Sun, sand, and surf aren’t the only things that make San Diego the location to host a memorable bachelor party. Day and nighttime activities are endless and offer a variety of one-of-a-kind thrills for any group. Planning can be overwhelming, but if you follow our guide to the best bachelor party ideas, you and your gang are guaranteed to have an epic time. We've got you covered, from adrenaline-pumping day trips to unforgettable nights out.
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Day Time Activities
Boozy Brunch & Lunch
Kick the day off with bottomless mimosas and punch bowls at Duck Dive in Pacific Beach. Fill up on popular dishes like the French Toast Trio Platter or Carblano Benny in this open atmosphere industrial-style brunch spot. Hit one of our favorite go-to burger spots, Swagyu, for brunch or lunch, where the gang can get Swagyu Steak & Eggs or Wagyu Smash Patties. Then wash it down with a choice of beer, wine, or canned cocktails.
If you’ve got gamers in the crew, then Coin-Op Game Room in Gas Lamp is a must. Count on a broad mixture of new age and classic games like Skee-Ball, Pacman, Street Fighter, and Dance Dance Revolution. Share tacos, burgers, pizza or small plates over specialty cocktails, shots, and draft beers. Change machines and ATMs are on site, and they run specials for every home Padres game.
ATV Day Trip
The gang can get their thrills ATVing across Baja’s breathtaking mountainous trails. California Motorsport will pick you up from your San Diego hotel and take your group out for a full or half-day off-road tour. Add an element of relaxation with their wine-tasting or spa combination packages.
Jetski in Mission Bay
Keep the adrenaline boosted cruising on wave runners around the blue waters of one of America’s largest aquatic parks, Mission Bay. Adventure Water Sports offers jet skis and more low-key options like kayaks and paddle boards for any bachelor party-goer less interested in high-speed excitement.
Catch a Padres Game
San Diegans don’t just go to Padres Games for the baseball...they go for the food! The tri-tip nachos at Seaside Market are a fan favorite, and you can enjoy it with any craft beer from their extensive selection. Depending on when you buy and what game you catch, tickets can be as low as $20. Petco Park is downtown, making bar hopping in Gas Lamp super convenient afterward.
Rent a Yacht
Party out on San Diego Bay for the day with Mai Tai Charters. Packages range anywhere from $500-$2,500 an hour, depending on the number of guests, with multiple add-ons for food, bar, and limo transportation to and from your hotel. Go out any day Monday through Thursday and take advantage of their 20% discount special with beer and wine included.
La Jolla’s iconic Torrey Pines Golf Course is well known by golf enthusiasts for being a two-time location of the U.S. Open and for its stunning Pacific Ocean views. Drive along the top of coastal cliffs as you play this one-of-a-kind 18-hole course with your buddies. Don’t forget to stop by their pro shop to pick up some gear to make the trip even more memorable.
Night Time Activities
There’s no shortage of cigar shops and lounges throughout San Diego. Kick back and indulge in masterfully hand-rolled cigars or one from the well-stocked humidor at Cuban Cigar Factory in Gaslamp. Enjoy smoking indoors or outdoors over a selection from their beer and wine menu.
Gas Lamp’s Lou & Mickies has an impressive raw bar and aged steaks hand-cut daily. Their wine and spirits list is endless, with a multitude of whiskey options. Be seated in a swanky indoor dining room with chandeliers and Italian tile or outside on the patio to enjoy the unbeatable San Diego weather. Locals and visitors alike rave about their service, ambiance, and top-tier food quality, making this the perfect place to bring the guys for a group meal before a night out.
San Diego’s got a long list of unique speakeasies, each offering something different and appealing to any bachelor escapist. Themes are out of the box ranging from Roman mythology to crash-landed spaceships. Sip on flaming tiki drinks at the Polynesian-inspired Grass Skirt in Pacific Beach, then take the secret entrance next door into the 17th-century sailing ship, Captain’s Quarters.
Go Out in Gaslamp
Gas Lamp is known for its energetic nightlife with bars, restaurants, comedy clubs, music venues, and more. You’ll surely find plenty of entertaining hidden gems just by walking through the streets. For a neighborhood feel, stop by the eclectic corner bar Barley Mash where they’ve got DJs, live music, and quality food and drinks. Then take in the panoramic views at the award-winning Altitude Sky Lounge on the 22nd floor of the San Diego Marriott.
Club hopping in Gas Lamp is easy since most of the nightclubs are within walking distance of each other. Onyx has three different rooms playing a rotation of top hits, hip hop, light EDM, and more. Ask about their special bachelor party accommodations in advance. If you want to grab dinner with the crew before you party, hit Parq’s airy tree-lit indoor restaurant, then take it to their club. Check their website for events hosting performers and DJs like Pauly D, YG, and Sam Feldt.