikini cover ups from Kenny Flowers are only $28 each when you order 8+ and use the code BACHPARTY and make for the IDEAL girls gift they’ll love and use over and over again

Customizable Beach Totes with the girls’ names, the bachelorette hashtag, or anything!

Customizable beach bags are so cute for a bachelorette weekend – and gives you somewhere to put all your favors for each girl!

Cute matching fanny packs for a bachelorette party

Custom hangover kits! 

Matching bachelorette tanks, with a white one for the bride

Classy bachelorette party favors everyone will love. Bachelorette party favor bags. Bachelorette party bags. Bachelorette party koozies tanks headbands

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Love these tanks on Etsy – so cute. 

Custom Floppy Hats with names or phrases

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I love the idea of a whole group matching in these personalized floppy hats – $20 on etsy!

White heart sunglasses

Custom bachelorette party tattoos for everyone

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I love this idea for including in everyone’s goodie bags!


And don’t forget some fun bachelorette party decor!

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