San Diego Nabs Spot on Another Top Travel List – This Time for Bachelor, Bachelorette Parties

San Diego’s historic beachfront amusement park, Belmont Park, in Mission Beach, one of the favored areas for bachelor and bachelorette parties. Photo courtesy Belmont Park

San Diego shows up on best vacation lists of all kinds, so how about ranking it as one of the top destinations for pre-wedding hijinks too?

Data from bachelor and bachelorette party planning app The BACH found that San Diego grabbed the No. 10 spot in the U.S. for bride’s and groom’s last hurrahs.

(It shouldn’t be too surprising, as ABC’s The Bachelor chose Belmont Park for scenes in an 2019 episode.)

And with the number of weddings postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic, app officials estimate there will be a 30% surge in parties this year – with a quarter of the shindigs set to take place in August.

In the west, perhaps surprisingly, Scottsdale ranked highest, ahead of Las Vegas at No. 4, followed by Austin, Palm Springs, San Diego and Denver.