Top 10 Places to Visit in San Diego

San Diego is the heart of Southern California. It’s known for great food, amazing weather, and a million different activities to choose from. Our team loves this city and everything it has to offer, so we’ve put together our favorite things to do in San Diego. We’ve lived here quite a while now, so we’re only sharing our absolute favorites!

Catch A Show At the Observatory

The Observatory is a historic theatre located in North Park. They attract a number of different performers, from Red Hot Chili Peppers to David Gray and Joan Rivers. Since being remodeled and re-vamped, the sightlines in this venue are amazing from any spot on the tiered floor so you’ll always be able to see your favorite artists performing perfectly!

Snorkel at La Jolla Shores

La Jolla Shores is a 1-mile long, sandy beach with gentle waves, located next to the Underwater Park Ecological Reserve. Bring your own snorkel gear and enjoy a swim or register for one of the many beginner scuba diving classes offered on the beach!

Have a Bonfire at Mission Bay Jetty

Mission Bay Jetty is a popular hangout and the perfect place to have a bonfire. Bring your own firewood and gear, and sit next to the fire as you watch seals and dolphins frolic in the bay!

Grab Some Fish Tacos at Kiko’s Taco Truck

Kiko’s Place serves some of San Diego’s tastiest fish tacos. They’re one of the top places to eat on Yelp and people can’t stop raving about their OG fish tacos (which you’ll eat for less than $10).

Visit the Sunset Cliffs

A visit to the Sunset Cliffs as the sun sets is a sight to behold! These steep, rocky cliffs do a great job of showcasing one of the things the West Coast is most famous for – colorful, unforgettable sunsets and evening views! Wear good shoes and be cautious of the steep dropoffs.

Spend a Night Out at The Casbah

Located in downtown San Diego, The Casbah first opened in 1989 in a former Irish pub. Today, the club hosts live music and events seven nights a week. They bring in a variety of performers and you’re guaranteed to see a great show when you visit.

Jump Into A Summer Pool Party

One of the best things about living in San Diego is the amazing number of pool parties you can find! You’ll sip specialty cocktails poolside and bust out your best dance moves to some catchy tunes. Whether you’ve got the hookups to attend a private party or you visit one of San Diego’s hottest hotels, you’ll have a blast.

Hop Over the Border and Visit Valle de Guadalupe

Valle de Guadalupe is located just over the border, a beautiful village with incredible wine and food. This is one of Mexico’s blossoming wine regions and it’s the perfect way to experience authentic Mexico while sipping on some fantastic wines.

Toss a Few Beers Back at Local Breweries

North Park in San Diego is famous for their brews – in fact, they’re known as America’s Craft Beer Neighborhood! You’ll find great pale ales, flavorful sours, and strong porters. Walk from brewery to brewery or hop on one of our North Park brewery tours and explore the neighborhood and its breweries by bike!

Explore the Hiking Trails Around the City

San Diego may have great nightlife, but they also have an amazing array of hiking trails to get you outside in the beautiful SoCal weather. Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, Potato Chip Rock, Cedar Creek Falls, and Cowles Mountain are all beautiful hikes that will show you some of San Diego’s most beautiful scenery.

Best Bachelor Party Ideas | Southern California Bachelor Parties

Well, fellas, you bought the ring, asked the question, and she said yes! What’s next? The wedding, obviously, but there’s definitely some fun to be had before then.

Planning your bachelor party can take you in a variety of different directions, but we highly recommend you choose SoCal as your destination. San Diego is famous for pre-nuptial celebrations and for a really good reason! No matter what time of year you choose to party, the weather is *almost* guaranteed to be perfect.

No soon-to-be groom is the same, so we’ve gone ahead and split up our favorite activities by the type of weekend you’re looking to have!

The Adventurous Bachelor

If you’re looking for an adventurous bachelor party, you’re going to want to make sure to check out all of the awesome outdoor recreation San Diego has to offer.

group of hikers in the desert going back to a truck

Desert Offroading in Anza-Borrego State Park 

Tours with California Overland Desert Excursions aren’t your typical driving-tours…they’ll take you offroad and into the wild with the option to add some pretty awesome hikes to your itinerary. Explore slot canyons, dry lake beds, and check out the seasonal stargazing. You can join other adventurers on a tour, or book a private Jeep and create a custom tour. Choose between day tours or overnight excursions and start creating some memories!

Skydive Over the Pacific Ocean

Skydiving is on most people’s bucket lists, and what better time to check it off than on your bachelor party weekend?! GoJump Oceanside is the only skydiving company in the area that offers full views of the Pacific during the entire freefall. Starting at 13,000 feet, you’ll freefall next to the Pacific in the safest gear and the most experienced guides.

The Party-Hardy Bachelor

Social Cycle San Diego

Planning an epic bachelor party is easy when you hop on with Social Cycle. We’ve got a list of awesome partner bars and you’ll be able to choose three of your favorites during our tour. They even give you discounted drink specials so you can save some pennies for other fun San Diego activities! Bachelor parties usually love our Downtown and North Park routes because they’re full of great bars, breweries, and restaurants.

