Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park is a popular attraction near Santa Clara. The family amusement park has a garden theme and there are more than fifty attractions including rides, water features, gardens and playgrounds among others. The only limiting factor of Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park, formerly called Bonfante Gardens after its key designer Michael Bonfante and cofounder Claudia Bonfante, is that it is open only on weekends from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. November onwards it remains open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The amusement park is relatively new, dating back to 2001. It is home to perhaps the most popular Citrus trees in the world created by Axel Erlandson.
About Gilroy Gardens Family Park
Admission to Gilroy Gardens is $58 but you can save $23 by buying four tickets or more online, hence paying only $35. Single day admission for a person is discounted to $39. Parking for a day is $15 but buses or vans can park for free. You can also avail a special pass called Fast Lane to skip the queues. These charges are exclusive of taxes and any fees that may be applicable. There are special packages for groups and concessions for corporate bookings and affiliates. You can avail family meal deals that would get you entrees and beverages for four people. Such deals are redeemable at Villa Pasta & Pizza, Uncle John’s BBQ and San Juan Grill. The deal usually costs $36.99. You can also get a souvenir cup at the park that will get you day long soda refills. Cabanas are available on rent for up to eight people per setup. Cabanas usually cost $200.
Some of the popular rides and attractions at Gilroy Gardens Family Amusement Park are Apple & Worm, Banana Split, Balloon Flight, Artichoke Dip, Bonfante Railroad, Claudia’s Carousel, Illions Carousel, Garlic Twirl, Mushroom Swing, Panoramic Wheel, Pitstop Racers, Quicksilver Express, Rainbow Gardens Boats, Sky Trail, South County Backroads, Strawberry Sundae, Timber Twister, Tubs-O-Fun, Bonfante’s Splash Garden and Oak Park Playground among others. Gilroy Gardens Family Amusement Park is a truly kids’ friendly place as only a few rides are thrilling enough to be challenging for kids aged three to eight.
Stay at Hotel EREAL
Gilroy Gardens is a fifty minutes drive from Hotel EREAL. The location of the hotel is ideal if you wish to explore Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Cupertino and San Jose. Reserve your accommodation directly with us on our hotel website to get the lowest rates.