Explore Our La Jolla Cove Hotel's Neighborhood
The Sun and Sand are Sublime
The Empress Hotel La Jolla is located in the heart of La Jolla,
California, just 13 miles northwest of San Diego and the SDO-San Diego
International Airport. Our La Jolla Cove hotel is ideally situated in
the lovely enchanting village near beaches, the La Jolla Cove,
spectacular shopping spots and the many delectable dining options in
the area. World-class golf courses, including the Torrey Pines Golf
Course and the Mission Bay Golf Course (both 6 miles away) and the
Presidio Hills Golf Course (10 miles away), as well as some of the best
universities in the country, including the University of California San
Diego, are just a short drive from the hotel. The Museum of
Contemporary Art San Diego is within walking distance. The Torrey Pines
State Reserve is 5 miles away. Three miles from our hotel near La Jolla
Cove are the Salk Institute and Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
The Scripps Research Institute is 5 miles away. Scripps Memorial
Hospital La Jolla, Illumina San Diego, and LPL Financial San Diego are
all 6 miles from the hotel. Within 8 miles are the Shell Trading Gas
and Power Company, Kyocera Communications and Qualcomm. Raytheon
Integrated Defense Systems is 10 miles away, the Cubic Corporation is
11 miles away and Intuit is 15 miles from the hotel. In addition to the
SDO-San Diego International Airport, there are 3 additional airports
servicing the area: MYF-Montgomery Field is 11 miles away;
OCN-Oceanside Municipal Airport is 32 miles away and the SNA-John Wayne
(Orange County) Airport is 78 miles from the hotel.
Top Ten Things to Do in La Jolla
1. La Jolla Cove
La Jolla Cove is San Diego's most desirable spot for swimming,
diving and snorkeling. The water is calm and the cove is ecologically
2. Mount Soledad
Mount Soledad is a Veterans Memorial with one of the best views of
the various areas of San Diego.
3. Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Birch Aquarium
at Scripps features more than 60 habitats of fish and invertebrates
from the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest to the tropical waters of
Mexico and the Caribbean. This interactive museum showcases research
discoveries by Scripps scientists on climate, earth and ocean
4. Torrey Pines Golf Course
Torrey Pines Golf Coures includes 2 PGA golf courses and plays host
to the PGA Tournament- Farmers Insurance Open.
5. University of California San Diego
Everyone will appreciate the vast green lawns of the University of
California San Diego, a major university and home to the Mingei
International Museum of World Art.
6. Children’s Pool
The Children’s Pool was originally designed as a children's pool,
but the harbor seals took over and now it is a main tourist and local
attraction, as well as a great picture-taking area.
7. Girard Avenue and Prospect Street
Girard Avenue and Propect Street are fashionable streets in La Jolla
that offer expensive shops, boutiques, art galleries and elegant
8. La Jolla Caves
The La Jolla Caves consist of seven elongated fissures in the cliff
walls that can be entered during low tide.
9. Museum of Contemporary Art La Jolla
MCASD (Museum of Contemporary Art La Jolla) provides an
unprecedented variety of exhibit space and a variety of experiences for
the community, showcasing an internationally recognized collection and
a dynamic schedule of exhibits and public programs.
10. La Jolla Playhouse
La Jolla Playhouse is the theater on the University of California
San Diego campus.