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Gilroy Attractions

gilroy attractionThe annual Gilroy Garlic Festival in July is one of the attractions in Gilroy, CA. People who visit Gilroy during the other 11 months of the year can also enjoy attractions with a garlic theme.

Garlic is on the menu at the Garlic City Café. Customers can have an omelet with garlic for breakfast. They can begin lunch with cream of garlic soup and order pasta with garlic cream sauce for the main course.

People who like garlic will be thrilled with the selection of merchandise at Garlic World. They will find garlic that is crushed, minced or chopped. Shoppers can buy mustards, pasta sauces, spreads and jellies flavored with garlic. Items sold here that can be used to prepare garlic include peelers, presses and mincers.

Garlic and gifts with a garlic theme are also available at Ashford's Heirlooms. This shop also sells antiques and collectibles. More antiques are available at Garbo's Antiques and Gilroy Antiques.

Shoppers will find plenty of things to buy at Gilroy Premium Outlets. Those looking for designer clothing and accessories will find them at Polo Ralph Lauren, Juicy Couture, Coach and Michael Kors. The Children's Place Outlet, the Disney Store Outlet and Sanrio have items for children. Some of the specialty stores are Bath & Body Works, Kitchen Collection and Jelly Belly.

Shopping is one of the things to do at Gilroy Gardens. Shops at this theme park sell gifts and toys. The park has a carousel, boat rides and several rides for small children. Visitors can ride through the park in a train or a 1920s roadster. Those who want to see the park from above can take a monorail trip over the park. Walking behind Bonfante Falls or playing in Bonfante's Splash Garden will cool visitors off on a hot summer day.

Visitors who want to learn about Gilroy's history can take a trip through the Gilroy Museum. Items from Gilroy's early days are displayed here. Those who want to exercise while they learn about the town's history will enjoy taking walking tours through the city's historic districts.

There are several places in Gilroy where visitors can enjoy nature. They can hike along the trails in the Dennis Debell Uvas Creek Preserve. There are more hiking trails at San Ysidro Park, Las Animas Veterans Park and Christmas Hill Park.

Visitors can also enjoy the scenery in the Gilroy area during a visit to the Aver Family Vineyards. The veranda here overlooks the Santa Clara Valley.