Love Is In the Air: Celebrating Valentine’s Day in La Jolla

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Valentine’s Day, the quintessential day of love, is rapidly approaching. More than a splendid day of gifting chocolates and flowers to someone special. There’s hardly anything more romantic than a tranquil environment where quality wine and a delectable meal in a five-star restaurant may be enjoyed with your loved one. How convenient would it be if one of the better restaurants in La Jolla were actually located inside your hotel? As luck would have it for vacationers and local San Diegans alike, there are numerous hotels in La Jolla with premier on-site restaurants, all crème de la crème for a celebration of romance in San Diego’s premier seaside community.

The restaurant inside the elegant Empress Hotel is located near the ocean, a delightful hotel that caters to guests from around the country. The Empress features a restaurant appropriately named Manhattan that mimics the presence and atmosphere of a definitive New York lounge. Live piano shows pay tribute to an unobtrusive and warm ambiance. Diners and lovers alike have a choice to either eat in the bar lounge area, or conversely may opt to spend their special time together relishing their meal in the private dining room. Designated as San Diego’s Best Romantic Restaurant, Manhattan provides its diners with the additional extravagance of an award-winning menu, featuring specialties such as veal chop, a signature scampi, classic cannelloni and homemade pastas. For that special Valentine’s Day romantic date, Manhattan’s delicious offerings, along with its reserved, affectionate surroundings make for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day experience long to be cherished by lovers.

The Nine-Ten Restaurant is a first-rate steakhouse conveniently located on La Jolla’s historic Prospect Street inside the Grande Colonial. Nine-Ten diners have an option to revel in airy al-fresco dining on its private sidewalk patio, or in the soothing ambiance of its indoor dining room which features opulent mahogany wood accents and lofty ceilings. Nine-Ten provides its ever-welcome guests this Valentine’s Day with an expansive selection of quality, local menu choices and fine wine. Couples are able to pamper themselves with delightful dishes crafted from locally grown produce and indigenous La Jolla seafood. The atmosphere at Nine-Ten is the perfect place to enjoy numerous entrees along with tastefully paired wine. For that romantic night you seek with your special someone, Nine-Ten delivers lasting memories along with its memorable menu selections.

The Shores Restaurant is fittingly located in the La Jolla Shores Hotel. The restaurant provides lovers and couples with an incomparable ocean view of the Pacific. For lovers who prefer to enjoy the fresh scent of the Pacific replete with the sound of the waves, as well as relax in a calm ocean breeze, The Shores Restaurant features an open-air patio. The expansive layout and modest decor creates a laid back setting that is great for lovers and couples seeking a special night out filled with a romantic atmosphere and a mouth-watering menu.

Additionally, guests staying at the La Jolla Shores Hotel may be ensured they will receive kingly and queenly treatment from their deluxe, full-service accommodations. They additionally offer special romance deals that include special discounts and accompaniments to enhance a special Valentine’s Day stay.

La Jolla Weekend Open Houses: 2/9 & 2/10

Move into your dream home with our La Jolla Open House weekend guide. Happy house hunting!

Corrigan | Cohen Group | Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices California Properties

Daniel Albrecht
5418 Caminito Bayo
Open House on Sunday, 2/10 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Sparkling Ocean Views

Gail Squires | Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

Where: 758 Bonair St.LaJolla 92037
When:  Saturday 1-4PM
Where: 758 Bonair Street
Details: $1,999,000. 3BR/ 4BA. Located at the end of the street this stunning contemporary home is built in 2015 and is move in ready!
Contact: Gail Squires 619-972-1510 Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty


Maxine and Marti Gellens | Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties:

When: Saturday and Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 1428 Stratford Court
Details: $2,695,000. 3BR/3.5BA. Absolutely stunning views of the sea, surf and sunsets are showcased from this private penthouse condominium!!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties


When: Saturday and Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 6275 Cardeno Drive
Details: 6275 Cardeno Drive. $2,295,000. 4BR/2.5BA. Enjoy the chill vibe from this swanky pad, resting upon a beautifully landscaped 20,000+ square foot lot with canyon views, night lights and mountains to the east!!!!
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When: Saturday and Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 2551 Via Viesta
Details: 2551 Via Viesta. $2,250,000. 3BR/2.5BA. Tucked in a serene hillside setting on a cul-de-sac, this Mid-Century Modern home showcases sweeping northeasterly views of the ocean, coastline, city and mountains!!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

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When: Saturday and Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 5417 Caminito Bayo
Details: $1,399,000. 3BR/2.5BA. Tucked in a tranquil location within the gated community of Emerald Cove with resort-inspired amenities consisting of a clubhouse, library, gym, pools, spas, a sauna & lighted tennis courts!!!!!

Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
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1842 Bel Air Terrace
Largest model in sought-after Pacific Ranch! Spacious, light-filled home featuring 5 bedrooms and 4 baths!!
Saturday and Sunday 1-4PM

835 Midway Street
Resting upon a double corner lot, this cute beach cottage boasts a bright, single-level interior with 3 bedrooms and 1 bath!!!
Saturday and Sunday 1-4PM
835 Midway Street

Team Chodorow – Open House Schedule this Weekend:

Saturday (2/9) and Sunday 2/10 1-4PM
– 8258 Prestwick  $4,750,000
– 5836 La Jolla Mesa Drive  $3,150,000
– 2915 Woodford  $2,825,000
– 2531 Via Viesta  $2,395,000
Sunday ONLY 2/10/19 (1-4PM)
– 2488 Azure Coast   $1,048,000

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