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.
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
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
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
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