Welcome to the Empress Hotel blog! Stay up-to-date on everything that's going on around our boutique hotel in La Jolla, San Diego. Featuring events, things to do and special offers, our hotel blog will keep you current on all of the latest happenings and nearby attractions, including La Jolla Cove, Torrey Pines Golf Course, UC San Diego and more.
Did you know that America's largest balloon parade takes place right here in San Diego? On Tuesday, December 27, gigantic floating balloons take over the streets of the city along with marching bands and drill teams at the Holiday Bowl Parade. Continue reading
'Tis the season to eat, drink, and be merry! La Jolla is home to an excellent selection of restaurants where you can enjoy special meals during the holiday season. Have a look at some of our favorite local eateries, and book your table today. Continue reading
Go for a spin on the ice. Shop for locally-made gifts with a creative twist. Find festive eateries, dance parties, and dazzling decorations. It's all part of The Holidays at Liberty Station, a unique celebration that takes place all month long. Continue reading
"Christmas in the Future" is the theme of this year's La Jolla Christmas Parade and Holiday Festival, which takes over the streets of the village on Sunday, December 4. Cheer on the colorful procession of marching bands, floats, and vintage cars. Continue reading
The holiday season in San Diego officially kicks off on December 2 and 3, when Balboa Park hosts its popular free celebration: December Nights. This festive affair features holiday food from around the world, unique shopping, and live entertainment. Continue reading