Gilroy Welcome Center

Whether you’re just visiting Gilroy for the day or plan to stay awhile, make the Gilroy Welcome Center 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.

Gilroy Welcome Center

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

Open seven days a week at 10 am.



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 Gilroy Welcome Center, 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 Gliroy 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 Gilroy Welcome Center) since 2006.

Sarah Lira

Assistant Marketing Director

Sarah was born and raised in Gilroy and graduated from Saint Mary’s College of California. She assists with marketing projects, sits on event committees, plans Gilroy Welcome Center events, and oversees all creative work and social media content.

Pam Gimenez

Visitor Service Manager

Pam is a third-generation Gilroyan, and she loves to meet and greet visitors who come in to the Welcome Center. 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

Don Delorenzo


Gilroy Golf Course

Heather Roach

Vice Chair

Gilroy Premium Outlets

Eric Gebhardt

Past Chair


Mark Turner


President, Gilroy Chamber of Commerce

Barb Granter


Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park

Brian Bowe

Board Member

Gilroy Garlic Festival Association

Tammy Brownlow

Board Member

Gilroy Economic Development Corp.

Maria DeLeon

Board Member

City of Gilroy

Kevin Heath

Board Member

Gilroy Arts Alliance

Mike Patel

Board Member

Best Western Forest Park Inn

Dave Peoples

Board Member

Garlic City Mercantile

Melony Prater

Board Member

Gilroy Garlic RV Park

Adam Sanchez

Board Member

The Milias Restaurant

John Schoenthaler

Board Member

Olam International

Cat Tucker

Board Member

Gilroy City Council

Vic Vanni

Board Member

Solis Winery