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.


Wine corkscrew near an image of Steve Siacotos
Live Music

March 06, 2021

March 6, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Verde Vineyards, 2143 Buena Vista Ave., Gilroy 95020

Come out to Verde Vineyards and enjoy music by Steve Siacotos and of course delicious wine. Reservations required.

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Virtual Wine Tasting

March 06, 2021

March 6, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
From the comfort of your own home

Join Lion Ranch for a memorable wine tasting experience featuring host Dominic Austin, cancer survivor and former NFL player, and Sommelier Samantha Capaldi! You will enjoy three unique, hand made wines from family-run Lion Ranch[…]

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Pizza Picnic

March 07, 2021

March 7, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Kirigin Cellars, 11550 Watsonville Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020

Join Kirigin Cellars for some delicious wine and pizza. Your pizza options include cheese, pepperoni, and veggies! Note that wine glasses will not be provided; please bring your own as well as bottle openers.

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