With so many iconic landmarks, bustling neighborhoods, and foodie hot-spots, there’s never been a better time to get a San Francisco bachelorette party on the books. Set on the tip of a stunning peninsula, this Bay Area gem is having a major moment and it’s not without good reason. Plan a girls’ trip to this ever-popular destination and there’s no doubt you’ll be greeted with Instagram-worthy moments of your San Francisco bachelorette party nearly anywhere you go—from the major sites like the Golden Gate Bridge to the dim sum eateries of Chinatown.
Of course, you’ll want to experience everything this city has to offer, so we’ve bookmarked the highlights for a San Francisco bachelorette party all your girls will love.
What to do
Spend your first day of your San Francisco bachelorette party embracing your inner tourist and getting a good lay of the land. Explore San Francisco favorites like Pier 39, Fisherman’s Wharf, Ghirardelli Square, and Golden Gate Park. Make sure to ride the California Cable Car Line or zig-zag your way up the famous Lombard Street to feel on top of the entire city.
At some point during your San Francisco bachelorette party, you’ll want to make sure you get ample time at the beloved Golden Gate Bridge and snap a group photograph. You can walk or bike across the Golden Gate, or take in the bridge views at Crissy Field within Golden Gate National Rec Area or Baker Beach.
If you’ve got any Full House fans on San Francisco bachelorette party, Alamo Square Park is the place to be. You’ll spot “The Painted Ladies” A.K.A. the iconic strip of houses featured during the Full House theme song.
Once you’re ready for a change of scenery, head over to Chinatown to experience the history, culture, and of course, authentic Chinese food this amazing neighborhood has to offer. Don’t be shy eating your weight in dim sum and noodles as fuel for the rest of your city extravaganza.
Extra time on your hands? Take a stroll through the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market or The SF Flower Market. You never know—the freshly-grown goodies just might give you some unexpected inspiration for the big day.
Where to eat
If there’s one thing for certain about a San Francisco bachelorette party, it’s the guarantee that you’ll never be far from really good food. Not sure where to go? Put the SoMa (or, South of Market) neighborhood high on your list. This warehouse district is made up of amazing coffee shops, eateries, and craft cocktail bars, each with its own unique vibe. Visit Marlowe for a delicious bite or grab drinks over at The Rumpus Room.
The Mission District is another spot delivering top-rated eats along with plenty of boutique-style shopping to keep your San Francisco bachelorette party crew busy. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, stop at Loló for trendy tapas and small plates or check out Tartine Manufactory for seasonal cuisine served in a bright and modern space.
Once it’s time to get your drink on, the Pacific Cocktail Bar or Bourbon and Branch have you covered. Keep in mind that getting a table at the city’s most loved bars or restaurants often requires reservations, so do your homework, book in advance, and secure your spot at these neighborhood gems.
Where to stay
In this ever-popular city, be prepared to spend a pretty penny for accommodations in the heart of it all. Let Union Square be your San Francisco bachelorette party home-base, and book a stay at JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square, The Inn at Union Square, or The Westin St. Francis. All three of these hotels will put you directly in the city center with so much to explore in walking distance.
For clean lines and modern style, check out Hotel Zoe in Fisherman Wharf. This boutique hotel is made up of modern rooms and suites, plus it’s just steps of the beautiful waterfront.
If a taste of luxury is on your agenda, the Omni San Francisco will fit the bill. You’ll love the Omni’s Florentine Renaissance architecture and its ultra-convenient location right on the cable car line. Bonus! Hotel guests can take advantage of complimentary guided walking tours offered every Saturday.