La Valencia - La Jolla, CA, 92037, USA

Upcoming Events

10th Annual San Diego Restaurant Week

SEPTEMBER 21st - OCTOBER 3rd, 2014 

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Experience cuisine that delights your palate and defines the art of dining in San Diego. Held twice annually, this beloved culinary tradition features discounted prix fixe menus from more than 180 of San Diego's best restaurants in 12 unique regions throughout San Diego County.

Both THE MED and Café la Rue are taking reservations for this year's SDRW! Take a peak at the menu's for each restaurant by clicking the links below.

THE MED Menu - Dinner
$45 Per Person | 3 Courses
$20 Optional Wine Pairing

Café la Rue Menu - Lunch
$20 Per Person | 2 Courses
$5 Wine Specials

No tickets or passes are required. Reservations Recommended.

The Art of Harrison Howard


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Harrison Howard is the son of Wing Howard, an artist best known in San Diego for his murals at the historic La Valencia Hotel, first painted in the 1940’s. The three large mural panels of Parisian scenes that are now featured in the popular Café la Rue are all works by Wing Howard.

Harrison has also made his career as an artist. Much of his professional career has been devoted to mural work in private houses, and has included screens, panels, easel paintings, and watercolors. Primarily, his work has focused on decorative themes including architectural subjects, chinoiseries, and scenic’s, often with bird, animal or floral motifs. His work currently on display in the lobby at La Valencia Hotel typifies the chinoiserie themes that he is particularly known for. He is represented through a number of businesses across the United States and may be contacted most easily via his website at, where he offers limited edition prints. Additional examples of his work may be seen on, some of which currently hang in the La Valencia lobby.

Del Mar Horse Races

JULY 17 - SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 | 11:30AM - 6:30PM
Recurs every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

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Wager on your favorite horses during the popular, annual Del Mar Thoroughbred Club racing season, mid-July - early- September - "Where the Turf Meets the Surf". Be part of the magic and nostalgia of this long-time horse race tradition dating back to 1937 when Bing Crosby greeted the first guests, and Seabiscuit won by a nose in the infamous race in 1938. This season features the nation's top race horses, trainers and jockeys, and plenty of fun in the sun. For more info please visit:

Hotel Guests: Please ask our Concierge about our Preferred Turf Club Seating.