Are you planning that “fun in the sun” bachelorette party? Are you stressed about it? Planning the perfect bachelorette weekend is exhausting, overwhelming, and did we mention STRESSFUL. Let us help! Grab your girls and meet us down in sunny San Diego, California!
Here’s our guide to the best places to stay, eat, and the most memorable things to do that are sure to make yours the perfect bachelorette weekend!
Where to Stay
Kimpton Hotel Solamar
Looking for an up-and-coming part of the city with its own heartbeat? Look no farther. This hotel is the perfect location for everything you need for your perfect weekend! Walk to brunch, relax with in-room spa treatments, and get your tan on by the pool. After that, it’s an easy walk to some of the best restaurants in town. After dinner head out for San Diego’s sizzling nightlife. Not to mention, this hotel is on our downtown route which means easy access to your friends at Social Cycle!
We don’t know about you, but we’ve never been the ones to turn down a stay at beautiful hotel, especially if “boutique” is in its official title. Kimpton Hotels were actually the first boutique restaurant and hotel company to grace the U.S. with its heavenly hospitality. It’s no surprise really, when every room feels like home; a home with a regularly scheduled, nightly wine hour that is. Now we’re not encouraging you to become a hotel hermit while you’re staying here, but we also aren’t saying it’s very hard. Enjoy in-room spa treatments, work on that pre-wedding glow by the pool, and enjoy the wonderful views of San Diego’s sizzling nightlife all from your very own home away from home. And hey, if you’re up to it you can even walk down the street and sample some of the city’s best cuisine, or just order in. It’s okay we don’t judge, absolute bliss is exhausting!
Hard Rock Hotel
Embark on the life of luxury with your girls! What’s a visit to the trendy Gaslamp Quarter without doing it in one of the Hard Rock’s Rock Star Suites complete with everything necessary to turn you into an actual rockstar. P.S. the sleek and modern decor is perfect for those “bachelorette weekend” pics – do it for the Gram. Keep channeling your inner rock star with a complementary Fender guitar for all of your in-room jam needs – you are the life of the party. The party doesn’t stop here, take your girls out for some of San Diego’s signature music!
If you like drinks, pools, and views as much as we do, you’ll love this hotel! With a rooftop bar and pool in the historic Gaslamp Quarter, you may never want to leave this hotel! When you finally drag yourself out, it’s a quick walk to all that downtown San Diego has to offer (architecture, history, trendy eateries, upscale shopping, and most importantly: city vibes). If rooftops are your thing, there is a new one around every corner (each with views better than the last). And, if you want to combine all the best parts of the trip into one, this hotel is on our downtown route! All you have to do is hop on with us to see the best of downtown San Diego.
Tower 23 Hotel
Ready for some beach time with your beaches? Tower 23 combines the vibrant beach life of San Diego with its unique and charming rooms. It is the perfect combination of luxury and relaxation… on the beach! After an exhausting day of relaxing, you don’t have to go far for the Tower 23 summer wine series. When it’s finally time to leave the hotel, walk along the beach to find endless food, drinks, and fun! Oh, an don’t forget to check out the killer views. Oh yeah sure, we meant the ocean too.
Bungalow. This hotel has bungalows! Experience history redefined in this hotel (or bungalows, we recommend bungalows). Escape with your girls with everything the North Park scene has to offer. Brush up on your history at the San Diego Air & Space Museum, hang out with your furry friends at the San Diego Zoo, and enjoy the nightlife downtown. Leaving your bungalow (ugh it’s just so fun to say) and swim-up bar may be tough, but once you’re out in the city make sure you come visit us at Social Cycle to see the city from our North Park route.
Where to Eat
Dinner under the stars, California style. The food here is traditional with a modern flair, the drinks are timeless and iconic, the views are exquisite (simply put, the food is good, the drinks are great, the views are even better)! This is the perfect place to see where the night takes you!
