A San Diego Destination Wedding might be perfect if you . . .
- Think board shorts are acceptable at the rehearsal dinner
- Want a beachy atmosphere—along with wedding professionals who know their stuff.
- Consider craft beers and fish tacos essential elements of any wedding feast.
Lay of the Land
First-time visitors to San Diego and its cluster of coastal communities can be forgiven for thinking they’d walked onto a SoCal movie set. The air smells of tropical flowers and ocean breezes. Convertibles cruise the Pacific Coast Highway. Surfers carve the waves with impossible balance. And every single person sports a tan and a smile. While downtown San Diego has all the big family lures—the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Old Town—more intimate burgs like Carlsbad, Oceanside, and Coronado will convince your wedding guests to put “move to the beach” on their bucket lists. From pastry chefs to florists to wedding planners, California’s second-largest city is home to some of the country’s most talented wedding vendors. And the hotel scene is predictably superb.