San Diego is an underrated bachelorette party destination that’s loved for its year-round sunny weather, outdoor activities, exciting nightlife, and plenty of must-try restaurants. Whether your bride-to-be is the girl who wants to stay active all weekend by surfing and paddleboarding or wants to party every day while eating at the best restaurants, San Diego has it all.
To help you plan the perfect San Diego bachelorette party itinerary, we turned to travel advisor Addie Bell of Jetset & Travel who has all of the insider knowledge.
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How much does a San Diego bachelorette party typically cost?
The total price depends on different variables like how long the trip is, how many people you’re traveling with, or the time of year. According to Bell, the average cost of a three-day bachelorette party in San Diego is anywhere from $700-$900 per person, excluding airfare.
When is the best time to visit San Diego for a bachelorette party?
The summer months are typically the best time to visit San Diego because of the weather and nearby beaches. However, Bell says March and April are also great times to go to San Diego because there will be fewer crowds and equally great weather. The coolest months are January and February, and they also tend to be the quietest months for visitors.
Think you want a San Diego bachelorette party? Keep reading for where to stay, where to eat, and what to do in San Diego while celebrating with your closest friends.
Where to Stay in San Diego
Bell suggests staying at The Pendry San Diego, which is in the heart of the buzzy Gaslamp district. It’s just blocks from the San Diego Convention Center and Petco Park, as well as dozens of bars and eateries, vibrant nightlife, beaches, shopping, and more. The Pendry is a trendy destination within itself with a rooftop pool, restaurants, and bars on-site. The hotel also offers a selection of events and venues that provide fun experiences year-round like live music and special tastings.
Another option is the Andaz San Diego, a stylish boutique hotel with a rooftop that overlooks the city and has DJs playing on the weekends. Both properties are within walking distance to all of the best spots, so there’s a sense of convenience and comfort that your bachelorette group will love.
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If you’re more interested in booking through a vacation rental site like Airbnb, we found options that can accommodate an entire group, so you don’t have to split up. For example, this private resort home sleeps up to 10 guests and is within close proximity to the city’s major attractions and beaches. Or you can opt for this four-bedroom residential home that sleeps up to 12 guests with views of the city center.
Where to Eat in San Diego
San Diego is a foodie’s heaven since it’s home to some of the best chefs and restaurants, ranging in all different cuisines. San Diego's most popular food is Mexican, but the city is ever-changing and everything from microbreweries to sushi spots are opening up making it even more of a reason for food-lovers to visit.
- Best Brunch Spots: Cafe21, MorningGlory, Provisional at Pendry, Konos Cafe
- Best Dinner Spots: Born and Raised, Lionfish, Sevilla, Water Grill, Huntress, NoBu, STK
What to Do in San Diego
San Diego has something to do for everyone in your bridal party. From yoga on the beach to day drinking, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite things to do while you’re there:
- Pool party on a rooftop
- Baseball game at Petco Park
- Relax or biking at a beach
- Spa day at Spa Kingston
- Party bike for day drinking tours
- Paddle boarding in Mission Bay
- Duffy boat
- Yoga on the beach
How to Get Around San Diego
The easiest way to get around San Diego is by car or walking. Ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft are available in San Diego, as well as taxis and public transportation. If you’re staying in the downtown area or near the city center, mostly everything will be within walking distance.
San Diego Bachelorette Party Itinerary
- Morning: Check into your hotel or house for the weekend. Head to Breakfast Republic for a quick bite to eat and don’t forget to try their churro pancakes.
- Afternoon: Arrange a catamaran cruise in the bay or a duffy boat to sail until sunset.
- Evening: After your boat day, grab drinks at The Rooftop by STK where you can get panoramic skyline views and speciality cocktails, followed by dinner at STK Steakhouse afterward, which is perfect for groups.
- Morning: Eat at Konos Cafe for a casual breakfast. Cure your hangovers with the breakfast sandwiches and breakfast burritos while you watch the surfers on the beach.
- Afternoon: Enjoy a pool day at Pendry rooftop where you can book a private cabana. Here you can have plenty of drinks and lunch.
- Evening: Indulge in dinner at Pendry's Lionfish for seafood dishes and sushi. After dinner, get table service for a night out at Oxford Social Club (right downstairs from Lionfish), followed by late hour drinks at Fifth and Rose cocktail bar.
- Morning: Brunch at Morning Glory in Little Italy where you’ll be mesmerized by the pink eclectic décor and delicious food.
- Afternoon: Have a fun beach day with paddleboarding in Mission Bay followed by Social Cycle party biking around the Gaslamp district.
- Evening: Early dinner at Nobu before you get ready to depart.