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30 Spectacular Spots in San Diego to Host a Bachelorette Party

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Hey—planning a wedding is hard. Planning a bachelorette party doesn’t need to be. Especially when you’re planning your girls celebration in San Diego. America’s Finest City pushes stereotypical bachelorette shenanigans out the window thanks to the buzzing businesses and versatile venues that call the city home. Here, every kind of celebration is right at your fingertips—from day trips to wine country to spa retreats to retail therapy at premiere lifestyle destinations. San Diego has it all and to make it even easier for you and your girls, we have it all lined up below so you can do less planning and more celebrating.

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Get Pampered at Leo-Nails

North Park, San Diego, California
New to the SD scene, Leo Nails in North Park adds some California glam to your gals' day of pampering. Designed to be a friendly gathering place for ladies and gents alike, Leo's goal is to be THE destination for resetting and relaxing. One look and we think you'll agree.
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Get a Taste of France at Jeune et Jolie

Carlsbad, California
Can’t make it to France in time for your bachelorette? Say bonjour to this little slice of heaven in Carlsbad. Jeune et Jolie already delivers with an impeccable menu of French-inspired bites, but their sophisticated interiors and charming outdoor patio really seal the deal for a girls get-together to celebrate the bride.
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Relax at The Guild Hotel

Downtown, San Diego, California
The new downtown hotel blends its historic past with a modern aesthetic to create a timeless venue for your pre-wedding celebration. In addition to their elegant ballrooms, The Guild Hotel also houses a chic lounge and sunny garden terrace ideal for intimate gatherings.
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Shop at This Darling Neighborhood Hotspot

Normal Heights, San Diego, California
Located in the Normal Heights neighborhood of San Diego, Maven is a locally-owned retail space that seeks to provide a platform for independent designers and makers while informing its surrounding community. Founded in 2015 by California native, Alexandra Hall, Maven features a diverse range of lifestyle products from apothecary to apparel to homewares. Carefully curated and inspired by major metropolitan cities across the country, Maven reflects the growing desire for mindfully made and aesthetically driven goods for a simplified life. 
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Book a Mezcal Tasting at Tahona Bar

Old Town, San Diego, California
At Tahona Bar you can get a taste of Mexican culture not only through over one hundred of their mezcal selections, but also through the cool and colorful design of the Old Town tasting room. Book an exclusive tasting for you and your girls to cheers to becoming Mrs!
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Dinner & a Movie, the San Diego Way (From the Pool)learn more

Bring your giant swan floatie for your dive-in movie night with the girls. Authentic, intimate, and cool, this boutique hotel is close to San Diego International Airport, the Gaslamp quarter, the beaches and more. This retro-outfitted spot is perfect for a weekend of sleepovers, take out and movies, so grab your girls and head over to this 'pearl' of a hotel. 
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Go Beach Camping

San Diego, California
One of the best parts of San Diego is the abundance of beachside camping spots! Grab an RV, an airstream or just a good ol' tent and host a bonfire bachelorette bash. Think s'mores, storytelling, surfing and impromptu swims. Inside tip: Carlsbad campgrounds and San Elijo campgrounds sell out fast, so show up the morning of to get on the cancellation list or make sure to book a spot far in advance.
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Shop at One Paseo

Del Mar, California
A little retail therapy is always necessary—especially when you’re shopping at One Paseo. The Carmel Valley destination is home to fitness studios, a Dry Bar, eateries like Tocaya and North Italia, as well as boutiques like Pigment, Marrow Fine and Van de Vort so you can plan a full day of bachelorette festivities.
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Surf & Slumber at This Leucadian Boutique Hotellearn more

Have you and your fair ladies been wanting to learn to surf? Whether you are already pros or total beginners this new boutique hotels offers SURF & STAY packages! Rent a cabana, learn to surf or cruise around town on a beach cruiser for the most laid back bach bash yet. Doesn't everyone need a little R&R before the big day?
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Brunch at Morning Glory

Little Italy, San Diego, California
Practice saying “I do” over a bachelorette brunch at fun and funky Morning Glory. Among pink furnishings and gold accents, dig into filling staples like eggs benedict, pancakes and biscuits and gravy. Oh, and did we mention the cocktails? You’ll want to order a few of those morning libations, too.

