Gilroy, California Spice up your sunny California getaway

With 260+ days of sunshine each year and lots of fun family activities, plus a central Bay Area location and budgetfriendly hotels, Gilroy is the ideal destination for your next California getaway!

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. Guests enjoy great garlicky food, cooking competitions, and live entertainment at the world’s ultimate summer food fair.

Gilroy is also a shopper’s paradise, with extraordinary savings at 145 designer outlet stores at Gilroy Premium Outlets as well as a number of charming antique shops, boutiques, and restaurants in Historic Downtown Gilroy.

Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park provides fun for the whole family, featuring over 20 rides and attractions, six majestic gardens, and the worldfamous Circus Trees in a beautiful and unique setting. The new Water Oasis attraction is a lovely place for kids to splash and play.

Gilroy is home to a number of award-winning wineries located along the new Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail. Nestled in the foothills overlooking the valley, the scenic vineyards provide a casual, relaxed atmosphere for wine tasting and picnics.

The area also abounds with outdoor activities, with several parks, golf courses, hiking trails, and nearby lakes for fishing and water sports. Come soak up the California sunshine in Gilroy! For more information, go to www.visitgilroy.org

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