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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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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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Mt. Madonna County Park yurt with deck for camping

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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Little girl walking by Gil and Roy at Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park

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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3 Men and 3 Women posing on a sofa with various weapons for the Clue play

It’s Showtime: A Guide to Live Entertainment in Gilroy

Gilroy, California has a thriving arts scene and several wonderful entertainment venues. Plan a trip to Gilroy to discover high-quality theatrical and live musical performances that will make you laugh, cry…and possibly dance in the street. Whether you are a local or visitor, you’ll find something to spark your creative ...
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Nacho Moya of Moya Art Gallery And Studio poses with a painting

The Arts are Alive in Gilroy: A Guide to Gilroy’s Art Galleries, Murals, and More

Gilroy, California has a thriving arts scene and several wonderful entertainment venues. Plan a trip to Gilroy to discover art exhibits, craft fairs, murals, art classes, and more. Whether you are a local or visitor, you’ll find something to spark your creative interest in Gilroy! Art Galleries & Art Studios ...
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Road sign of Wineries of Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail

Discover the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley, Part 3: Exploring the Wine Trail

The 30-mile Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail is a loop that runs through Gilroy, Morgan Hill, and San Martin. It includes most of the 30 wineries that are a part of the Santa Clara Valley Wine Association. There are 25 Wine Trail signs to guide you along the way, with ...
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Rainbow-colored barrels and sign at Satori Cellars entrance

Discover the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley, Part 2: Diverse Geography, Features & Activities

The Santa Clara Valley boasts over 30 wineries and tasting rooms, from Gilroy in the south to New Almaden in the north. Each one is a unique destination that offers a special experience for wine lovers, live music fans, foodies, families, and adventure-seekers. Diversity of Santa Clara Valley Wineries While ...
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Discover the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley, Part 1: Fascinating Facts You May Not Know

If you love wine and are interested in California history, here are some fascinating facts about the Santa Clara Valley wine growing region—which includes all the wineries and tasting rooms in and around Gilroy. Fact #1: Santa Clara Valley is still The Valley of Heart’s Delight. The Santa Clara Valley ...
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