The holidays are quickly approaching, and as all shopping enthusiasts know November isn’t just about the turkey…it’s also about the sales!
Black Friday shopping is big in our beloved Gilroy. The city is especially well known for the Gilroy Outlet Mall.
For most shops, the sales begin on Thursday night, which makes this time of year ideal for a little holiday shopping getaway.
And if outlet malls aren’t your thing, don’t fret. Gilroy has options for all kinds of shoppers.
Downtown hosts dozens of stores and boutiques featuring unique goods from artists and creators in the local area.
So grab your family, book a room, and take a turkey sandwich to go, because our Gilroy location is the perfect spot for holiday shopping.
Places To Shop
We would be remiss if we didn’t kick our list off with one of the most sought after attractions in our city – The Gilroy Premium Outlets.
This massive shopping center features over 145 factory outlet stores, including:
Bath and Body Works
Kate Spade New York
The Children’s Place
The North Face
Oakley – just to name a few!
No matter what time of year you visit, you can expect to find these top brands from 25-65% off retail prices – but on Black Friday those sales are bigger than ever and can seem almost too good to be true!
This sweet little shop is an eclectic collection of antiques, vintage furniture, native american jewelry, old records, tools, and other miscellaneous goods.
If you are seeking unique gifts and enjoy a good treasure hunt, Ashford’s can’t be beat.
3. Book Buyers
Have a book lover on your list? This shop, located in the heart of downtown, has the largest selections of used books in the area.
Choose from tens of thousands of old and new titles, or donate some books from your personal library and gain store credit
If you’re a fan of fashion, Ivori Boutique is a must see.
This gorgeous boutique features the latest trends in fashion, accessories, and shoes. With new arrivals every week, you’re sure to find classy wardrobe additions that you’ll love.
The boutique also carries home decor, and local artist made gifts that are perfect for the holidays.
5. Garlic World
It wouldn’t be a trip to Gilroy without a stop at Garlic World!
This family owned country store sources garlic gifts and goods right from the local community.
You can find a wide variety of gourmet food products that will delight both the chefs and foodies on your list.
6. Big Box Stores
If you’ve got your eye on some of the big box stores Black Friday deals, you can find these in Gilroy, too!
Our local chains include Target, Kohls, and Best Buy – just to name a few.
Whether your heart is set on a discounted Kitchenaid, or the latest electronic sale, you can find all of the best deals on Black Friday in Gilroy.
Places To Eat
Getting hungry between your rounds at the shops?
There’s no better place to be than Gilroy at meal time!
This restaurant may be casual, but their flavor is anything but!
152 cooks their famous barbecue with the perfect mix of spices, oak wood, and time. Try some of their famous ribs or smoky brisket and you’ll see why this is the best BBQ joint in town.
The Bella Viva wine bar is a great place to unwind after a long day of shopping while taking in the Gilroy nightlife.
On the menu you’ll find Tuscan themed dishes with a wide array of perfectly paired wines, making it a popular date night spot.
If you’re a carb lover at heart, you’ll have to make a stop at Café 152 Bread Company and try their gourmet sandwiches and market salads.
This cafe offers a wholesome, seasonal menu that you can feel good about eating.
This historic location is open at 8:00 am daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
If you’re visiting Gilroy on a weekend, you’re in luck – the Sunday brunch is to die for!
Once you’ve had your fill of retail, be sure to check out some of our other local attractions
This gorgeous day spa is a great place to get a massage, facial, or soak your feet after a long day of shopping.
Have a picnic or hike a trail at this 51 acre mountain view park.
Jason Stephens winery is the perfect place to relax and pick up some local wines for the holidays.
There’s so much to do and see in Gilroy, and our Best Western Plus Forest Park Inn is the premium location to experience it all from.