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.
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
Featuring tasting events, pairing classes, and a gorgeous waterfront backdrop, the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival is Southern California's largest culinary celebration. Sip, sample, and savor your way through the weeklong event on November 14-20. Continue reading
Jingle all the way to the finish line at the San Diego Santa Run, a jolly holiday fun run that takes place on Saturday, December 10 at Pacific Beach. Sign up for the 5K or one-mile event, and relax in style after the race at our luxurious hotel. Continue reading