The Sports-Loving Bachelor

Coronado Golf Club

Ranked #5 in the nation by Golf Digest, the Coronado Golf Club offers incredible harbor views with immaculate greens and wide fairways. Minutes from Downtown San Diego, you can spend your day on the course before heading out for some great drinks and bites in all of the restaurants San Diego has to offer.

San Diego Padres Baseball Game

It’s not a surprise that a Padres game ended up on our list. After all, a day at the ballpark is a classic way to spend a weekend! Bring your buddies and grab the best seats you can find at Petco Park. Enjoy local bites and craft beers from the area as you cheer on your favorite home (or visiting) team!

4 Fun & Unique Ways to Celebrate Your 21st Birthday

Twenty-one is a big milestone…you’ve made it through the first two decades of your life and you’re finally allowed to (legally) drink. Southern California has SO many great bars and restaurants that serve great local beer, specialty cocktails, and feature awesome live music to get your night going right. It’s almost inevitable that you’ll end up drinking a little more than you bargained for that night, but instead of starting off the night by walking bar to bar, we’ve rounded up our four favorite 21st birthday party ideas.

1. Party Bikes!

You’ll get to pedal around your city with up to sixteen of your favorite friends and explore some of the neighborhood’s best bars. Not only do we have great partnerships set up with our friends at these bars (a.k.a., you’ll save some cash this way), you’ll make memories you *hopefully* won’t forget. Social Cycle party bike tours are a great way to kick the night off right in a unique way that will be the envy of your already-twenty-one friends who didn’t have a cool party like this.

2. Food Tours

You’re going to be consuming some alcohol that night, that’s why you’re going out! Get the celebration started with a food tour around the city and give yourself a little bit of food in your stomach for when those nice strangers at the bar start buying you shots.

3. Bartending Class

Chances are, you couldn’t make a classy cocktail before this day. Not because you’re not classy, but because you were limited to the cheap alcohol your friends would bring over to your house. Vodka and Country Time Lemonade? Done. But that’s all changed! You have entered into the real legal world where you can freely spend $100 on quality liquor, grab some bitters, and even learn what muddling means.

4. Wine Tasting

Turns out there’s more to wine than red or white, who knew! Now that you can drink *all* the varietals, visit a local vineyard and learn how to tell the difference of how it smells on the nose and tastes on the palate.

Building Better Teams with Fun Corporate Team Building

Unique team building tours have shaken corporate America in the last few years. From escape rooms to improv classes to party bike tours, there is a multitude of ways to bring your employees together that are fun, engaging, and out-of-the-(boring)box.

Since we are Southern California’s experts on all things fun, we wanted to focus on our favorite corporate team building outing- party bikes. We’ll cover how corporate party bike tours teach employees the importance of teamwork and how you can build a team while building some muscle.

Now, screaming “PEDAL!” at the top of your lungs while you cruise down the street on Social Cycle may not be your first idea of great communication and teamwork, but you’ll quickly realize that in order to make it to your next destination everyone needs to be moving those legs and engaging to successfully make it down the street. Similarly to tasks in the workplace, everything gets accomplished faster and better when you have a team of people working in unison towards the same goal.

“Great way of fun team building with co-workers celebrating the success of our financial audit. It was so much fun going around Pacific Beach on Social Cycle and stopping for drinks while enjoying each other’s company.”

Occasionally, offices can become similar to high school cafeterias. You’ve got legal in this area, HR over here, and sales and marketing over there. And similar to vinegar and oil, they do NOT like to mix. However, bringing different departments together can create a feeling of unison within the entire company. Sitting them next to each other on a moving 16-person party bike will ensure that the individuals who wouldn’t normally interact have an opportunity to get to know each other and bond over the shared perspiration and exhilaration they experience while exploring the city. Back in the office, this connection and blossoming friendship will encourage departments to work closely together to accomplish goals and increase communication between employees.

“We were in town for a company incentive trip. One of our awesome team mates coordinated 2 time slots with 4 bikes at a time. We had such a blast. The bars on a Monday were not over crowded and reasonably priced. Just a little warning, you really do have to pedal lol.”

Finally, it takes strong communication and teamwork to make decisions. Which bars are you going to hit? Will you be stopping at a cupcake shop along the way to get your sugar fix? These are decisions that everyone should make together. Similarly to office life (and just life), sometimes you have to learn to compromise to get the job done. It’s actually impossible for every person to get their own way (we know this first-hand) so teaching your employees to have discussions and make group decisions will help your party bike tour go smoothly and your weekly meetings go even smoother.

We’re sure you’ve seen us pedaling down the street in SoCal, and you’ve probably thought it looked like an absolute blast! We love having San Diego corporate team building groups join us, as well as all those looking for team building in Palm Springs and Santa Barbara as well! If you’d like to learn more about booking a tour and watching your employees flourish, check out the link to your city’s corporate events page below.

San Diego Corporate Team Building

Palm Springs Corporate Team Building

Santa Barbara Corporate Team Building