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When it comes to celebrating the groom-to-be, you can’t go wrong with a bachelor party in San Diego. The climate is moderate year-round so you’ll always be able to enjoy time outdoors by the beach.

It’s also a city with plenty of options for things to do no matter what kind of bachelor party vibe you’re going for. Boozy brunches, cocktail bars, and day trips to Mexico are all available to revelers in San Diego.

We all know how tricky it can be to plan a big group getaway. That’s where Troupe comes in. Use Troupe’s group travel planner to make the planning simple for your bachelor party in San Diego. Allow group members to vote on their preferred dates, favorite accommodations, and share notes on restaurants and activities.

The best things to do on a Bachelor Party in San Diego include:

  • Enjoy boozy brunch in Pacific Beach
  • Hit the bars and nightclubs in Gaslamp District
  • Take surf lessons
  • Hike in Torrey Pines State Reserve
  • Go golfing
  • Rent a yacht for the day
  • Hop over to Tijuana
  • Go shark diving
  • Catch a baseball game at Petco Park

Bachelor Party in San Diego Guide

So what is there to do during your time in San Diego celebrating the groom-to-be? San Diego is a great destination because you could spend most of your time relaxing by the beach or you can fill the weekend with as many fun activities as your crew desires.

Things to do in the morning/afternoon

If your group likes to spend time outdoors, consider signing up for a private group surf lesson in Pacific Beach. Alternatively, spend the morning hiking at Torrey Pines, a State Reserve with a unique desert-meets-beach vibe. Different trail options are available depending on the intensity level you’re after (or how many beers you had the night before). You could also hit the links at Torrey Pines Golf Course.

Ready to start celebrating as soon as you wake up? The Duck Dive in Pacific Beach and Bootlegger in downtown San Diego are both great options for a boozy brunch on the weekends.

To spend some leisurely time on the water, there are plenty of options for jetski and yacht rentals in the area. If you need something more exciting to celebrate the groom-to-be, check out shark diving experiences off Guadalupe Island.

San Diego is located a quick 30-minute drive from the Mexican border. If you want to take a quick jaunt out of the country, you can easily spend the day sipping Tequila and eating tacos in Tijuana.

If you’re there during baseball season and the Padres are in town, catching a day game at Petco Park is a great San Diego bachelor party activity.

Daytime San Diego bachelor party activities:

  • Surf lessons in Pacific Beach
  • Hiking at Torrey Pines
  • Golfing at Torrey Pines Golf Course
  • The Duck Dive for boozy brunch
  • Bootlegger for boozy brunch
  • Kayak or jetski rentals
  • Shark diving
  • Yacht rentals
  • Day trip to Tijuana
  • Catch a Padres game

Nighttime activities

There are plenty of bars and restaurants in Pacific Beach (commonly called PB). All of them have an upbeat but casual atmosphere. Some favorites for a bachelor party in San Diego include Backyard Kitchen and Mavericks Beach Club. Thrusters Lounge is also great for skee ball and pop-a-shot basketball.

If you want a real night on the town, you’ll want to head to downtown San Diego. Specifically, make your way to the Gaslamp District. The Gaslamp District transforms from a quiet, walkable shopping area during the day into an exciting party scene at night. You’ll find block after block of pubs and nightclubs. Trailer Park After Dark is a great place to start the night and grab a casual bite to eat. Choose from cocktails at the rooftop bar of the Nolen or catch some live music or a comedy show at the Tipsy Crow.

Bachelor party in San Diego nighttime activities:

  • Backyard Kitchen
  • Mavericks Beach Club
  • Thrusters Lounge
  • The Gaslamp District
  • Trailer Park After Dark
  • Nolen’s rooftop bar
  • Tipsy Crow

Where to stay

You have two main options when it comes to accommodations for a bachelor party in San Diego.

If you’re planning on hitting the bars and nightclubs each night, you’ll probably want to stay in a downtown hotel. The Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, right at the gates to the Gaslamp District, is a great option. The hotel has a swanky rooftop pool and lounge and is home to world-class restaurant Nobu San Diego.

Alternatively, checking on Vrbo or Airbnb will offer you plenty of places to stay. Houses large enough for a bachelor party in San Diego can be found in neighborhoods like Mission Beach or Coronado Island.

Need help deciding where to stay? Narrow it down to a few options and let your group vote on their favorites on Troupe.

Not sold on San Diego? Check out this guide to the ultimate bachelor party weekend in Chicago. Or consider having your bachelor party in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe: Amsterdam.

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