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La Jolla Things to See and Do

  • San Diego Whale Watching Expedition 

    Hop aboard one of the San Diego Harbor Excursion/Flagship Cruises with one of the expert Birch Aquarium naturalists for an unforgettable Whale Watching Adventure. Keep your eye out for blue whales, seals, sea lions, migrating birds, and more and be sure to bring warm clothes!
  • Valentine's Day Show at the La Jolla Comedy Store

    Bring your date to the La Jolla Comedy Store for a night filled with love and laughter at the La Jolla Comedy Store. With performances by your all your favorite comedians from Comedy Central, Late Night TV, film and TV shows, it's the perfect Valentine's event. 
  • Valentine's Evening With Shamu

    A Valentine's Evening With Shamu is the perfect date for Valentine's Day, featuring a gourmet four-course meal, champagne toast and even a special performance by Seaworld's biggest celebrity, Shamu! 


  • George's at the Cove

    George's at the Cove is one of the most romantic restaurants in La Jolla, California and on Valentine's Day, Chef Trey Foshee will be preparing a special menu just for the occasion. With both indoor and rooftop dining available and incredible views of La Jolla Cove, George's at the Cove is the perfect spot for a Valentine's Day meal.
  • Manhattan of La Jolla

    A delicious meal is just steps away when you stay at the Empress Hotel La Jolla! Enjoy an incredible meal at our fabulous onsite restaurant, the Manhattan, which offers everything from pasta and steak to incredible fresh seafood. On weekends enjoy live piano music as you dine, making this experience perfect for a Valentine's Day dinner with your sweetheart.
  • The Cottage

    The cottage is located in beautiful downtown La Jolla and serves up delectable American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy a casual meal and soak in some La Jolla sunshine on the outdoor patio over Valentine's weekend.

Romantic Date Ideas

  • La Jolla Beaches

    Take your sweetie for a stroll along the pristine beaches of La Jolla, California located within walking distance from the Empress Hotel.
  • Downtown La Jolla

    Over the romantic weekend, take some time to discover Downtown La Jolla with your sweetheart. Peruse the many fine-art galleries and boutique shops situated along Prospect Street and Girard Avenue and be sure to stop by the La Jolla Open Aire Market open every Sunday!
  • La Jolla Wine Tour

    Explore beautiful La Jolla by foot with your special someone on a La Jolla Wine and Food Walking Tour! Enjoy delectable food and wine tastings from local vendors as you walk along the scenic beach town. Best of all, your tour starts right at the Empress Hotel so all you have to do is come hungry and get ready to explore! 
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