Thanks to its rich past, the city remains a magnet for all history lovers. You won't regret walking through the old city's narrow streets, visiting famous Jewish quarter and cathedrals. This is a nice walk and a pure touch of history. If you plan to rent a villa or stay in a hotel on Costa Brava it may be a good place to visit if you are a bit bored by sunbathing or if the weather gets cold.
Reaching Girona from Empuriabrava is easy - you may drive by local roads or highway, just follow the signs. The highway AP7 is faster but the local road (N-II) goes through picturesque surroundings and small towns, so it may be quite interesting to take this road if you have time.