Marriage is a lifetime commitment - so what better way to celebrate your final days as an unmarried man than with a bachelor party? Whether you'd like to celebrate by a beach, in a vibrant city, or somewhere in the mountains, California has you covered! Ready to party or at least start planning? Here are the nine best destinations for a bachelor party in California.
Check Out These 9 California Bachelor Party Destinations
1. San Francisco
San Francisco, located in Northern California, is the state's fourth largest city. Aside from its popular landmarks, such as the Golden Gate Bridge and AT&T Park, the city also has plenty of unique bars that make it a great city for a bachelor party.
Bourbon and Branch is one of San Francisco's most popular and original bars. Bourbon & Branch gives you a glimpse back into the 1920’s, during the Prohibition era when the sale and consumption of alcohol was prohibited. This bar gives the ambiance of this time era where an actual speakeasy operated illegally from 1921 to 1933. To maintain the exact feel of a speakeasy, all guests are expected to follow a set of house rules. Bourbon & Branch provides an authentic feel and is perfect for large groups and special events.
Our friends at Sidewalk have designed the perfect night out to pub-crawl the secret speakeasies, inventive cocktails and hip bar scene. Check it out here. Sidewalk will take you to a film-noir-inspired cocktail spot, a gold-rush-era bourbon mecca, an underground cabaret and a literary-themed cocktail bar. Each balances local-appeal, quality drinks and space for large groups.
2. San Diego
San Diego is one of Southern California's most popular destinations. With a mild climate year-round, extensive gorgeous beaches, fun nightclubs and great bars for beer-lovers how could anyone say no to hosting a bachelor’s party in San Diego?
FLUXX is one of San Diego’s most popular nightclubs, as it has been voted the city’s favorite nightclub for the past six years. FLUXX is known to showcase the biggest music performances and host the hottest celebrities such as LeBron James, Snoop Dogg and Jamie Foxx. Their club features a 5,000 square foot dance floor, 3 themed bar areas, custom sound and lighting, a LED wall and more. FLUXX also offers premier bottle service and host private events. This is definitely a night on the town that you won’t want to miss.
3. Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara is the second most populous city in Santa Barbara County, California after Santa Maria. This city is a popular tourist and resort destination with great, moderate weather year round. With scenic beaches and wineries nearby, Santa Barbara is a great destination for a bachelor party by the water.
Leadbetter Beach is the perfect place to host your beach party. This beach is a city beach and park, located between the Santa Barbara harbor and Shoreline Park. Leadbetter Beach offers reservable picnic and barbeque sites, outdoor showers and restrooms along with beach sand. This beach is very popular for beginner surfers, windsurfers and sailboats. Enjoying the waves, eating bbq and laying out in the sun will make for a fantastic bachelor’s party.
4. Palm Springs
Palm Springs is a resort city located in Riverside County, California. This location is best suited for those who enjoy biking, golf, swimming and tennis.
Escena Golf Club is one of the best golf courses located in Palm Springs, as they were ranked the number six public course in California by pgatour.com. Escena is known for their beautiful sites, as the San Jacinto Mountains are in view as you go to make a shot. If you get hungry, head to Escena Grill, which is conveniently located on the property. With affordable rates and beautiful scenery, how could you not want to play a good game of golf for your bachelor’s party?
5. South Lake Tahoe
South Lake Tahoe sits on the southern shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe. A popular spot for skiing and snowboarding in the winter and swimming and boating in the summer, Lake Tahoe is a great bachelor party destination any time of year.
Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America. Recreational activities such as boating, canoeing, water rafting and more are all available to its visitors.
6. Napa Valley
Napa Valley is an internationally famous destination for wine enthusiasts. Situated not far from San Francisco, Napa is a great place for a day trip from the Bay Area. Home to countless vineyards, the groom-to-be and his friends will have no problem finding picturesque places to enjoy incredible wine tasting.
Beaulieu Vineyard was named one of the top 75 wineries to visit in California. This vineyard offers premier tastings crafted by winemakers as well as group tastings. This vineyard also offers private wine tours and tastings along with reserved rooms for events.
7. Huntington Beach
Huntington Beach is a seaside city located in Southern California. If you’re looking to get your hands wet and feet dirty for a bachelor’s party, Huntington Beach has the perfect climate for surfing and other water activities.
8. Los Angeles
Los Angeles is located in Southern California and is the second-largest city in the United States after New York City. Being that Los Angeles is so large, it offers plenty of activities for a bachelor’s party.
If the groom is a sports fan, L.A. is the place to be. Los Angeles is home to nine major league professional teams, which include the Anaheim Ducks, Angels of Anaheim, the Clippers, Dodgers, Galaxy, Kings, Lakers and most recently acquired, the Los Angeles Rams. Between these major sports teams, the Los Angeles area combined has won about 105 championship titles. Given the plethora of sport teams in the area, a sports game could be the perfect outing during the bachelor party festivities.
For a night out, be sure to check out the top-shelf L.A. bar scene. The local insiders at Sidewalk shared a pub crawl through Downtown L.A. that demonstrates the diversity and creativity in the City of Angels. Check it out here. Start in a cabaret in a former power plant and continue on to a French Quarter lounge, British pub, and a cocktail lounge hidden in a restaurant that serves the best French Dip in town.
9. Big Bear Lake
Big Bear is a small city located in San Bernardino County, California. If you’re looking for more adventurous bachelor’s party, then this may be the place for you.
Big Bear Lake is the perfect place to visit to explore an array of outdoor activities. They offer biking, boating, fishing, golf, hiking, horseback riding and more. Plan for many options and outdoor fun with your group of guys for a bachelor’s party.
This article was written by Alisiana Peters