Gilroy, California, takes great pride in being the "Garlic Capital of the World," but its bounteous garlic crop isn't the only significant feature of this urban hub with a rich rural heritage. Book Gilroy vacation packages and take in the sylvan landscape of this Tree City USA award-winner, sample fine California wines at nearby vineyards, and hit the links at local golf courses. Get flights to Gilroy for the whole family and take them to Gilroy Gardens, a theme park with fun rides for the kids and beautiful gardens for all to enjoy. Gilroy flights land at Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC), about 34 miles away.
Getting to Gilroy hotels from SJC in the heart of the Silicon Valley is easiest with a rental car. More than 12 rental companies operate at SJC's Rental Car Center, located directly opposite Terminal B. The blue airport shuttle bus will take you there from any terminal. The drive on U.S. 101 should take about 35 minutes, but know that at times the highway can be congested around Gilroy. A dozen cab companies operate at SJC, and can be found in front of Terminals A and B. Instead of taking a taxi all the way to Gilroy, take one to the nearby Greyhound station and then ride the inexpensive Greyhound bus to Gilroy. You could also take a taxi to the San Jose Diridon Transit Center, where you can pick up the VTA bus to Gilroy Transit Center. A VTA Airport Flyer connects SJC and the Santa Clara Transit Center, another hub for buses to Gilroy. A couple of limousine companies give you the option to travel from SJC to Gilroy in style; arrange such services in advance.
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