Saturday, April 23, 2022

La Jolla Concours D'Élégance Car Show

La Jolla Concours D'Élégance Car Show


La Jolla Concours D'Élégance - La Valencia Hotel, 1132 Prospect St.

La Jolla Concours D'Élégance & Motor Classic - La Jolla Cove, 1100 Coast Blvd.  



Come kick off the beginning of spring and spend the day by the beautiful La Jolla coast at the Concours D’elegance Car Show. From Friday, April 22nd to Sunday, April 24th guests and tourists alike can come and see over 125 rare cars in mint condition in a Champagne and Honey Testing Garden. These vehicles will be sitting atop of the La Jolla Cove lawn overlooking the seals and the breathtaking coast of the Pacific. This once in a lifetime event comes with live music, gallery receptions, dining and cocktail options, retail specials, and specialty dining. For the first time ever this event will have a Ferrari Friday! Presented by Pacific Sotheby's, come and explore the sexy and stylish Ferrari's of everyones dreams from 5:00 P.M. until closing. This event will leave everyone wanting to bring home an amazing, classic, sleek new-ish car! For more information on this grand event go to   To make reservations at the Empress Hotel to stay in the Village near the activities, visit



Children 10 - under: Free

Children 11-17: $ 30.00

General Military: $ 60.00

VIP - Tier 3 : $ 225.00

General Admission - $ 95.00

Premium Concours ticket - $ 225.00

Le Cabaret Du Concours - $ 300.00

Ultimate VIP Package - $375.00 - sold out

VIP Luxury Ocean Suite Lounge - $ 500.00

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Harvest Walk at Belmont Park


Harvest Walk at Belmont Park

Family Fun near La Jolla

Looking for some family fun? On November 7th and 14th, Belmont Park is hosting “Harvest Walk at Belmont Park” from 11 am to 6 pm on these Fall Saturdays.

Belmont Park turns into a vibrant taste of fall with an open-air market with local food vendors, artisans, and a Craft Beer Garden. The San Diego Humane Society will have Adoptable Dog Visits on select dates and there is a Pie Eating Contest scheduled on these November dates at 4 pm.

Free Admission-Pay As You Play -is a great way to enjoy Belmont Park, the beachfront amusement park in Ocean Beach, just a few miles South of La Jolla. An all-new Go Kart Track is open at Belmont Park and many of the Boardwalk Restaurants and In-Park Food Venues are Open. Coconut Climb is open until Sunset, Midway Games, Rock Wall, Sky Ropes and Tiki Golf are other family-friendly ways to spend a day in San Diego.

When you stay at Empress Hotel La Jolla, you are just about 20 minutes from Belmont Park, an iconic San Diego destination. Stay in our spacious rooms with two queen beds for the family and have the convenience of a fridge, microwave and coffee maker to help start the family day off right! Check our special packages at  The Empress Hotel has pet- friendly rooms so you can bring the whole family, including the furry ones, and save with a “Pampered Pet Package” that includes pet fee and treats!

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

La Jolla Open Aire Farmers Market

 La Jolla Open Aire Farmers Market


Everyone loves a good farmers market. Farmers markets are where you can find the best and most fresh produce, buy handcrafted goods and artwork, listen to and enjoy music, try out new international food and support local small businesses.

Every Sunday from 9AM-1PM a farmers market is held at 7335 Girard Ave. What’s fun about the La Jolla farmers market is that there are also arts and crafts! It’s a great time for the kids and the adults. And, even better, all market proceeds benefit the children of La Jolla Elementary School.

If you are in the area, I would recommend spending a fun and adventurous Sunday morning here where you can feel good about where your money goes.  Stay with us at Empress Hotel La Jolla:

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Where to Watch Fireworks in San Diego this Fourth of July!

Many planned fireworks shows around San Diego County have been cancelled due to the pandemic, but there are a few places still planning on lighting up our skies this year!

El Cajon:
The July 4th Independence Day Fireworks show will still go on as planned at 9:00pm from John F. Kennedy Park, however there will be no gatherings allowed at the park.

Poway’s 4th of July Fireworks Show will go off simultaneously from Poway High School and the city’s Sportsplex in the South Poway Business Park at 9:00pm. Cars with parking permits will be allowed to watch fireworks from Lake Poway, but unfortunately those permits are sold out.

You can buy tickets to Vista’s July 4th Fireworks 2020: Brengle Terrace Park Show. Tickets will only be sold in person at the VisTix/Recreation Office at the Civic Center. Tickets will be available to non-vista residents to purchase on June 29th. Fireworks start at 9:00pm. 

San Diego:
While the popular Big Bay Boom Fireworks Show has been cancelled, there will be a TV special airing on Fox 5 or KTLA 5. This special will feature highlights of Big Bay Boom fireworks from past years, along with special interviews and content. The show starts at 8:30pm.

Due to the pandemic, cities or counties may adjust or cancel events at the last minute, so double check the websites provided for up to date information!
Have a happy and safe Fourth of July Weekend!

Friday, June 19, 2020

Summer activities are underway in La Jolla

Summer activities are underway in La Jolla! Enjoy a beautiful San Diego afternoon kayaking at La Jolla Shores, just moments away from us here at the Empress Hotel. By staying at Empress Hotel La Jolla, you will receive a 20% discount with Everyday California. Enjoy a kayak or paddleboard rental, or reserve a guided tour through the beautiful La Jolla Cove. We have details upon arrival at our front desk for more information!

The Empress Hotel is located right in La Jolla Village and in walking distance to many great restaurants, boutique shops and art galleries. The beach is a short walk from our property, we provide beach towels, beach chairs and umbrellas for guest use so you do not need to worry about packing your own! Empress Hotel La Jolla is where Classy Meets Comfortable and a great base for a kayaking adventure!

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

La Jolla Village - Restaurant

If you’re looking for fabulous food options, La Jolla Village is a prime location. Despite restaurants being closed for dining, many are still open for take-out and delivery. Whether it be some tasty tacos from the Taco Stand or an amazing fish sandwich from the El Pescador Fish Market, La Jolla has you covered. Eddie V’s offers fine-dining faire or check out the award-winning Sugar & Scribe Bakery for an amazing breakfast or lunch.  And, of course, you can’t forget some amazing gelato from Bobboi as an after-dinner treat.
All these options plus more can be found in walking distance of the Empress Hotel. We are open and due to Covid19, we have extra measures in place for the safety of our guests and our staff. Call us today and book your stay with us – 858-454-3001, or visit our website at!

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Concours d'Elegance

The La Jolla Concours d'Elegance has been rescheduled for September 19-20, 2020 in the Village of La Jolla. This unique event honors the automobile and its historic significance while showcasing the charm and beauty of Downtown La Jolla. Enjoy "Brake in the Village" a sip, shop and stroll event
on Saturday afternoon and a VIP Reception on Saturday evening before the main Event on Sunday. All events are steps from Empress Hotel La Jolla, so plan to be in the midst of all the action and book your room at Use code CONCOURS for special discounts. Stay where the Judges of the Concours d'Elegance stay...Empress Hotel La Jolla. Call us at 858-454-3001 to make your Concours plans at Empress Hotel La Jolla.