- 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.
Located within the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Monrovia Falls is a two-tiered waterfall that was once about 30 ft. in height. Visitors commonly enjoy walking through the park's nature trails when seeing the falls.
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9143 La Rosa Drive, Temple City, CA 91780 MoreLess Info
Shaolin Temple Cultural Center USA aims to bring awareness to Shaolin culture and philosophy through kung-fu instruction for both adults and children. They offer classes in martial arts, healing and meditation.
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5019 Encinita Avenue, Temple City, CA 91780 MoreLess Info
The San Gabriel Japanese Community & Cultural Center is a Japanese cultural center that is home to more than 25 cultural, artistic, and recreational programs. The center offers martial arts classes and basketball courts.
Located on 4.5 acres, Gibson Mariposa Park is butterfly themed and features environmentally friendly water collection systems and landscaping. The park has an open grass field, playground, splash pad and educational kiosk as well as walking paths and basketball courts.
Considered to be the largest park in the city, Rosemead Park offers three playground areas, a swimming pool, several picnic shelters with barbeque grills, baseball fields, and restroom facilities. The park is also home to a well-used half-mile walking trail.
Hanninger Flats Campground, a popular campside of Pasadena, is reached through multiple trails with a strenous uphill hike. The camping is free of charge and the campsite is well-maintained, furnished with restrooms, picninc tables and a ranger station.