Plan Your Great Gilroy Getaway!
Follow your nose — and your taste for adventure — to Gilroy, California, the “Garlic Capital of the World!”
The town’s signature bulb is celebrated every year on the last full weekend in July at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, when visitors from around the world enjoy three days of great garlicky food, cooking competitions, live entertainment, and family fun. Mark your calendars for July 27, 28 and29, 2018 to experience the world’s greatest summer food festival for yourself!
No matter when you visit Gilroy, though, you can always find plenty of garlic — from gourmet gift shops and produce stands to outstanding restaurants where garlic is always on the menu. Be sure to get a photo in front of the garlic mural in the heart of Downtown Gilroy…and try the unique taste of garlic ice cream!
The magical Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park is a wonderland for families with young children. This unique horticultural theme park features over 40 fun rides and attractions, majestic gardens, and the world-famous Circus Trees — which were recently named by Visit California as one of the tate’s “Hidden Gems.” Other family-friendly stops include the iconic Casa de Fruta and the historic nature trail at Chitactac-Adams Heritage Park.
Gilroy is also a mecca for serious shoppers. Discover extraordinary everyday savings of 25–65% and over 145 designer outlet stores at Gilroy Premium Outlets, where you really can shop ‘til you drop. Take some time to also explore the charming antique shops, boutiques, and excellent restaurants in Historic Downtown Gilroy.
Wine lovers will enjoy exploring the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail, which features over 25 award-winning wineries nestled in the foothills overlooking the valley. Gilroy’s scenic vineyards provide a casual, relaxed atmosphere for wine tasting, picnics, and evening concerts under the stars.
The area also abounds with outdoor activities, with several parks, championship golf courses, hiking trails, and nearby lakes for fishing and water sports. You can also take a stroll back in time and learn more about the region’s history along the Gilroy Historic Paseo.
Gilroy’s central location, mild year-round weather, and budget-friendly hotels make it a popular stop along “The Original Road Trip” through California’s Central Coast. Located just 30 miles south of San Jose, Gilroy also makes a perfect home base for exploring Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area.
To start planning your Gilroy getaway, go to visitgilroy.org.