A San Diego Bachelor Party City Guide to Plan Your Weekend

The ultimate Cali weekend for the guys.
san diego bachelor party
Sean Pavone / Shutterstock
allyson johnson the knot
Allyson Johnson
allyson johnson the knot
Allyson Johnson
Wedding Planning Contributor
  • Allyson writes articles for The Knot specializing in registries, wedding planning, and travel.
  • She’s written articles on such topics as best bachelorette and bachelor party destinations, top bridal shower games, and registry gifts.
  • Allyson has also written for WeddingWire, Brides.com, Brit + Co., and Bustle.
Updated Jun 24, 2021
We have included third party products to help you navigate and enjoy life’s biggest moments. Purchases made through links on this page may earn us a commission.

If you're looking for year-round good weather and plenty of things to do, look no further than a San Diego bachelor party, where you can hit the links, cast a line, drink great craft beer, and so much more. This laidback city on California's coast is a great getaway for you and the guys.

What Are Some San Diego Bachelor Party Ideas?

San Diego has a lot to offer (along with its perfect weather). For starters, you're right on the Pacific, giving you ample opportunity for ocean fun, be it deep-sea fishing or boating. You've also got a great craft brew scene, great golfing, and an amazing nightlife on offer. (Whatever you decide to do, don't forget to thank the crew for coming with gifts from The Knot Shop.

For the Golfers

There are 72 golf courses to choose from in San Diego, so you'll have your choice of links if you choose to make it to the greens.

For the Ocean Lovers

Charter a fishing boat to reel in some yellowtail or even a barracuda. Take a surfing class. Or charter a private party boat that will take you out on the waves for a boozy yacht cruise.

For the Beer Lovers

If your groom loves a good beer, San Diego is a great place to be, with more than 120 breweries to choose from ranging from places like Ballast Point to Green Flash.

For the Party Animals

Don't miss San Diego's 16-block Gaslamp district, a downtown area loaded with restaurants, bars, and nightclubs that will keep you entertained well into the early hours.

What Do You Do at a Bachelor Party in San Diego?

This three-day San Diego bachelor party itinerary has it all: Time on the waves, time on land, and time with a good brew in your hand to help make the most of your weekend getaway.

Day 1

Morning: Check in to your hotel or house for the weekend. Then it's off to brunch at Breakfast Republic, an aptly named spot that serves up options like chicken-mango sausage scramble, chilaquiles, and churro pancakes.

Afternoon: Dive right into things with some high-speed fun at K1 Speed, where you can race go-karts up to 45 miles per hour. From there, it's a short walk to Attitude Brewing, the perfect spot for a post-drive beer at their tasting room which features 22 brews on tap.

Evening: Start the night at the Cowboy Star, a steakhouse where you'll find traditional cuts, as well as housemade pappardelle, raw oysters, and a bison New York strip. From there, walk over to Fairweather Bar, a rooftop spot with excellent craft cocktails that pair perfectly with the views of Petco Park (don't forget to look up the Padres schedule if you're interested in catching a game).

Day 2

Morning: You have to have an early brunch today, but make it worth your while at Snooze Am Eatery, where you'll find coffee and breakfast cocktails along with tasty menu options like habanero pork belly benedicts, the bacon sensation sandwich, and huevos tacos.

Afternoon: After brunch, head out on a charter with H&M Landing where you'll find premier sport fishing for yellowtail, bluefin tuna, and other big catches. If you're not up for fishing, consider a 90-minute surfing lesson with San Diego Surfing School who will have you up on those boards in no time.

Evening: Forget a regular dinner tonight and opt for a Brothels, Bites, and Booze tour from So Diego Tours. The 2.5-hour excursion takes you to four different restaurants where you'll have a tasting at each, as well as sample cocktails and brews along the way. All while hearing some of San Diego's more scandalous history. After the tour, head to the Gaslamp district where you can hit up one of many bars on offer.

Day 3

Morning: Today's brunch is at The Broken Yolk Cafe, right in the Gaslamp District. Don't miss out on their Tiki Toast, which serves up some island-style flavors. Plus, there are tons of omelettes to choose from, as the name implies.

Afternoon: It's time to hit the links! Choose between some of San Diego's best golf courses, including Arrowood, a hilltop course with ocean views; Aviara, located at the Park Hyatt in Carlsbad and designed by Arnold Palmer; Coronado Golf Course, a short hop from downtown with coastal views along the coast, or Rancho Bernardo Inn, a fantastic course designed by the makers of Torrey Pines (if you're there with serious golfers, Torrey Pines is of course the place to be) that boasts a veranda with the ultimate apres-golf scene.

Evening: For happy hour, head to one of the breweries you've been dying to make it to, including Stone Brewery, Ballast Point, Karl Strauss, Green Flash, and San Diego Brewing Company. For your last night, have dinner at barleymash, where the menu is entirely inspired by beer and bourbon. We're talking buffalo flatbreads, braised pork shoulder mac, and bacon and short rib fries. Then it's off to Level 9 Rooftop bar atop the Hotel Indigo for drinks, views, and a lively scene.

Where Should I Stay in San Diego for a Bachelor Party?

If you stick close to the Gaslamp District, you'll find yourself within walking distance to a lot of what you'll be doing for the weekend. But San Diego is a big city, so don't be afraid to depend on Ubers, which are plentiful in the area.

Best San Diego Bachelor Party Hotels

Best San Diego Bachelor Party Home Rentals

  • Large groups will want to book this 5 Bedroom House that sleeps up to 14, perched right on the beach. Featuring a wet bar, three outdoor spaces, and a firepit, it has everything you could need.
  • Close to the Gaslamp District, Casa San Diego offers room for 8 in a cozy bungalow-style house that gives you easy access to the city's best attractions for an affordable price.
  • Groups up to 12 can stay at this Resort-Like Home, which offers five bedrooms, a private pool, and easy access to everything that is downtown.
Up Next
  • men drinking whiskey and smoking cigars
    The Complete Guide to Bachelor Party Planning