California Welcome Center Gilroy

Whether you’re just visiting Gilroy for the day or plan to stay awhile, make the California Welcome Center Gilroy your first stop in town. Our staff can provide helpful maps and guides to help you make the most of your time in Gilroy!

We’re also a great place to shop for unique Gilroy gifts and souvenirs. Be sure to ask for a free “Gilroy Goodie Bag,” which includes fun mementos and coupon offerings from local wineries.

California Welcome Center Gilroy

8155-6 Arroyo Circle
Located in Gilroy Premium Outlets
Building A (close to Forever 21)
Gilroy, CA 95020

Monday – Saturday: 11AM – 5PM
Sunday: 12PM – 5PM

Email: [email protected]


About Visit Gilroy

Visit Gilroy is a non-profit Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) dedicated to promoting Gilroy as a tourist destination. Visit Gilroy operates the California Welcome Center Gilroy, which provides a centralized source of local knowledge and information for visitors, residents, travel agents, and media. Conveniently located in Gilroy Premium Outlets, the Welcome Center is also a great place to find unique Gilroy gifts and souvenirs!

Our Staff


Jane Howard

Executive Director

Jane oversees all Visit Gilroy operations, communications, advertising, marketing, social media, and community partnerships. A resident of Gilroy for over 35 years, Jane is an active member of the local community and has served as executive director of the Gilroy Visitors’ Bureau (now operating as the California Welcome Center Gilroy) since 2005.

Pam Gimenez

Visitor Service Manager

Pam is a third-generation Gilroyan, and she loves to meet and greet visitors who come in to the California Welcome Center Gilroy. She previously worked for Michael Bonfante at corporate headquarters for Nob Hill Foods during the creation and development of what is now Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park.

Board of Directors

Barb Granter


Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park

Vic Vanni


Solis Winery

Eric Gebhardt



Mark Turner


President, Gilroy Chamber of Commerce

Don Delorenzo

Past Chair

Gilroy Golf Course

Brent Bonino

Board Member

LJB Farms

Maria DeLeon

Board Member

City of Gilroy

Sara Lira

Board Member

Gilroy Premium Outlets Representative

Kurt Michielssen

Board Member

Pinnacle Bank

Mike Patel

Board Member

Best Western Forest Park Inn

Dave Peoples

Board Member


Adam Sanchez

Board Member

The Milias Restaurant

Cat Tucker

Board Member

Gilroy City Council