Discover Downtown!

There’s always something going on in Downtown Gilroy

Come explore Gilroy’s charming Historic Downtown District, which features an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, and other local businesses that artfully blend the old with the new.

At our charming antique stores and other specialty boutiques, you’ll find all kinds of jewelry, furniture, tools, toys, kitchenware, clothing and other unique treasures.

The Downtown area also has a number of wonderful dining options, from coffee and sandwiches to steaks, authentic Mexican food, Gilroy garlic favorites, and much more.

INSIDER’S TIP: O.D.’s Kitchen is a local favorite, especially for breakfast. If you’re feeling really hungry, order the Kitchen Sink!


Self-Guided Walking Tour

Our self-guided downtown walking tour map will help you learn about all the great historical locations in Downtown Gilroy!



Take a Stroll Back in Time

The Gilroy Historic Paseo is a pathway that conveniently connects the shops and restaurants on Monterey Street with adjacent free parking lots. As you stroll through the Paseo, take a moment to look at the historic murals and interpretative panels to learn more about the city’s storied past, from the Early Settlers and roots of Agriculture through The Cowboy Era, the growth of Commerce and Hospitality, and of course, Gilroy’s long love affair with Garlic. (Located on Monterey Street between Fifth and Sixth Streets in downtown Gilroy)

Learn more about Gilroy’s past on the Gilroy City Historian web page.



Jane and Pam smiling in front of the California Welcome Center Gilroy

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway Santa Clara, CA 95054

America’s favorite travel show is back! Explore endless vacation options at over 250 destinations and meet face-to-face with thousands of travel experts. Be sure to stop by the Visit Gilroy booth to plan your great[…]

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Elephant Garlic Weekend

October 23, 2021

2:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Gilroy Gardens, 3050 Hecker Pass Hwy Gilroy, CA 95020

What is little Elephant going to be for Halloween? Find out during Elephant Garlic Weekend at Gilroy Gardens, October 23-24. Author Ken Christopher will be doing live readings in the Amphitheater—and each family gets a[…]

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Halloween Movie Night

October 30, 2021

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
La Vie Dansante Wines, 6500 Brem Lane, Gilroy, CA 95020

Come out to La Vie Dansante Wines on Friday night to enjoy great wine and a Halloween movie. Make sure to bring a blanket or chairs to relax and watch the movie.

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