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.

Grow Your Business at Greenhouse Co-Working

This bright, light-infused coworking center is the perfect place to base your “home office” while you network with other entrepreneurs and enjoy convenient access to downtown Gilroy’s shops, cafes, and restaurants.


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4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Aver Family Vineyards, Comfort of your own home

Aver Family Vineyards is hosting Saturday Supper Club led by chefs who were trained in Michelin-starred restaurants. The Supper Club includes all ingredients & wine delivered to your door in addition to the entertaining step-by-step[…]

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Mother’s Day Brunch

May 09, 2021

11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Fortino Winery, 4525 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy, CA 95020

Treat your mom to a Mother’s Day Brunch Charcuterie Experience at Fortino Winery. Enjoy pancakes, bacon, mimosas and more more made by Chef Daniel.

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Opening Day

May 22, 2021

10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park, 3050 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy, CA 95020

Opening Day is Saturday May 22, 2021! Come out and have a great time at Gilroy Gardens. Make sure to purchase a Premium Membership while you’re there. Enjoy unlimited visits to the park and FREE[…]

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