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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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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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Meet the Winery Dogs of Santa Clara Valley

As a part of the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail, Gilroy is close to more than 30 wineries in this beautiful, historic, award-winning wine region. These wineries are known for their delicious wines and stunning scenery, but they’re also known for their friendliness—and that includes their friendly winery dogs. Nearly ...
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Lights, Camera, Action! The Poppy Jasper International Film Festival Returns to Gilroy

The 17th Annual Poppy Jasper International Film Festival (PJIFF) brings filmmakers and film-lovers from around the world to Gilroy and our neighboring cities for eight days of films, fun, and celebration. From April 12-19, 2023, the Festival will showcase 260 films from 30 countries. And all that is happening right ...
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Great Trails Near Gilroy: The Waterfall Loop at Uvas Canyon County Park

California is filled with outstanding natural beauty, and Gilroy is ideally situated near many diverse and beautiful parks, including Uvas Canyon County Park. This hidden gem is so exceptional that advance reservations are required. Tucked into the hills and trees on the eastern side of the Santa Cruz Mountains, this ...
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Discover More than Just Tacos along the Gilroy Taco Trail

Just like American food is more than hamburgers and hot dogs, Mexican food is more than just tacos and burritos. Gilroy, California has over 25 authentic Mexican restaurants along the Gilroy Taco Trail that offer up some of Mexico’s best dishes—right here in Gilroy. You’ll find that each Mexican restaurant ...
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Moya Art Gallery & Studio: Bringing Art Lovers from around the World to Gilroy

Nacho Moya in Moya Art Gallery & Studio Colorful, eye-catching art that makes a statement is drawing people from around the world to Moya Art Gallery & Studio in downtown Gilroy. More accurately, the artist behind these eye-catching pieces—Ignacio Moya Rodriguez (who goes by “Nacho” Moya)—is drawing visitors to his ...
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Santa Sightings in Gilroy

This may be Santa’s busiest time of the year, but he has still found some time to make a few appearances in Gilroy. The jolly man in red will be riding in a sleigh in our local parade, making time for sharing wishes and taking pictures, and will be at ...

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