From our central location you can plan many fun and exciting day trips to these and many other locations:
San Juan Bautista - 7.5 miles
take 101 south, exit on 156, proceed east to first light, turn left, your there.
Things to see:
Old Mission San Juan Bautista
Founded in 1797 by Father Fermin de Lausen, successor to Junipero Serra, mission San Juan Bautista is the 15th of the 21 California Missions. Host to thousands of tourists each year Old Mission San Juan is an active Catholic Parish.
San Juan Bautista State Historic Park
The San Juan Bautista State Historical Park sponsors an Early Days Celebration each year which is always held in June on Father’s Day weekend. The park also celebrates the First Saturday each month as Living History with activities conducted by docents which includes spinning, candle making, dancing, loom weaving and much more.
National Register of Historic Places - NRIS Database
The National Register Information System (NRIS) is a database of places listed in or determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. To see the NRIS list of structures located in San Juan Bautista, click on the link above, enter CA (in the State field) and San Juan Bautista (in the City field), then click the Execute button.
Gilroy - 8 miles
take 101 North exits include"Monterey St, 10th/152, and Leaveley
Things to see:Gilroy Garlic Festival
The Gilroy Garlic Festival is held every year on the last FULL weekend in July. 2012 dates - July 27 - 29 The Gilroy Garlic Festival is held every year on the last full weekend in July. THIS WORLD FAMOUS EVENT IS A ONE-OF-A-KIND GOURMET FOOD, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE FEATURING EXQUISITE ARTS AND CRAFTS.
When you are on vacation or business, please be sure to visit our conveniently situated wineries throughout the Valley.
Syngenta Flowers/ Goldsmith Seeds
One of the largest wholesale breeders of hybrid flower seeds in the world, they develop and produce flower seeds for seed companies and growers internationally. Visitors are welcome to view the “Field of Dreams” and the gardens are open for viewing seven days a week during daylight hours. A public restroom and a viewing 408-847-7333