Experience San Diego

Beyond the beaches and shops of La Jolla there is an abundance of fun family sights, outdoor activities, historic landmarks, world-class golf, and much more, all just minutes away by car! Utilize our "Empress Hotel Beach Concierge" service to seize the beach vibe at any time during your stay, in addition to our complimentary services we have created Exclusive Wellness Offerings by partnering with local businesses to bring you more savings this trip!
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La Jolla Beaches at California

La Jolla Beaches

Relax on pristine sand, take long sunset walks, or grab a surfboard and hit the waves at La Jolla's scenic beaches.
Downtown La Jolla, California

Downtown La Jolla

Stroll through this friendly Southern California village where you can check out boutique shops and enjoy memorable meals while out on the town.
 Prospect Street. and Girard Avenue, La Jolla, California
La Jolla Golf, California

La Jolla Golf

Enjoy a spectacular round of golf by the Pacific Ocean at the world famous Torrey Pines Golf Course or at any of the numerous courses near La Jolla, California.
 11480 N Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, California
SeaWorld San Diego, California

SeaWorld San Diego

Explore the wonders of the ocean at this family-friendly attraction that offers everything from dolphin shows to the famous Shamu.
San Diego Zoo at California

San Diego Zoo

Experience beautiful animals and natural habitats from around the world at one of the most famous zoos in the world.
Gaslamp Quarter District at California

Gaslamp Quarter District

Downtown San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter is a veritable playground, rich with cultural offerings that include theatres, art galleries, symphony halls, concert venues and museums.
Old Town San Diego in California

Old Town San Diego

History is waiting for you with over 17 historic points of interest and the finest in professional theatre, museums, artisans, galleries and shops all within easy walking distance with free live entertainment, mariachis, dancers, period attire docents providing tours and more
USS Midway Museum at California

USS Midway Museum

Imagine experiencing life at sea aboard one of America's longest-serving aircraft carriers. Visitors to the USS Midway Museum enter a floating city at sea and walk in the footsteps of 225,000 Midway sailors who served our country and upheld the American ideals of strength, freedom and peace.
La Jolla New Children's Museum

New Children's Museum

The New Children's Museum is a new model of children's museum whose mission is to stimulate imagination, creativity and critical thinking in children and families through inventive and engaging experiences with contemporary art.
La Jolla The Conrad

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

The Conrad is the permanent home of La Jolla Music Society hosting world-class performances. Located in La Jolla 2 blocks from the Empress Hotel. After the show, come for dinner and wine in our onsite piano bar and restaurant.