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Plan the Ultimate Beach Day

San Diego, California
Buy a blanket from local San Diego shops and head to the beach for a swim, bonfire or picnic. Choose from Encinitas, Carlsbad, Leucadia, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Coronado, La Jolla, Windansea, and more. Your lady crew can't go wrong with some good ol' fashioned beach time so pick a blaket, grab some burritos and head to the beach!
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Eat Oysters in Little Italylearn more

Grab your best mates and get ready to have a shucking good time at this oyster and specialty cocktail restaurant. A certified 'it' spot of SD, come here for the oysters and let your server guide you through the book (yes, seriously) of craft cocktail options. Plan to get here a little early though as menu items are fresh, in limited quantities and on a first come, first serve basis. Read: When they're gone, they're gone.
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Head to This Female Owned Distillerylearn more

Female distillers are not a dime a dozen, so go support your fellow lady boss at this distillery in East Village. Founder Laura Johnson is the head distiller of You & Yours, which means she has joined in on the very small handful of female lead distillers in the USA. Inside tip: Stop by for a cocktail, enjoy a tasting flight or book an event. They can accommodate groups of up to 85.
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Have a Spa Day at Four Moonslearn more

For the chill bride, plan a day of relaxation and rejuvenation at Four Moons Spa. The Encinitas venue is a blissful respite from wedding planning craziness with traditional spa services and a magical, lush garden to convene after everyone’s treatments.
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Have Wine Night at Carruth Cellars Urban Winery

Little Italy, San Diego, California
Depending on your party’s size, the popular urban winery’s three San Diego locations each offer an idyllic venue. If your bachelorette crew is a grander affair, look to their Solana Beach or Little Italy wine garden. For a more intimate celebration, the Carlsbad stop is perfect for an afternoon wine tasting.
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Vegan-Victorian Vibes in South Park

South Park, San Diego, California
Welcome to pink, vegan-Victorian vibes with a splash of punk rock at this fun South Park restaurant. In a nutshell, picture a marriage between Dolly Parton and Courtney Love, that's kinda the best way to explain Kindred. Kinda. The inventive menu means you and your gal pals will have the finer dishes of life: burgers, risotto, curry and more. The catch? Everything at Kindred is 100% vegan so you can eat good and feel good in this one-of-a-kind setting.
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Eat at Campfire & Hit Up Carlsbad's Dive Barslearn more

How does fire-roasted, camp vibes by the beach sound? If you weren't able to secure one of San Diego's famous beachside campsites, make sure to visit Campfire to get your fill. After dinner, walk across the sidewalk from Campfire and sit down for wine tasting at the wine bar, followed by a fun dive bar crawl in downtown Carlsbad. The pub crawl is quite famous and has even been affectionately named 'the Carlsbad Crawl.'
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Pick Out Flowers & Grab Breakfast (at the Same Time!)

South Park, San Diego, California
If you're from San Diego, then you've most definitely seen this spot all over Instagram. It's a coffee shop, cafe, flower shop, home and gift store, and popular hang out spot all rolled into one dreamy place. Stop here with the girls for a post-night out avocado toast and honey lavender latte
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Rooftop Pools, Champagne Vending Machines & Stunning Decor at Pendry

Downtown, San Diego, California
Set in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, Pendry San Diego is just blocks from Petco Park as well as a plethora of bars, restaurants, and more. Here's your itinerary: check-in and immediately go to the champagne vending machine, then head to the rooftop pool for cocktails and down-time, have dinner at one of the several onsite restaurants, and finally, hit up onsite Oxford Social Club for drinks and dancing. Best. Day. Ever.
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Head to a Hidden Tiki Paradise

