With over 26 local wineries and 2 yearly passport weekends, you’re sure to have a memorable tasting and find a new favorite. The region boasts a little-known history of French and Italian immigrants, where the valley’s soils and Mediterranean climate have long since been home to fantastic European grape varietals. Join the friendly winemakers in their historic wineries or raise a glass with us.
Gilroy is widely known for the world’s first outlet center, with over 145 designer and name brand stores. Located 5 miles away from Fitz Place, Gilroy Premium Outlets is a shopper’s paradise. But if you’re venturing out to nearby beach towns, you can enjoy Pacific Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz, the Capitola Esplanade or the cobblestone village of Carmel, with world class shopping, local art galleries, shows and food destinations.
If hiking and climbing in the great outdoors is your thing, then check out our natural wonders. You can explore Henry W. Coe, the largest state park in northern California, by foot, bike or horse. There’s also Mount Madonna Country Park offering horseback trail rides. And if you’re a climber, spelunker, or bird watcher, you must visit Pinnacles National Park, with its rock formations made of volcanic breccia.
No matter which direction you head, there are rides, attractions and beaches all around the Monterey Bay Area. Go south to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium or walk the beautiful white sand beaches of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Even closer by is the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk or Gilroy Gardens, a uniquely themed park for families offering rides and attractions for all.
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