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Top bachelorette party ideas in San Diego

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Top bachelorette party ideas in San Diego

The most memorable bachelorette parties are marked by a healthy combination of getting wild and relaxing, all in the right atmosphere. And while there’s no question that San Diego’s walkable neighborhoods and sunny ocean views make it unforgettable, this city is also buzzing with diverse group activities to make a lasting impression on your group. Low-key tranquility, thrilling adventures, or pulsating nightlife - it’s all here. We’ll guide you through the hottest spots and coolest experiences to plan your upcoming adventure before the big day.

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Day Time

Boozy Brunch

Savor the bachelorette party vibes brunching in the heart of North Park's energetic culinary scene at The Seventh House. The mood is whimsical, from the Tarot card-inspired artwork to the sultry velvet booths. Vines, mirrors, and globe lights hang from the ceiling to enhance the ambiance while you and your crew enjoy the blend of French and Baja cuisine. They offer different fresh juice mimosas and decadent dishes like Lobster Benedict. If you’re after indulgence, consider the Let Them Eat Cake Tower, a gold fountain bubbling with boozy punch surrounded by a tiered assortment of cakes and seasonal fruits.

Explore San Diego Botanic Garden

The ultimate urban oasis for photo ops invites you to immerse in 29 uniquely themed gardens featuring various plants from all over the globe. Walk through North America’s biggest collection of living bamboo then dive into the Under Sea Succulent Garden, where the plants mirror coral reefs. Trails cover 4 miles of blooming exhibits, rainforest waterfalls, and glimpses of Encita’s coveted ocean views. For an $18 ticket, the entire site can be explored in several hours or you can hit a few main attractions in under two.

Rooftop Pool Party Lounge

Soak up the sun at The Pool House, Pendry Hotel’s rooftop pool lounge with crazy views of Gaslamp down below. Whether you're leaning towards laid-back poolside lunch in between adventures or splurging on a private cabana for the day, this is the ideal bachelorette chill zone. Treat yourself to light fare, burgers, tacos, or sandwiches. Then wash it down with a frozen drink or your choosing from their extensive drink menu. If you want to amp up for Sunday Funday, things kick off at 1pm with their weekly pool party, complete with a live DJ.

Wine Tasting & Local Shopping

Balancing something old with something new is Bernardo Winery’s approach to winemaking with a blend of techniques dating back to their opening in 1889. Taste flights of red, white, and sweet varieties for just $20, pairable with a pizza from their wood-fired oven. Once you’ve savored your wine, browse the onsite Village Shop Wednesday through Sunday for locally-made candles, sweets, and women’s clothes. Explore even more artisan products at their farmer’s market on Friday mornings. While reservations aren't a must, if your crew wants a private tour and tasting, just shoot them an inquiry to book.

Sightseeing in La Jolla

Captivating coastal vistas make La Jolla stand out as one of the most picturesque beachside cities in San Diego, with endless sightseeing activities. Embark on your journey by watching the legendary La Jolla seals play in the sun at Children's Pool Beach. A fifteen-minute walk up the road will take you to Sunny Jim's Sea Cave—hand carved and a century old– with 145 steps leading to a cavernous ocean outlook. Take the sightseeing underwater, less than a five-minute drive from the cave, where you can snorkel, kayak, or paddle board over 600 acres of marine life with remarkable visibility at La Jolla Underwater Park.

Spa Day at Rancho Valencia

What’s more crucial than a well-deserved recovery day after a night of partying? The Spa at Rancho Valencia is a Mediterranean-infused haven ranked 5 stars by Forbes for its iconic facilities and top-tier service. Situated just outside of San Diego, the grounds are vibrant with gardens, flourishing olive groves, and an enchanting waterfall. Spa treatments grant access to fitness classes, the spa pool, hydrotherapy circuit, sauna, and steam rooms. Enhance your service with a relaxing bath soak or manual lymph drainage. To extend your visit, you and the girls can grab blowouts before another evening out or secure a cabana reservation to take in the serenity all day long.

Rent a Yacht

Dive into a day of dancing, swimming, and sunning yourself on San Diego Bay alongside Mai Tai Charters. Their offerings span from $500 to $2,500 per hour, varying on guest count, and provide a variety of optional additions for food, bar, and limousine transportation to and from your hotel. Make the most of your experience by scheduling your outing any Monday through Thursday to benefit from a 20% discount special that includes beer and wine.

