The Cove - Alson Clark

We have an obligation to maintain these that people may be in the presence of forces larger than those of the moment.

Ken Burns   Documentary Film Director and Preservationist

Upcoming Events


Celebrating La Valencia's 90th Anniversary!

This December, locals and visitors alike will be invited to celebrate the nine-decade love affair between the iconic La Valencia Hotel and its jewel-like city by the sea. Tickets are now on sale for the December 15th Gatsby Gala, 90th Birthday celebration at La V - a charity celebration to benefit the La Jolla Historical Society.

 The luxurious Roaring 20's themed event will feature live music and dancing, Prohibition cocktails, punchbowls of bubbly, lavish buffets, hors d'oeuvres & canapés and revelers encouraged to dress in period attire. Vintage automobiles, flashbulbs and flappers will help make the party's entrance a grand one. The hotel's dining and public spaces - THE MED, Cafe la Rue, La Sala Lounge and the mezzanine Galeria - will be transformed into a palace Gatsby himself would envy with speakeasies and a Jazz Age dance hall.


The "Pink Lady" is also offering two overnight packages designed just for the event: 


The 1926 Experience

Available for the party and the nights of 12/14 and 12/16 - $1,926 (plus room tax) 

* 2 nights, double occupancy in a Suite or Villa includes

* 2 Gatsby Gala Tickets

* 1 Bottle of Dom Perignon

* 2 Commemorative Gifts

* 2 Nights Valet Parking

   * 1 Breakfast for 2


 Party Like Gatsby Experience

Available 12/15/16 only - $790 (plus room tax)

* 1 Night, Double Occupancy in an Ocean View room

* 2 Tickets to the Gatsby Gala

* 2 Anniversary logo party gifts

* 1 Night Valet Parking

Please contact the hotel directly to reserve the above room packages: 858.454.0771 or

Community Events

The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance

April 7-9, 2017

The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance & Motor Car Classic are community events presented each spring by the La Jolla Historical Society. Visitors from national and international destinations attend The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance & Motor Car Classic to enter the judged competition, or learn about the automobile history. This event serves as a fundraiser, brings commerce to the community during a period off-season of the summer tourist trade, and attracts thousands of visitors to San Diego.  Learn more


The Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla

May 20, 2017 

The Secret Garden Tour extends a rare invitation to the public to stroll behind the garden gates of some of La Jolla’s loveliest secluded gardens, often concealed from view by strategic growth of mature trees, vines, or foliage. Visitors from throughout San Diego County and beyond view private gardens in the community during this important Society fundraiser.  Learn more