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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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Gilroy is a Great Place to Say “I DO”

Plan Your Wedding in Gilroy, CA Wedding season is upon us—and Gilroy offers the perfect setting to say “I do.” From dreamy wedding venues to gorgeous locations for all of your celebratory pre-wedding events, the Garlic Capital of the World is the ideal backdrop to create memorable moments on your ...
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Dine Around the World in Gilroy

Treat your tastebuds to an international culinary adventure in Gilroy! While the Garlic Capital of the World boasts some of the best Mexican cuisine, you can also savor delectable dishes from around the world — from phó and butter chicken to Brazilian barbecue and gyros  — at more than 75 ...

Discover Holiday Magic in Gilroy

Holiday magic is alive in Gilroy as Santa Claus readies his sleigh to visit the Garlic Capital of the World! Revel in beloved holiday traditions and create new ones when you visit Gilroy during our heartwarming celebrations, including the all-new North Pole Nights at Gilroy Gardens and our Holiday Festival ...
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Discover Gilroy’s Small-Town Charm this Fall (and Winter Too!)

As crisp sweater weather returns, Gilroy is your weekend destination to delight in the season’s offerings and ring in the fall and winter holidays. From pumpkin-hunting to fall and holiday festivals, a bounty of autumnal and winter activities for the entire family awaits you! Fall Fruits, Pumpkins & More While ...
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Unique Snacks, Drinks, & Treats at the Gilroy Premium Outlets

The Gilroy Premium Outlets provide not only find some fantastic deals—with amazing discounts from 25-65%—but also some unique and fun snacks. You can spend hours exploring over 145 stores. If you end up shopping until you’re about to drop, don’t worry! You can refuel with a unique and tasty snack ...
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Gilroy Rodeo Spotlight: Escaramuza El Centenario

The annual Gilroy Rodeo will take place on August 11, 12 & 13, 2023, with three days of exciting events! You will see many of the fun rodeo events you expect, along with some impressive and entertaining specialty acts. Escaramuza El Centenario One of these specialty acts is Escaramuza El ...
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Horseback Trail Ride + Wine Tasting = A Perfect Pairing

For a truly unique, memorable experience with your partner, close friends, or family members, book a scenic horseback trail ride followed by some wine tasting. Gilroy has two great options for this nearby. 1. Garrod Farms Stables Trail Ride 2. Mt. Madonna Stables Trail Ride Gilroy is a part of ...

Your Guide to Farm-Fresh Produce Stands in Gilroy

If visions of juicy cherries, sweet corn, plump peaches, and crunchy peppers are dancing in your head, you will love Gilroy’s popular roadside produce stands. Add to that some delicious local honey, spicy seasonings, crunchy nuts, flavored popcorn (including garlic, of course), tasty sauces and salsa, and even garlic ice ...
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Gilroy Girlfriends’ Getaway

Ladies, are you dreaming of a fun, relaxing weekend with your BFFs? Picture yourselves getting pampered at a beauty lounge, savoring a leisurely meal, shopping at your favorite stores, and sipping some wine next to the vines while listening to live music. You can enjoy all this and more on ...
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Art in the HeART of Gilroy

The arts scene in Gilroy, the “community with a spice for life,” is expanding and evolving in many exciting ways. Come downtown and discover our variety of art venues, attractions, and events. 3rd Friday Art Walk Gilroy’s streets are alive with art every third Friday of the month for the ...

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