Monthly Archives: April 2014

Be sure to pack your sunscreen, a great beach read and some beachside treats - when you're visiting San Diego, there's no better excursion than hitting the beach (and no shame in spending the day in the waves).

Surf Lessons in La Jolla

Apr
18
 2014
About 2 year(s) ago by The Empress Hotel La Jolla
Surf Lessons in La Jolla
Sun and sport meet the sea in the meditative art of surfing. You might think it's too hard, but the experienced instructors at La Jolla surf schools like Menehune and Surf Divas will have you standing on your board in no time. Like riding a bike, once you learn the basics, all you have to do is practice, and pick up new techniques. Continue reading

George's at the Cove

Apr
18
 2014
About 2 year(s) ago by The Empress La Jolla
George's at the Cove
Treat yourself to the "Taste of San Diego" at George's at the Cove. After one bite, you'll understand why Fodor's Choice named this La Jolla gem "One of the World's 10 Best Restaurants." Not only is the cuisine as good as it gets, both artfully presented and sublimely delicious, the seaside view will take your breath away. Continue reading

Grunion Runs at Birch Aquarium

Apr
18
 2014
About 2 year(s) ago by The Empress Hotel La Jolla
La Jolla Grunion Runs
In the wee hours of the night, hundreds of tiny fish swim ashore in La Jolla to spawn, making the San Diego Grunion Run one of the most famous (and fun!) things to do all year. Birch Aquarium hosts a handful of informative nights, as the little creatures wash up with the highest tides of spring. Go ahead and catch a few by hand - it's fun for the whole family! Continue reading

Sun God Festival

Apr
18
 2014
About 2 year(s) ago by The Empress Hotel La Jolla
Sun God Festival at UCSD
Students and alumni of University of California, San Diego (UCSD) are eligible to attend one of the most popular concerts of the year, with past performers like Drake, Jimmy Eat World, and Kendrick Lamar. The Sun God Festival is a music festival and Midway-style fair celebrating the end of midterms on the 7th Friday of every spring quarter. It's easily one of the best student events at any school in the country! Continue reading
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