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NEARBY DESTINATIONS: GILROY

Known as the “Garlic Capital of the World,” this town just 30 miles south of San Jose has plenty to offer all year long.

FAMILY FUN

Bring the whole family out to Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park and discover over 40 fun rides and attractions, majestic gardens, and the world-famous Circus Trees. This summer, the park’s popular Water Oasis play area will be double in size for bigger splashes and bigger fun!

SHOPPING & DINING

Discover extraordinary savings of 25 to 65 percent on over 145 exceptional brand names at Gilroy Premium Outlets, one of Northern California’s largest outlet centers. And take a stroll through Gilroy’s Historic Downtown on Monterey Street, where you’ll find numerous antique shops and boutiques, along with restaurants where garlic is, of course, always on the menu!

WINE TASTING

Gilroy is one of California’s oldest wine-growing regions and is home to more than 25 family-owned wineries and tasting rooms along the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail. In addition to award-winning wines, you’ll also enjoy beautiful views and a casual, relaxed atmosphere.

THE GREAT OUTDOORS   

You’ll find numerous hiking and biking trails at Mount Madonna, Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch, and Chitactac-Adams Heritage County Park. And players of all levels can enjoy outstanding golf courses year-round.

GILROY GARLIC FESTIVAL

This annual ode to the fragrant bulb takes place on the last weekend in July.  Thousands of visitors come from far and wide to enjoy delicious garlicky food, cooking competitions, recipe demos, arts and crafts, and live entertainment.

PLAN YOUR TRIP

For more info to plan a Gilroy getaway, go to VisitGilroy.com or stop by the Gilroy Welcome Center (at Gilroy Premium Outlets, near Forever 21) for maps and coupon books.