Who says you can’t combine a theme park day with a unique adventure in Mother Nature? The Gilroy Gardens theme park, in the Central Coast region, features more than 40 rides, many with produce-inspired themes such as the Mushroom Swing, the Artichoke Dip, and (a no-brainer in the Garlic Capital of the World) the Garlic Twirl. But don’t miss the Circus Trees, the elaborately grafted trees that twist and contort in fanciful ways. Challenge your kids to the scavenger hunt to see them all.