Plan Your Great Gilroy Getaway Today!

Every year on the last full weekend in July, the self-proclaimed “Garlic Capital of the World” welcomes thousands of visitors from around the globe to the Gilroy Garlic Festival. This year the event takes place July 27–29, 2018 and they’ll be celebrating 40 years of family fun! Since 1979, guests have been enjoying great garlicky food, cooking competitions, and live entertainment at the world’s greatest summer food festival. But even if you can’t make it for the Festival in July, you can spice up your next California vacation with a getaway to Gilroy any time of year!

Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park is a magical wonderland for families with young kids — and this year the park’s popular Water Oasis attraction will be doubling in size! The new play area will include even more super splashy features, including a giant tipping bucket and bigger slides for bigger kids. Grown-ups are welcome to join in the fun, or just chill out nearby in a comfy chair or colorful cabana. Throughout the rest of the park, you’ll discover over 40 fun rides and attractions, majestic gardens, and the world-famous Circus Trees in a truly beautiful and unique setting.

Ready to do some serious shopping? You’ll find extraordinary everyday savings of 25–65% at over 145 designer outlet stores at Gilroy Premium Outlets. And be sure to make time to explore the charming antique shops and trendy boutiques in Historic Downtown Gilroy.

Downtown Gilroy is also a prime destination for foodies. Here you’ll find longtime local favorites like The Milias Restaurant and Old City Hall Restaurant along with cozy cafés, sandwich shops, and authentic Mexican restaurants. Be sure to get yourself some of the only-in-Gilroy garlic ice cream while you’re in town. Love it or hate it, you’ve simply got to try it!

Wine lovers will enjoy exploring the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail, which features over 30 award-winning wineries nestled in the foothills overlooking the valley. Gilroy’s scenic vineyards provide a casual, relaxed atmosphere for wine tasting and picnics.

The area also abounds with outdoor activities, with several parks, award-winning golf courses, hiking and biking trails, and nearby lakes for fishing and water sports.

With plenty of budget-friendly hotels and a central location close to Silicon Valley, San Francisco, and the Monterey Bay Area, Gilroy’s really got it all — and makes a great California getaway any time of year!

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What Will You Do on YOUR Great Gilroy Getaway?

  • Get your Gilroy garlic on 
  • Find fun for the whole family
  • Shop ‘til you drop
  • Taste your way along the Wine Trail
  • Discover downtown

Plan your Gilroy getaway today!