Gilroy is known across the globe as the Garlic Capital of the World—and we are proud to welcome thousands of guests each year to the Gilroy Garlic Festival in late July. But there’s lots more going on in Gilroy all year long, from wine tasting and family fun to outlet shopping and outdoor adventures.
No matter when you visit Gilroy, you can always follow the Road to Garlic to find gourmet gift shops, farm stands, and outstanding restaurants where garlic is always on the menu. And you’ll also discover plenty more ways to spice up your stay!
Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park is a wonderland for families with young children, with over 40 fun rides and attractions including the super-splashy Water Oasis, plus majestic gardens and the world-famous Circus Trees.
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—and explore the charming antique shops and boutiques in Historic Downtown Gilroy.
Wine lovers will enjoy exploring the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail, which features over 30 award-winning wineries. The area also abounds with hiking and biking trails and golf courses.
Gilroy’s central location, mild year-round weather, and budget-friendly hotels make it the perfect home base for exploring Silicon Valley, San Francisco Bay Area, and the Central Coast.
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