Take your babes away for a weekend filled with beaches, beer, booze and outdoor activities in sun-kissed San Diego. This seaside California city is close to Mexico, the mountains, wineries, vinyards & more. The year-round temperate climate, bustling culture and things to do in San Diego make the city a perfect spot for a bachelorette party or weekend trip with your group.
Set in the historic Rose Grocery Building, and perfect blush backdrops for your bach party photos. The Sidebar at The Rose is the perfect wine tasting setting for your bridal shower or bachelorette bash, birthday party, corporate wine tasting or fundraiser. This Spanish Colonial style warehouse is at the center of the independent business corridor of South Park in uptown San Diego and is attached to The Rose Wine Bar + Bottle Shop which features a large selection of natural and organic wine and food. LEARN MORE
Welcome to blush 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.
A blush pink and palm, female founded matcha cafe called Holy Matcha?! Yes please. Let's hear it for the girls with this badass lady boss 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.
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.
Drink Coffee While Buying a Bouquet of Flowers, What?!
North Park, San Diego, California
If you're from San Diego, then you have most definitely been seeing 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 insta-worthy place. Stop here with the girls for a post-night out avocado toast and honey lavender latte.
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. LEARN MORE
Kettner Exchange is a restaurant with a sun-kissed main dining room that spills into the space’s main attraction—its open rooftop patio for San Diego sunshine vibes. Grab a craft cocktail from award-winning bartender and Beverage Director Steven Tuttle. If you are looking for delish food Kettner Exchange is San Diego’s ultimate open-air rooftop destination.
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.
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.
Hellooooo Liberty Public Market! This is pretty much the super cool 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 General for coffee and shopping, then Soda & Swine for some yummy sliders followed by Bottlecraft to grab a beer to share while wandering around the market! Fun Tip: You can drink in the market and outside on the grass and patio.
A trip to San Diego would not be complete without a visit to old town. Stay at Cosmopolitan Hotel and go shopping for Mexican pottery, textiles and goodies in charming Old Town. Make sure to drink a Cadillac margarita and dive into chips and salsa. Restored to it's glory as an 1870s-era hotel and restaurant, the Cosmopolitan was made for celebrating.
Quartyard is a 22,000 square foot container park in the middle of downtown San Diego with a craft beer garden, food trucks, concerts, coffee and cocktails. The perfect place to pre-party before a day of exploring, shopping or hitting the nightlife of San Diego.
Catch the New Orleans spirit in sunny Southern California. The Layfayette Hotel & Swim Club is a redesigned boutique hotel from the 1940's. This one-time haven for celebrities has become an iconic San Diego getaway for all kinds of folk—tycoons, free spirits, families, and couples. Eat, drink, and laugh at this colorful and jazzy home away from home. Fun Tip: Rent one of the poolside cabanas for the day!
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. Fun Tip: Grab appetizers at the Pony Room around sunset and watch the hot air balloons soar over the San Diego horizon.
If you and your gaggle of girls and guys are looking for a retro moment, head to Polite Provisions. This 1930’s soda fountain-inspired bar in San Diego’s University Heights neighborhood has a 100 foot white marble bar, lots of brass touches and velvet cushions. If you get hungry, then you can pop in the adjoining Soda & Swine for some light bites before hitting the town. Fun Tip: Polite Provisions offers cocktail classes. Contact them for info!
Ok so now you and your crew want to have some fancy schmancy cocktails. Well we have got the place for you. The US Grant is an opulent National Landmark that will make your fairy-tale fantasies a reality. After you and your ladies have your glitzy drinks, head out to the trendy Gaslamp Quarter for a night on the town and then back to your slumber party in one of the newly renovated rooms. Fun Tip: Indulge in delectable dishes, celebrate in a Speakeasy, and dance the night away beneath sparkling chandeliers in one of the six romantic ballrooms of this legendary hotel.
Head to This Female Owned Distillery #LadyBossesUnite
East Village, San Diego, California
Female distillers are NOT a dime a dozen, so go support your fellow lady boss at this new Distillery You & Yoursin SD. Female founder Laura Johnson, graduated from local university of USD, after traveling for a year to learn all about the craft of distilling. She is now the head distiller of You & Yours, which means she has joined in on the very small handful of female lead distillers in the U.S.A. Fun Tip: Stop by for a cocktail, enjoy a tasting flight or book and event with us. We can accommodate groups of up to 85.
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Go Camping Next To The Pacific Ocean!
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. Fun Tip: Carlsbad campgrounds and San Elijo campgrounds sell out early so show up the morning of to get on the cancellation list or make sure to book a spot really early!
How does open 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 new restaurant Campfire to get your fill. Fun Tip: Make sure to try the broccoli appetizer and the s'mores dessert. After dinner walk across the sidewalk from Campfire and sit down for wine tasting at the wine bar, followed by a fun dive bar pub crawl in downtown Carlsbad. The pub crawl is quite famous and has even been affectionately named 'the Carlsbad Crawl'.
Buy a blanket from online local San Diego shop Gunn & Swain and head to the beach for a swim, bonfire or picnic! They are everywhere: Encinitas, Carlsbad,Leucadia, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Coronado, La Jolla, Windansea, and Imperial Beach. 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!
Juice Saves is San Diego’s #1 organic, plant-based, cold-pressed juice bar. After a night out on the town, you may need a tiny detox with these expertly-crafted juice blends and smoothies or a yummy Acai or Dragonfruit breakfast bowl.
Set in the heart of the Historic Gaslamp Quarter, Pendry San Diego is just blocks from Petco Park, as well as a plethora of bars, restaurants, cafes, clubs, vibrant nightlife, beaches, shopping, and more. You and the gals will be sure to have one heck of a time here.
This spot is OPENING in May of 2017! 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.
Eat Rustic Wood-Fired Pizza Under Sparkling Chandeliers
Little Italy, San Diego, California
Herb & Woodis in, one word, YUMMY. If you and your gal pals like chandeliers hovering over your rustic wood-fired pizza dishes as you sip on old-school cocktails, then this place is your jam. This 3,500-square-foot bustling hotspot is one part market and one part cafe, helmed by Top Chef superstar chef Brian Malarkey. Fun Tip: The restaurant is set in the darling and charming downtown neighborhood of Little Italy. Go shopping, go on a bar crawl and go explore.
With two locations and Top Chef Masters winner Richard Blais behind the Crack Shack - you and your foodie friends will have fun and love every last sip of your craft cocktails and fried chicken bites. If you are in North County San Diego head to the new Encinitas location and if you and the gals wanna hang around downtown San Diego, head to the Little Italy spot.
Surf & Slumber at Leucadia's Newest Boutique Hotel
Leucadia, San Diego, California
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?
During baseball season take your girls to the ball game. Hit up Basic for a little preparty filled with pizza and beer before you walk across the street for a Padre game. Seriously, just cross the street and you're there. Talk about convenience! Order the meatball pizza for something different or create your own - it's up to you and your girl gang.
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.
Take in the cozy vibes at this hidden gem in a great eclectic neighborhood where you can sit on a charming patio and catch Breakfast At Tiffany's running on a loop on the wall. Make sure to try the bread, (it's to die for), the Gorgonzola & Walnut Pasta and of course, a pizza! This would be the perfect farewell dinner for your last night of the bach bash!