Presidents Inn Gilroy Hotels

Gilroy, CA 95020
(408) 840-7100


Tips on Planning Your Visit

Ready for a great day at Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park? Here is some information that will help you make the most of your next visit. And please explore all of the links to the left to help maximize the fun during your visit!

THE BEST TIME TO VISIT

  • Plan to visit the park when attendance is lightest. Best bets: weekdays during the summer and any day during the months of June and October.
  • Don't let a few clouds, or even rain, keep you from enjoying a great day at Gilroy Gardens. Days with inclement weather can be the best time to visit because lines are short and fewer guests are in the Park. The Park is open, usually with almost all rides operating, rain or shine.

THINGS TO BRING ALONG

  • Bring sunscreen, lip protection and a hat or sun visor to protect yourself from the summer sun.
  • Wear comfortable, broken-in shoes. Wear cotton clothing: it is light and comfortable.
  • Guests may not bring food into the Park. However, Gilroy Gardens does offer a picnic area outside the main entrance for Guests who wish to bring their own food.
  • Instead of bringing a purse or backpack, wear a small "fanny pack" to carry your wallet and essentials. These are much easier to take on rides and harder to misplace during your day of fun.
  • Pocket knives and metal chains, regardless of size, are not permitted inside the Park.

GETTING AROUND THE PARK

  • Guests may rent either manual or electric wheelchairs for use within the Park.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Park's layout by taking a moment to look over the Park map handed out at turnstiles or view the Park map here.
  • Arrange a meeting place should your party get separated.

FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN

  • Upon entering the Park, point out a uniformed security officer that your child can easily spot if he or she should become lost. Lost Parents may visit Information, Please! or contact a Park Associate for assistance.
  • Need a stroller and can't fit another thing in the car? Gilroy Gardens offers daily stroller rentals. Check out strollers in the morning, as supplies are limited!
  • A Guest's height is an important safety factor on many rides. Be sure the children in your party are tall enough to enjoy each activity by visiting our height station at Information, Please! before heading to the rides. Check out the fun and safety guidelines (located at each ride entrance) before you get in line.

We are located at:


3050 Hecker Pass Hwy
Gilroy, CA 95020


Directions


From San Jose/San Francisco:
Take HIGHWAY 101 SOUTH to the MASTEN AVE exit, which turns into FITZGERALD AVE.
Turn LEFT at the stop sign where FITZGERALD AVE intersects SANTA TERESA BLVD.
Turn RIGHT onto HIGHWAY 152 WEST (Hecker Pass Hwy).
The Gilroy Gardens entrance is on your left side just after Gilroy Golf Course.

From Fresno:
Take HIGHWAY 99 or INTERSTATE 5 to HIGHWAY 152 WEST (Hecker Pass Hwy).
Stay on HIGHWAY 152 WEST through the City of Gilroy.
The Gilroy Gardens entrance is on your left side just after Gilroy Golf Course. 

From Monterey/Salinas:
Take Highway 101 NORTH to the MONTEREY ST exit.
LEFT onto MONTEREY ST.
LEFT onto WEST LUCHESSA AVE.
LEFT onto THOMAS ST.
RIGHT onto SANTA TERESA BLVD.
LEFT onto HIGHWAY 152 WEST (Hecker Pass Hwy).
The Gilroy Gardens entrance is on your left side just after Gilroy Golf Course.

From Santa Cruz/Watsonville:
Take HIGHWAY 152 EAST (Hecker Pass Hwy).
The Gilroy Gardens entrance is on your right side after Solis Winery. 

Parking


•Parking is $10.00 per vehicle.

•RVs are welcome for day use only, but there is no overnight parking. Thousand Trails in nearby Morgan Hill and Betabel RV Resort in San Juan Bautista can accommodate extended vehicle stays for RVs. RV parking is $10.00 per vehicle.

•Buses and 15-passenger vans may park for FREE.

•Gilroy Gardens has a number of designated Handicapped Parking spots located near the large arched structure in Parking Lot A and they are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Handicap parking is $10.00 per vehicle.

•At this time, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) offers bussing to downtown Gilroy. Please visit their website or call (408) 321-2300 for more information on routes. There is no bus service directly to the Park, but taxi service is available.