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 readingSurf Lessons in La Jolla Details
Get the good times rolling with the Empress Hotel Holiday Happy Hour Package. Enjoy superior boutique accommodations in La Jolla, and start off your holiday or vacation with a special Welcome Cocktail in our onsite restaurant, Manhattan of La Jolla. The "Whaler" is a drink that combines decadent flavors of chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and brandy. It'll warm you up this holiday season! Continue readingHappy Hour Special Details
Take a culinary walking tour of charming La Jolla, California, which includes gourmet wine tastings and food pairings-even scrumptious, sinfully delicious chocolates. From November through January, the Holiday Wine and Food Walking Tour is offered daily from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., and includes an easy, mellow stroll. Along the way, learn about the history and culture of the San Diego area from your guide. Continue readingHoliday Wine and Food Walking Tour in La Jolla Details