In a city like San Diego where everything looks beautiful, finding a party venue that stands out can be a challenge. To break away from the usual, try one of these 12 fun San Diego birthday ideas for celebrating in style in SoCal.
You’ll notice that many of these options are available to you through Peerspace, the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals. Our platform helps you find and book unique venues across the city. All spaces are owned by locals who can also help you with aspects of your party planning if you like. You might be surprised at what kind of hidden gems have been right under your nose this whole time!
Now, let’s get searching for the best San Diego birthday ideas to make your next birthday your best yet!
Looking for a restaurant and bar that is unique to the city and great for Instagram? Trailer Park After Dark is a one-of-a-kind San Diego restaurant where instead of booths, they have trailers decorated like the 60s, 70s, and 80s!
This is the ultimate dive bar and retro spot in the city, serving up greasy and delicious American comfort food with a Cali twist and tasty cocktails.
2. Find the perfect vibe for your party on Peerspace
The largest selection of private event space rentals is only a few clicks away when you search on Peerspace. When you use the internet’s premier peer-to-peer service for private event or production rentals, you connect with local San Diegans who have curated spaces for any vibe.
Backyard pool parties, swanky lofts, elegant mansions on the hill, and private tasting rooms, these are just a few examples of what you’ll find when you plan out your San Diego birthday ideas on Peerspace!
Want to throw a private party on the beach? Celebrate the good life at this space with cabanas, a sound system, and so much more. Like most of the listings you’ll see on Peerspace, the host has also included a list of optional add-ons to complete your party, like a photo booth or SONOS Sound System.
You’ll also find reviews from Peerspace users who have booked the space as well as the size and type of event they held – giving you the opportunity to know the space inside and out before you make a decision.
Like this one: “This site was perfect for our small birthday party and could easily have accommodated many more guests. There was plenty of seating and tables in the space, as well as some other casual seating options. The host and event coordinator were helpful and attentive. We would absolutely recommend this venue and we’d definitely book for future events. What a hidden gem.”
If you’re planning a birthday for an animal lover in your life, consider taking them to the Lions Tigers and Bears Animal Sanctuary. Located just outside of Alpine, the exotic animal and big cat sanctuary is one of the rare opportunities you have to get up close and personal with some apex predators like bears and mountain lions! There are multiple options available for your visit that go as far as letting you feed an animal along with a professional keeper.
After spending time with the wildlife, retreat to this nearby country orchard oasis. It’s a 2,400-square-foot ranch-style home set on 1.5 acres with an infinity pool and 40 fruit trees.
Want to treat your partner to a day on the town? Then check out these creative date ideas in San Diego!