We’re not sure what “Progressive American Cuisine” means, but they have everything to make a perfect evening. Experience the forward-thinking and creative cocktail approach of their highly qualified bar manager Steven Tuttle and enjoy food from Iron Chef contestant Brian Redzikowski. Kettner Exchange is mostly definitely the hottest rooftop destination with it’s private cabanas and sun sprinkled dining room. So sit back, relax in your cabana, and sip one of their iconic “Tequila for Christmas” cocktails.
You can’t really go out to eat if you don’t post a picture of your food on Instagram, right? Voted to have the best food design in all of San Diego, Madison will make sure your plate looks as enviable as it tastes… mmm delicious.
Enjoy dinner with those that you trust at this urban eatery. No trip to Trust is the same due to the continually changing locally sourced food options. Try one of their wood-fired specialties while sipping on a glass of wine!
Ready to get comfortable? Get back to basics with this ever changing menu creating great food from fresh ingredients. After dinner, save time to wander around the La Jolla area of San Diego. Enjoy the breathtaking ocean views and posh shoreline shops.
Queenstown Public House
Afraid of that wine hangover? Take a quick trip to New Zealand with this whimsical pub. Check out their enormous selection of draft beers that won’t disappoint. Grab a table on the patio to enjoy the views of Little Italy while you dine!
It’s tiki time! Gather the girls and relish in the lighthearted, escapist nature of the tiki culture. Enjoy Polynesian style cocktails and food while practicing your hula! Oh, and did we mention that they have a rum club?! What goes better with bao buns than rum? The answer is nothing.
What to Do
Hop across the border and take Turista Libre tours (don’t forget your passport!)
Ready for a field trip, but for grown-ups? Experience Mexico like a local with Turista Libre tours. Make the bachelorette weekend extra special with a private tour. You will get to see authentic Mexico, and visit the best cultural hotspots (did we mention concerts, wineries, and breweries)! And the best part, you will get to eat like a local at some of the most authentic restaurants Mexico has to offer.
Rent a poolside cabana at the Lafayette Hotel’s Pool Club
Take a break from the sun like Beyoncé said with a cabana pool day. This is NOT your parents’ pool club! We already mentioned the Lafayette Hotel (see above), but did we mention cabanas?! Relax with your girls while basking in the sun and enjoy the poolside entertainment in a cabana. Keep the mojitos flowing and indulge! There are no bad days here.
Catch a drag show for brunch at Lips
Bring your sequins and be a diva for the day! Enjoy the over-the-top nature of the decor and entertainment at Lips. Plus, who doesn’t love brunch?! Don’t be afraid to jump up on stage and turn from the spectator into the entertainment! Lips is guaranteed to be an unforgettable part of your bachelorette weekend!
Hit the Spa for some R&R
San Diego has no shortage of spas to help you and your girls achieve total relaxation. Balance your skin and mind with a facial at The Spa at Torrey Pines (P.S. this spa is designed with optimal feng shui so you have to be relaxed, right?). Go back in time and enjoy bay views at the Marilyn Monroe Spa. Who doesn’t love classic Marilyn decor and complete bliss! Take a mini trip to France with the Cal-A-Vie health spa in Vista resembling a beautiful French village. It’s impossible to be stressed in France.
Wine Tour in Temecula
Do you and your girls like to wine? We sure do! Book a private tour and taste the best wines in all of Southern California! Temecula Rockin’ Wine Tours specializes in making your bachelorette weekend perfect, complete with a themed party bus to pick you up! The best part? You don’t have to pretend to know how to properly taste wine (I’m getting hints of… grapes?). This wine tour is sure to be a highlight of the weekend!
Party on wheels with Social Cycle
Finish your bachelorette weekend with a pedal around beautiful San Diego. Grab your girls, some brews, and hop on! Check out all the best bars in San Diego while pedaling away – so it’s healthy right? You might even make some t-shirts so everyone around town knows that you’re the best bridal group… ever! Keep it intimate with a private bike, or just enjoy the party on a public ride. You can’t go wrong either way! Experience San Diego in the best way with Social Cycle!