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From live music to our award-winning weekend brunch, there is plenty to enjoy in the heart of La Jolla at La Valencia Hotel.

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Pink Tea in Cup

Pink Tea Series for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, & 29th | One seating available each day at 11:00am

Arrive pretty in pink to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month at La Valencia Hotel with the first ever Pink Tea Series. Enjoy the award-winning tea complete with DAMMANN Frères tea, festive sandwiches, pink homemade sweets, scones and more plus a glass of brut rosé and 10% of proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen San Diego. Pink attire strongly encouraged!

Tea service sells out every year; Advance reservations required

All month long, enjoy our signature Pink Lady cocktail, and we'll donate $1 from every Pink Lady sold at The Med and La Sala to Susan G. Komen San Diego.

$95 per person

To book, please follow the link below, choose the desired date and select 11:00am "experiences" for tea reservations in OpenTable. Credit card required to hold the reservation.
View the Menu Pink Tea Series for Breast Cancer Awareness Month


thanksgiving dinner table

Thanksgiving at La Valencia Thursday, Nov. 25 | 12:30pm - Close

Celebrate with your loved ones in the heart of La Jolla and enjoy Chef's festive three-course menu including free-range turkey, beef tenderloin, delectable desserts like pumpkin pie with spiced whipped cream and more.

$95 per adult | Kids selections available from $20 to $36 (12 and under)

Make your reservation through OpenTable or by calling the restaurant at (866) 895-9859.

Choice of One
Greek Yogurt, Tangerine Oil

Baby Kale, Apple, Pomegranate

Oysters, Shrimp, Crab Claws

Choice of One
Cream Cheese Whipped Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, French Green Beans, Baby Carrots, Cornbread Stuffing, Buttermilk Gravy, Cranberry

Fingerlings, Cauliflower, Pumpkin, Cippolini

Salsify, Brussels Sprouts, Maitake, Chestnut

Foraged Mushrooms, Quinoa, Butternut, Pistachio

Choice of One
Pecans, Bourbon Gelato, Salted Caramel

Malt, Fresh Berries

Spiced Whipped Cream, Cranberry Sorbet

Kids selections available from $20 to $36

Taxes and gratuity not included. All dishes will be served a la carte. No buffet options will be served this year. 
A 5% surcharge will be added to all guest checks. A 20% automatic gratuity is applied for all holidays. 

View the Menu Thanksgiving at La Valencia


tree lighting

Annual Tree Lighting Thursday, Dec. 2 from 4:30pm

Celebrate La Valencia's annual holiday tree lighting with warm holiday beverages, homemade sweets, live music, carolers and children's crafts counting down to the lighting at 5:45pm.

All are welcome to attend the lighting and celebrate at La Valencia. 

This evening marks the beginning of the holiday season at the Pink Lady and is a free event open to the public. Festivities begin at 4:30pm. This year will feature a dual tree lighting with the traditional indoor La Sala tree lighting and a new outdoor display to illuminate Patio Sol. For those looking to make the evening special, dining reservations are strongly encouraged through OpenTable for seating in The Med and on our Ocean View Terrace.

View the Menu Annual Tree Lighting


Holiday Tea

Holiday Tea at The Med Dec. 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 30 & Jan. 6, 7

Celebrate the holiday season with La Valencia's award-winning tea service! Enjoy a variety of DAMMANN Frères teas paired with scones, quiche, delectable tea sandwiches, assorted mini pastries, and more.

Stay tuned for the complete menu and reservations details.

Now accepting reservations through OpenTable. These award-winning teas sell out quickly. Be sure to reserve your table to join the Pink Lady for the perfect toast to the holiday season.
Our award-winning tea is only available at 11:00am. Please be sure to select the 11:00am "Experience" in OpenTable. 

Holiday Tea Dates

  • Friday, Dec. 3
  • Thursday, Dec. 9
  • Friday, Dec. 10
  • Thursday, Dec. 16
  • Friday, Dec. 17
  • Thursday, Dec. 23
  • Thursday, Dec. 30
  • Thursday, Jan. 6
  • Friday, Jan. 7
View the Menu Holiday Tea at The Med


Storytime Brunch Waffles

Storytime Brunch with Santa Sunday, Dec. 4, 11, 18 | Santa visit from 11:00am-1:00pm

Santa's coming to the Pink Lady! Enjoy The Med's decadent brunch menu including the La V cinnamon roll, eggs benedict and more, plus a visit from Santa himself. Santa will be spreading holiday cheer from 11:00am-1:00pm. Now accepting brunch reservations through OpenTable.

Brunch menu available from 9:00am-2:00pm | Santa visit from 11:00am-1:00pm
View the Menu Storytime Brunch with Santa


Christmas Table Setting

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day at The Med Dec. 24 & 25 

Celebrate Christmas Eve or Christmas Day with a decadent three course meal prepared by Chef Timothy Ralphs at The Med. 

Check back soon for the complete menu and reservation details. 


View the Menu Christmas Eve & Christmas Day at The Med



Live Music on Patio Sol Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Enjoy live music from local favorites on Patio Sol and in La Sala Lounge at the iconic La Valencia Hotel.

  • Thursday | In the evenings from 5:30-8:30pm*
  • Friday | In the evenings from 6:00-9:00pm*
  • Saturday | 11:00am-2:00pm & 6:00-9:00pm*
  • Sunday | During brunch from 11:00am-2:00pm*

*Times may vary. Visit our event calendar for the complete schedule. 

View the Menu Live Music on Patio Sol


Champagne brunch set up

Weekend Brunch with Piper-Heidsieck Every Saturday & Sunday from 9:00am-2:00pm

The Med's award-winning brunch just got bubblier! We've partnered with French Champagne house Piper-Heidsieck for our award-winning brunch available every Saturday and Sunday at The Med. Enjoy live music, brunch favorites, and now enjoy Piper by the glass or bottle, specialty champagne cocktails and more.


Plus look out for the new champagne cart to enjoy Piper on the Patio every Saturday and Sunday! Whether you're passing through or planning to brunch, the Piper-Heidsieck champagne cart is at your service.

A Must-Order: The La V cinnamon roll topped with pink icing and fresh berries, a sweet collaboration with local bakery Sugar & Scribe.


View the Menu Weekend Brunch with Piper-Heidsieck