- The list below includes 977 free or cheap things to do in or near Arcadia, California, including 130 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Hiking Trails, Skate Parks and Arcades.
- From Angeles National Forest to Santa Anita Canyon, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Arcadia and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Los Angeles, Pasadena, Glendale and Lakewood.
86% 173 votes
32100 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265 MoreLess Info
Famous for its rare beauty, El Matador State Beach features striking cliffs, rock formations, and deep blue water. The beach is patrolled by lifeguards on weekends, and features public restrooms at the trailhead.
91% 22 votes
2577 S. Encinal Canyon Road, Malibu, CA 90265 MoreLess Info
Charmlee Wilderness Park is a nature preserve covering 532 acres across the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. The park offers visitors numerous hiking and biking trails, a nature center, and picnic tables and public restrooms as well.
Horses for both beginners and advanced riders are provided to guests through the Park Place Stable. Horseback trail rides in the mountains of Malibu that overlook the Pacific Ocean are the most common, but rides along the beach are also available.
94% 105 votes
401 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 MoreLess Info
The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area offers unique California experiences throughout the vast mountain range. Visitors traveling through the areas 500 miles of trails can access Malibu's beaches, cultural sites, Native American centers and more.
Guests can enjoy luxury seating, including select seating for those ages 21 and over along with an in house bar and restaurant at Muvico Theaters. The theater also has access to the mall, an arcade, and sideshow attractions.
64% 427 votes
32401 Golden Lantern, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 MoreLess Info
Offering a unique movie-watching experience, Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas is an executive theater with a full bar. Guests will be able to enjoy fully-reclining leather seats as well as waiter service, deluxe food menus and all of the latest new releases.
26801 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 MoreLess Info
Mission San Juan Capistrano celebrates the early culture of Orange County, California and the Native American inhabitants. The mission offers guided tours and hands-on activities that include basket weaving, koi feedings, adobe brick making and gold panning.