Gilroy trip planner
Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free
day by day itinerary for free
Gilroy is a city located in Northern California's Santa Clara County. The city's population was 48,821 at the 2010 United States Census.Gilroy is well known for its garlic crop and for the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival, featuring various garlicky foods such as garlic ice cream, leading to the city's nickname as the "Garlic Capital of the World". Gilroy also produces mushrooms in considerable quantity. Boutique wine production is a large part of Gilroy's western portion, mostly consisting of family estates around the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains to the west.HistorySpanish explorers led by Juan Bautista de Anza first passed through the Santa Clara Valley area in 1776, and in 1797 Mission San Juan Bautista was established near the Pajaro River. In 1809, Ygnacio Ortega was granted the 13066acre Spanish land concession Rancho San Ysidro. The village of San Ysidro (not to be confused with the present-day San Diego community) grew nearby, at the foot of Pacheco Pass which linked the El Camino Real and the Santa Clara Valley with the San Joaquin Valley. California's main exports at this time were hides and tallow, of which thousands of barrels were produced and shipped to the rest of New Spain. Trade and diplomatic intercourse with foreigners was strictly forbidden by the royal government but was quietly carried on by Californians desperate for luxury goods.Find what you're looking for from your Gilroy holiday, by planning the whole thing with us using our handy United States holiday maker website.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Gilroy
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Gilroy
Side trips from Gilroy
Hidden gems in Gilroy
Wineries in Gilroy
Golf in Gilroy
Shopping in Gilroy
Places to visit with Gilroy
Yosemite National ParkTrip planner BEST FOR: World heritage site, Geologic Formation, Waterfall San FranciscoTrip planner BEST FOR: Island, Bridge, Pier / Boardwalk Los AngelesTrip planner BEST FOR: Theme Park, Specialty Museum, Historic Walking Area San DiegoTrip planner BEST FOR: Specialty Museum, Zoo, Beach Sequoia and Kings Canyon National ParkTrip planner BEST FOR: Historic Site, Forest, Hiking Trail
Recently planned trips to Gilroy
1 day in Gilroy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Gilroy 9 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES San Francisco Yosemite National Park Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park 3 days in Gilroy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Marina State Beach Dolphin & Whale Watching The Shakespeare Society of America 13 days in Lake Tahoe Area, Yosemite National Park & Gilroy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Truckee South Lake Tahoe Yosemite National Park 10 days in Gilroy & Monterey BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Gilroy Monterey 8 days in San Francisco & Gilroy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES San Francisco Gilroy