- The list below includes 216 free or cheap things to do in or near Aptos, California, including 100 different types of inexpensive activities like Beaches, History Museums, Parks and Bike Paths.
- From Forest of Nisene Marks State Park to Manresa State Beach, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Aptos and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Santa Cruz, Pacific Grove, San Jose and Cupertino.
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Corner of Mission Blvd & D Street, Hayward, CA 94541 MoreLess Info
Hayward Rotary Playground is a fenced in park that provides an array of playground equipment that includes amenities such as swings, sides, a bouncy area, rock climbing wall all on rubber turf.
The Vine Cinema and Ale House features independent and artistic films within the small theater along with live music events and classic movie showings for families. There is also a full tap house with wine and pub-style food on site.
Robert E Wooley Peninsula Park overlooks the San Pablo Bay and Anza Lagoon. Facilities at the park include hiking, picnicking areas, cycling paths, kayaking launch points, fresh and saltwater fishing, and bird watching.
Lighthouse enthusiasts flock to Point Sur State Historic Park in Big Sur, California, which features a large refurbished lighthouse. Tours are available, including moonlit excursions and day trips. Children under age 5 are free, and those aged 6-17 receive a discounted rate.
A movie theater featuring 12 auditoriums, Century at Hayward displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers stadium seating, reserved seats and a lobby cafe with food and drinks.
Featuring 23 camp site units, Ponderosa Campground is in a scenic natural area with a trout stream, a variety of trees, including pine, oak, and sycamore trees. The campground features running water and a picnic area.
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Los Padres National Forest, Highway 1, 3.3 mi N of Gorda, 9.7 mi S of Lucia, Big Sur, CA 93920 MoreLess Info
Located next to a campground, Jade Cove Beach provides visitors with the opportunity to find jade pieces in its stony shore. The beach is accessible by a steep trail with a rope.