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.
The weather outside might not be frightful, but in SeaWorld's SnowWorld, there's a little bit of frosty delight that gets everyone excited for the holidays. Once again, SeaWorld has brought a white Christmas to San Diego with their winter wonderland that lets everyone build snowmen, ride down in sleds and make a few snowballs Continue reading
Located just minutes from the sea and practically adjacent to the University of California, San Diego - La Jolla Village Square and Westfield Shopping Center are two of the best shopping experiences in the city. From fabulous local retailers to some of the best national chains, you'll find that holiday shopping in downtown La Jolla is a breeze. Continue reading
Throw a long one to your best friend, or doggy paddle out to sea at any number of dog-friendly beaches and parks throughout San Diego County. From all the way up north in Del Mar to the sunny and pristine beaches of La Jolla, take advantage of this Southern California's friendly doggy disposition and bring along man's best friend to any SoCal vacation. Be sure to stay at the Empress Hotel too, for pet friendly accommodations in La Jolla. Continue reading
La Jolla might be known for its surf and its sandy beaches, but when the holidays are here it's all about tradition. This year, come down to the Village for the annual La Jolla Christmas Parade and Holiday Festival where your favorite local vendors, marching bands, musicians, equestrians and more are out in full-force, and full holiday garb, to celebrate the wonderful season. Continue reading