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Visit Gilroy Blog

Choose your own adventure and take some time to explore all the fun things to do in Gilroy, California! (Hint: You’ll probably need to book a hotel room—there’s way too much to do in just one day!)


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Equestrian Experiences in Gilroy, CA

Come to Gilroy for exciting equestrian experiences! You can take a horseback trail ride through the redwoods with Mt. Madonna Stables, learn how to ride and rope cattle at Bright Ranch, or watch buckin’ broncos and talented rodeo professionals at the Gilroy Rodeo. Throw on your boots, don your hat, ...
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Gilroy Gardens: 7 Hidden Gems + Insider Tips & Tidbits

Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in Gilroy, California is a wonderful place for the whole family to enjoy rides, water play, games, entertainment, and some great food. But before you visit the park, take a few minutes to learn about some great “hidden gems” you simply must see—as well as ...
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Gilroy Golf Courses: Something “Fore” Everyone

Gilroy may be known for its garlic, but it has several notable golf courses, too. You will find courses ideal for beginners and more experienced players. Swing away and enjoy these diverse Gilroy golf courses! Gavilan Golf Course: Great for Beginners Gavilan Golf Course is a nine-hole recreational course located ...
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Spice up Your Life Along the Road to Garlic in Gilroy, The Garlic Capital of the World

Let’s see how many garlic stops you can make along the Road to Garlic! This helpful guide offers garlic dining, garlic ice cream, garlic products and gifts, and garlic photo ops throughout the town of Gilroy, California—known as The Garlic Capital of the World. You’ll need more than just one ...
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Intriguing History + Creative Cuisine = Dining Through Time in Gilroy

A self-guided progressive dining experience through Gilroy’s historical landmarks If you love local history and delicious food, we’ve got a great Gilroy experience for you! With our self-guided progressive dining experience, you can take a culinary trip back in time while you enjoy some of the very best food here ...
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Spring into Summer: Experience Moments & Make Memories with Your Family in Gilroy

With pleasant spring weather and summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time of year for experiencing special moments and making memories with your family in Gilroy, California. Bring the entire family on a trip to Gilroy to enjoy a fun family theme park, kid-friendly wineries, scenic outdoor ...
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Bicycling in and around Gilroy

If bicycling is your passion, then we have some great options for you in and around Gilroy. Whether you prefer riding around town, taking a paved bike trail, or pursuing a more difficult ride surrounded by nature, Gilroy has something for all levels and all types of biking. Bicycling Around ...
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History Highlights in Gilroy

If exploring petroglyphs, old grave sites, house ruins, and antique airplanes interests you, then Gilroy is the place to visit! You can stroll through historic downtown Gilroy to learn fascinating facts about our founder, John Cameron Gilroy, and the garlic that’s made Gilroy famous around the world. You can explore ...
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A Guide to Camping in and around Gilroy

Are blue skies, green vistas, and fresh air calling you? Look no further than one of the scenic county parks surrounding Gilroy, California. Bring along your tent or trailer, or rent a yurt for an easy and fun “glamping” experience. Whether you want to wake to looming redwoods, a bubbling ...
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Gilroy Gardens: Where Fun Grows on Trees!

Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park is a unique family theme park with over 40 rides and attractions, a water park, interesting educational exhibits, and the incredible hand-grafted “Circus Trees,” all surrounded by majestic gardens. This hidden gem in the garlic-famous city of Gilroy is the perfect spot to enjoy family ...
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