Ok, so you’ve been given the honor of planning a bachelorette party in Carlsbad… but are you overwhelmed trying to find the most original and entertaining plan ever? Not to fear, we’ve got your back! Great news: you’re already on the right track, The sun-drenched city of Carlsbad is the perfect city to show your bride and her friends a good time.
Let the shenanigans begin. CARLSBAD —— By day serves tourists, the local beach-bound guest. By night, though, Carlsbad morphs into the perfect place to celebrate any event, be it a bachelorette party, corporate team building event or birthday celebration. Carlsbad has cornucopia of watering holes perfectly spaced for an epic pub crawl or food tour. Even the ample public parking is easily accessible via the Carlsbad Village Train Station. The Village offers a little bit of everything for a memorable day or night on the town:
Here are 10+ ideas to get you started in planning your Carlsbad bachelorette party:
- Wine Tasting
Photo Credit Witch Creek Winery
Nothing says celebration like a good bottle of wine. Witch Creek Winery bar is perfectly located in downtown Carlsbad. It specializes in group parties, so they’ll know how to make sure you have the best night possible.
- Celebrate with Carlsbad Food Tours
Let the Village be your venue of choice. With Carlsbad Food Tour you’ll visit 8 different food stops, including a brewpub or winery, where you’ll sample some authentic local cuisine. Along the way, you’ll see the sights and learn about the city’s history too.
Led by a knowledgeable and passionate guide with insider information on where to go, you’ll feel like you’re just hanging out with a local. By the end, you’ll surely be well fed, well oriented, and ready to take on the city! Learn more about Carlsbad Food Tour here!
- Get your bride Zenned up… at the spa!
Planning a wedding is stressful! Your bride to be may have a night of fun ahead of her, but she’s probably got months of organizing at cake tasting behind her. Pamper her (and your lucky group!) at the spa with some massages.
Photo credit: Omni La Costa Resort
Photo credit: Grand Pacific Palisades
Carlsbad is known for its watering holes, and a bachelorette party is rarely complete without exploring them. So drinking and speakeasies seem to be a common theme on this list… but that’s because exploring the hidden corners of the city and getting tipsy is kind of the perfect plan for a Carlsbad bachelorette party.
Charles Kenneth Speakeasy:
Here’s the inside scoop on a couple more speakeasies and hidden bars that won’t disappoint. The Charles Kenneth speakeasy has opened in a hidden basement below the Land & Water Company restaurant, which is inside the historic 130-year-old Twin Inns building in Carlsbad. The same space was used as a real speakeasy during Prohibition.
There are many other amazing bars in the area to check out. Any good bar crawl in the Carlsbad will also take you to these local favorites.
- Go to the Making Music Museum to enjoy a Concert
So you’re a couple drinks in… now it’s really time for a night out on the town! Pull out your best dance moves and get lost in the beat, or the crowd
San Diego is known as the Craft Beer Capital! Barrel Republic is one of my favorite tasting locations in Carlsbad. Draft Republic is another get venue for parties.
4. Get adventurous do Yoga on a Paddleboard at the Lagoon
- Eat your heart out at these restaurants
Photo credit: JME
Carlsbad is so full of delicious restaurants we can hardly contain ourselves trying to share them all with you! Check out even more of our favorites here.
For groups, some of the top choices are: Park 101, Vigilucci’s Italian Restaurant, Caldo Pomodoro, Cicciotti’s and Gregoriao’s.
They are all dedicated to serving Local, Organic and Fresh Delicous food, that’ll make your tastebuds, your bodies, and your conscience feel good… maybe to counteract all the partying you’ll be doing.
If you’re from out of town, or even if you’re not, there’s nothing like crashing at a luxurious hotel after a night of partying, so you can wake up and order room service in the morning, or hit up the hotel spa.
- Don’t forget to plan your after-bachelorette party brunch
The Crossings at Carlsbad Canyon Restaurant: Brunch Buffet is served every Sunday. All You Can Eat Buffet, Bottomless Mimosas or Champagne AND a Bloody Mary.
Chandler’s Oceanfront Restaurant: Whether you are planning a bridal shower, company lunch or after-bachelorette party brunch in Carlsbad, Chandler’s Restaurant is your quintessential SoCal destination. Specializing in farm-to-table cuisine, we will create a custom menu for your event.
The Compass: Breakfast Cocktails and Bottomless Mimosas
Other Ideas for your Bachelorette Party:
- Go Glamping
- Glamour Photo Shots
- Attend a Retreat at the Chopra Center
- Paint and Sip Party
Hope these ideas have given you some food for thought. Celebrating ones upcoming wedding should be a fun and exciting time for all. Party on!
- Written by Cherimarie Poulos founder/owner of Carlsbad Food Tours. Eat Like a Local!
- We offer a 3 hour guided walking tour of the village featuring tastings from local eateries, and insights into Carlsbad’s art, history and architecture.
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Cheri was born & raised in California. She has lived in San Diego over 20 years, her children were born in the area. She has a strong connection to Carlsbad, in fact one of her daughers was Miss Carlsbad 2005. So she voted herself to be Mrs. Carlsbad. Now the Chief Foodie and Founder of Carlsbad Food Tours! She loves Carlsbad and is happy to share her knowledge about the local history and great eateries in the Carlsbad Village.