Gilroy Travel Guide

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Gilroy Things to Do

  • Wings of History Air Museum - San Martin...

    We discovered this little gem almost by accident. Almost. We bought a new GPS and one of the kids discovered a choice for "attractions." We took a look and were passing near the Air Museum, so we decided to stop.From the outside it doesn't look like much. A smallish parking lot, small sign, and fairly plain buildings. We figured to go on in, since...

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  • BEVMO!

    Beverages and More is the name of one of California's best stores selling beer, wine, and hard liquor along with all the associated snacks such as chips, sodas, and fine cheeses. The store is dominated by wines from all over the world, and the hard liquor section takes up more than a quarter of the establishment, but I was most interested in the...

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  • Gilroy -- Garlic Capital of the World...

    While there were some 400 acres of garlic in Santa Clara County in the 1990s, today the garlic industry has shrunk to three growers who farm just 87 acres according to the San Jose Mercury News. Cheaper labor and fewer restriction in China has caused about 75 percent of the industry to relocate there. The main producers in the county are LJB Farms,...

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  • Side trip to San Jaun Bautista

    Begun 1797, the Mission at San Juan Bautista was the 15th of the 21 Spanish missions in California. The current church building was built from 1803 to 1812, and today it hosts a small museum, gift shop, and an active church. You will also find a neat little garden with an amazing variety of plants and a cemetery out back, laid right beside the El...

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  • Gilroy's annual Garlic Festival

    Each year at the end of July, the central California farming town of Gilroy attracts people from across the country for its annual Garlic Festival. From its visionary start in 1979 to today the festival has grown from an impressive 15,000 attendees to around 130,000 in this town of 40,000 permanent residents. The festival has tons of entertainment,...

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  • Viewing

    Be sure to see Goldsmith Seeds during the blooming season - it is right across the golf course a 9/11 hole course

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  • Pinnacles National Monument

    This is a spectacular scenic attraction and great place to hike. Millions of years ago, volcanic forces pushed up these huge rocks, in a process similar to what occurred at the Black Hills, in South Dakota. The park has many miles of hiking trails, ranging in difficulty from easy to strenuous. The view from the higher points is great.

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  • The Gilroy Garlic Festival

    This is one of the best agricultural festivals around. It has live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, garlic products of all kinds, and of course a lot of garlic dishes at food booths. Beer and wine are also served.

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  • Garlic Festival

    Fight your way through traffic as 250,000+ people visit this town (a day) of 50,000 residents. Get your garlic on!That's right, the best garlic bread, garlic pasta, garlic art, garlic toys, garlic ice cream (a little nasty), hot weather and beer!A great festival I enjoyed every year.Best times were when we would volunteer to pour beer. Fun locals...

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Gilroy Restaurants

  • One of the Most Famous Bar and Grill...

    Applebees is clearly the most popular of the Bar and Grill chain of restaurants here in the United States (in Asia it is the TGIFridays, they don't know Applebee's yet, but they both offer the same experience). It is even more numerous than Dave and Busters or Hooters. The Chain is currently owned by the Venerable IHOP company at present. Their...

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  • Fun and Friendly

    Fun and Friendly place. Atmosphere was one of a large family get together. We felt at home and that made the experience much more memorable.HAPPY HOUR 3-6 MON-FRI ½ OFF APPETIZERS$1 OFF DRAFTS/BOTTLES$3 OFF PITCHERS Pasta Pomodora 10.25Angel Hair Pasta, Tomato, Basil & Garlic tossed in Olive Oil & served w/ Garlic Bread

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  • Gourmet Alley - Gilroy Garlic Festival

    While you will find food booths throughout the Garlic Festival, the center of the action, and easily the busiest spot is called Gourmet Alley--home of the official festival food. Here you will find everything from garlic bread to garlic sausage, garlic chicken stir fry, garlic calamari, garlic shrimp, and much more. Prices range from $2 for garlic...

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Gilroy Transportation

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    the drive to Gilroy is pretty straightforward that you don't need to use your GPS System to to there since the drive will be just by US 101 South but a caution, the US 101 freeway turns into just a four lane road from a 12 lane road in the Bay area. The best deal here is that it is a freeway and no tolls are collected. When you see the exit 152 to West/Leavesly Road, then Viola, Gilroy and the Gilroy Premium outlets! but due to the very high cost of Gas Nowadays, bordering on the 2008 levels, If you have a friend going there then just tag along for a free ride and be an el cheapo hehehe.

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Gilroy Shopping

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  • Most Popular American Global Brand

    Ralph Lauren is easily the mot popular American Luxe Clothing Brand in the World. Due to this, there are many counterfeit version of it's various Clothing ware and accessories circulating around the world made from sweat shops around the world. This Company that Ralph Lauren has many different labels for different budgets like the Polo Jeans and...

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  • My favorite Shoe Brand

    Cole Haan is my all time favorite shoe brand that even in my college days, I would buy them even though they would cost an arm and a leg then (no factory outlets store then hehehe unlike now) and before, their waterproof soles were made by vibram but now they have a partnership with Nike (Nike Now Owns Cole Haan you see) hence Cole Haan is now...

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  • Another of my favorite Brands

    We have to thank Tommy Hilfiger for making his brand an icon for style (although he doesn't own the company anymore) and this clothing brand is easily among the most popular of In the United States and also gaining ground around the world. His style is very trendy and casual and are very cool. The Tommy Hilfiger store is is large and have a large...

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Gilroy Off The Beaten Path

  • Gilroy Wineries

    Little known to most people there are a bunch of wineries near town. I think about 10 in Gilroy and another 5-6 in the surrounding areas.While not the standard of Napa, definately not the price, distance or snobbiness. Worth a partial day trip to check them out, especially since they start just 10 minutes up Hecker Pass Road.

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  • In Gilroy, there's a...

    In Gilroy, there's a little-known mini-golf park called Hecker Pass. We played a round of mini-golf there and it was fun and somewhat competitive! hehehe. Next year, a theme park called Bonfante Gardens will open to the public.Map of Gilroy taken from www.gilroyvisitor.org

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Gilroy Favorites

  • The stinking rose festival!

    Fight your way through traffic as 250,000+ people visit this town (a day) of 50,000 residents. Get your garlic on!That's right, the best garlic bread, garlic pasta, garlic art, garlic toys, garlic ice cream (a little nasty), hot weather and beer!A great festival I enjoyed every year.Spend the day (with sunscreen) with a beer, listening to music and...

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  • go shopping at the outlets!...

    go shopping at the outlets! There are 145 stores in the Prime Outlets shopping centre, which is spread among 5 buildings. My best bargains: $30 jeans from Ralph Lauren and $30 shoes from Nine West.

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