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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!)


Garlic Capital Garlic Bread Recipe

Inspired by Robert Airoldi: Editor of Gilroy and Morgan Hill Life News Source, Italian by Nature, Gilroy and Morgan Hill Local by Day When it comes to the best garlic bread you’ve ever had, the Garlic Capital of the World, Gilroy, California, does not mess around! This delicious and tasty ...
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Black and brown cows walking on a green hillside

Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch County Park – Gilroy, California

What to Do? Summer fun and adventuring outdoors in Gilroy means boating at Coyote Lake! Whether you’re planning a Bay Area road trip, want to go camping for the weekend in Gilroy, fishing in Gilroy, boating for the day in Gilroy or are looking for hiking in Gilroy, Coyote Lake ...
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Roasted garlic on a red and black plate

Homemade Roasted Garlic Olive Oil

Inspired by Kathryn Walker Airoldi, an Incredible Cook, Mother and Realtor Every home most likely has olive oil, but if you’re looking to level up and make your own homemade roasted garlic olive oil, you’ve come to the right place! Since Gilroy is the Garlic Capital of the World, we ...
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Pepper steak sandwich with melted cheese on top

Gilroy Garlic Festival Inspired Pepper Steak Sandwiches

If you’ve ever been to the Gilroy Garlic Festival, you’ve most likely tried the Tri-Tip Pepper Steak Sandwiches! As Gilroy celebrates Garlic Month, we felt it was only appropriate that we feature this mouth-watering steak sandwich recipe. So if you’re looking for steak sandwich recipe ideas, we strongly encourage you ...
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Stuffed mushrooms on a blue plate

Garlic Stuffed Baby Bellas Recipe

This is a delicious, light and easy stuffed mushroom caps dinner recipe that you will want to make over and over again! The whole family will fall in love with this vegetarian stuffed mushroom recipe, even your picky eaters. The flavors and texture of these stuffed baby bellas are mouth-watering, ...
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Garlic Blackened Salmon Tacos on a plate with garlic green beans

Garlic Blackened Salmon Tacos with Garlic Green Beans

Cooking Tips, Preparation and Comments for Salmon Tacos! Finish this sentence: July is ____ month in Gilroy! We celebrate Garlic Month for the entire month of July here in Gilroy! Since we aren’t having a Garlic Festival for 2020, we’ve decided to share this delicious salmon taco recipe to celebrate ...
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Mount Madonna Stables Horseback riding

Mt. Madonna County Park

For the Lovers of Redwood Trees, Hiking, Horseback Riding and History Mt. Madonna County Park is sought out for its beautiful hiking trails with a 14-mile trail system that is surrounded in lush green meadows, wild flowers, white reindeer and of course, Redwood and Eucalyptus trees. If you’re planning a bay ...
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Large redwoods at Mt. Madonna

Physical Distancing in Gilroy – An Outdoor Lovers Guide In and Around Gilroy, California

It’s true that Gilroy, California is home to the Garlic Festival and is the Garlic Capital of the World, but did you know how many outdoor activities Gilroy has? Gilroy is your physical distancing heaven with so many hidden gems to check out! Whether you live local, you're looking for ...
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Shrimp cooking on a pan

30 Minute Garlic Shrimp Recipe

Do you love garlic shrimp? Are you looking for an easy garlic shrimp recipe to make for your next family dinner? This delicious garlic shrimp recipe is quick, easy and a crowd pleaser for the whole family! Gilroy is the Garlic Capital of the world, home of the Gilroy Garlic ...
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