Night Time

Spend a Night at Hotel Del Coronado

Hotel del Coronado is a world-famous landmark, celebrated for it’s rich history, hosting esteemed guests such as Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, and several U.S. presidents. It’s Victorian charm, picturesque beachfront, and exceptional service make it an exciting destination for bachelorette exploration. Lounge on daybeds at Del Beach, opt for beach cruiser rentals, or take a ghost tour of the hotel – these are just some of the numerous onsite activities you and your girls will find here. At night, step back into the glamorous past, sipping cocktails over live music Thursday through Saturday at the original Babcock & Story Bar, then turn up with bottle service at Sundeck with a live DJ Friday & Saturday. Rooms rates are on the higher end, but the quality, service, and amenities justify the cost for a memorable stay.

Bar Hop in Gaslamp

There’s a bounty of places to casually hop between in Gaslamp – think bars, eateries, comedy clubs, and music spots – all lining the streets for your squad to stroll through. Start below ground at Trailer Park After Dark, a cool dive bar themed like a trailer park. Then, venture up to the 22nd floor of the San Diego Marriott for panoramic views at Altitude Sky Lounge. Wrap up the evening at the Coin-Op Game Room, a mixture of old-school and new-age games like Skee-Ball, Pacman, and Dance Dance Revolution.

Take the Party to a Speakeasy

Step into an escapist’s dream in the realm of San Diego's hidden speakeasies. Down a set of stairs and behind an unsuspecting moss-covered door is the speakeasy version of Alice in Wonderland, Vin de Syrah. Swap out the tea party for a diverse collection of over 100 imported wines in addition to a full cocktail menu and small bites. Grassy, floral elements, spewing teapots, and suspended umbrellas surround tufted lounges blending together sophistication and fantasy. DJs set the scene nightly Thursday through Saturday, switching to live music on Sunday. Their group packages feature tasting sessions and VIP experiences perfect for bachelorette party accommodations.

Group Dinner

From its humble origins as a forgotten warehouse in Little Italy, Juniper & Ivy has blossomed into an acclaimed restaurant, dishing out delectable new American cuisine crafted with local ingredients. They've retained that spacious, open vibe while adding a touch of artistic flair to the atmosphere whether you dine indoors or outdoors. Expect a la carte and prix-fixe experiences thoughtfully curated to match the season's freshest ingredients. For $80, you can pick from various options for each of your four courses. Servers and sommeliers are ready to pair your order with selections from their award-winning wine list for an additional $45-$75.

Catch a Drag Show

Featured on TLC, the lively Lips Drag Show Queens go all out in their performances, using the entire disco-decorated room to engage the audience. Costume changes, a mix of music, and some seriously impressive stunts make for a fun-filled show essential to any bachelorette trip. The menu offers a range of plates under $25, and if the gang is looking for something to drink from their fully stocked bar, we recommend the famous Lips Frozen Cosmopolitan. Ask about their special packages that'll even get the bride up onstage with the Queens. Show tickets range from $32.95 to $43.95 and are only by reservation.

Hit the Night-Clubs

The nightlife scene is buzzing and easy to navigate in Gaslamp, with venues mostly within walking distance from each other. Onyx, for instance, has three distinct rooms featuring a dynamic mix of top hits, hip-hop, light EDM, and more in rotation to dance the night away. Inquire about their bachelorette accommodations ahead of time. If you’re looking for a one-stop shop to enjoy dinner with the group before hitting the club, Parq's inviting restaurant brings the outside inside with illuminated trees throughout the room. They’ve been known to host renowned performers and DJs such as Pauly D, YG, and Sam Feldt.

Adult Entertainment

Catch the mesmerizing moves and entertainment at Hunk-O-Mania over in Chula Vista – it's all about a chill night filled with laughter and memories for the crew. If you’d rather the show come to you, Bad Girl Productions will dispatch male or female exotic dancers straight to your Airbnb, hotel, yacht rental, or even your party bus. Pick your dancer from their lineup or roll with themes like cheeky butlers or charming cabana boys.