Little Italy, San Diego, California
It's speakeasy time! Walk through a hidden cooler in Craft & Commerce and find yourself in a Polynesian paradise called False Idol, complete with hula girls, tropical drinks, and relics from the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland. Order the $40 shareable cocktails, including the Luau Scorpion bowl for four people and the interactive Alkala the Fierce made with chai-infused bourbon, aged and dark rum, vanilla, pimento dram and orgeat. 
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Book a One-of-a-Kind Dinner at Juniper & Ivylearn more

The modern Little Italy restaurant offers three separate options on site for your bachelorette venue. You’ll feel the contemporary, woodsy atmosphere whether you’re celebrating on the al fresco patio, semi-private dining room, or on the second-floor overlook.
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Spa-cation at Rancho Valencialearn more

Gather your gals for an epic spa adventure. The rooms at Rancho Valencia are darling, the bathrooms are super luxe for your getting ready moments and they have an incredible pool with chic cabanas for relaxing. Inside tip: Grab appetizers at the Pony Room around sunset and watch the hot air balloons soar over the San Diego horizon. 
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Have a Great Gatsby Inspired Cocktail Experiencelearn more

If you're looking for a retro moment, head to Polite Provisions. This 1930’s prohibition-inspired bar in University Heights has a 100 foot long marble bar, lots of brass touches and velvet cushions. If you get hungry, you can pop in the adjoining Soda & Swine for some light bites before hitting the town. Inside tip: Polite Provisions offers cocktail classes. Contact them for info!
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Bowl, Dine & Drink at Punch Bowl Social

East Village, San Diego, California
Housed inside the Coliseum Athletic Club, Punch Bowl Social is a super entertainment venue with arcade games, great eats and drinks, and karaoke. Your crew can go wild with the games or look into securing a private section for a more exclusive celebration.
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Have Poke and Popsicle Cocktails at The Grass Skirt

Pacific Beach, San Diego, California
The tiki bar sensation is sweeping the nation and San Diego is no exception. Round up your lady friends for a night of fun drinks in fun glasses in a fun bar and instantly transport yourself to the beaches of somewhere tropical. Conceptualized by the group who brought you Kettner Exchange, The Grass Skirt is sure to be a winner for a night on the town.
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Grab a Matcha at This Blush Pink Cafe

North Park, San Diego, California
A blush and palm, female founded matcha cafe called Holy Matcha?! Yes, please. Founder Geraldine Ridaura was inspired to open Holy Matcha after traveling to Japan and discovering the vibrant green tea. In awe and amazement of all the benefits of matcha, Geraldine set forth on a journey to introduce it to her community and thus, Holy Matcha was born. 
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Go Wine Tasting in a Warehouselearn more

The Sidebar at The Rose is the perfect wine tasting setting for your bridal shower or bachelorette bash, birthday party, or all of the above. This Spanish Colonial style warehouse is at the center of the independent business corridor of South Park and is attached to The Rose Wine Bar + Bottle Shop which features a large selection of natural and organic wine and food. 
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Wander Around Liberty Public Market

Point Loma, San Diego, California
Hello, Liberty Public Market! This is pretty much the super cool, permanent version of the trendy public markets that are popping up everywhere these days. There are so many fun things to do here – take a tip from Local Wanderer and stop by Moniker Generalfor coffee and shopping, then Soda & Swine for some yummy sliders, followed by Bottlecraft to grab a beer to share while wandering around the market. Inside tip: You can drink in the market and outside on the grass and patio. 
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Day Trip to Temecula

Temecula, California
It’d be a shame to throw a celebration with the whole bridal party and not take advantage of all of the amazing wineries in nearby Temecula. San Diego’s wine country is lined with beautiful, spacious vineyards with on-site tasting rooms, tours and plenty of lounge areas to plan out a fun afternoon of winery hopping!
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For Your Bachelorette Bash Mamas

San Diego, California
If you and your girl gang have kiddos at home, Hatched Collective may be the perfect esacape for your bachelorette bash. Sign up for one of their many workshops here including cooking, art, and more. The perfect spot for creative mamas to work, learn, laugh, play and create. 

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