Free & Cheap Things to Do in Berkeley, CA

  • The list below includes 665 free or cheap things to do in or near Berkeley, California, including 131 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Movie Theaters, Shopping Districts and Botanical Gardens.
  • From Tilden Regional Park to University of California, Berkeley, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Berkeley and in nearby cities within 25 miles like San Francisco, Pacifica, Richmond and San Ramon.
  • The list below includes 665 free or cheap things to do in or near Berkeley, California, including 131 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Movie Theaters, Shopping Districts and Botanical Gardens.
  • From Tilden Regional Park to University of California, Berkeley, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Berkeley and in nearby cities within 25 miles like San Francisco, Pacifica, Richmond and San Ramon.
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Choose one of three, hands-on cooking classes: Moroccan Chicken Tagine, Artisan Nut Cheeses or Gourmet Biscotti
2.1 Miles
97% 2525 votes
Parks entrances at Wildcat Canyon Rd & Grizzly Peak Blvd, Berkeley, CA MoreLess Info
Beautiful Tilden Regional Park in Berkeley, California is a nature conservancy with free and premium programs dedicated to public education about California's ecosystems, wildlife and horticulture. Most areas of the park are free to enter and are staffed by volunteers.
0.7 Miles
92% 1951 votes
Colleges & Universities Berkeley, CA 94720 MoreLess Info
A globally influential educational institution, the University of California at Berkeley is a respected research university in Berkeley, California. Its most prestigious programs include agricultural economics, computer science and the biological sciences.
1.1 Miles
93% 151 votes
Parks 1200 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709 MoreLess Info
The Berkeley Rose Garden is famed for its 3,000 rose bushes and 250 varieties of roses, laid out in a terraced amphitheater setting. There are also tennis courts and picnic tables on its 3.64 acres.
1.9 Miles
100% 74 votes
Hiking Trails Centennial Dr, Just East of Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, CA 94704 MoreLess Info
Berkeley Fire Trails is a seven mile round trip trail featuring scenic views of southern San Francisco. The trail winds its way through Strawberry Canyon and is relatively flat for the most part, with one particularly steep incline.
1.1 Miles
97% 97 votes
Parks 1201 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94701 MoreLess Info
Located next to the Berkeley Rose Garden, Codornices Park features facilities for baseball and basketball along with a multipurpose grass field. The park also offers picnic areas, barbeque grills, hiking trails through the woods and children's playgrounds.
1.2 Miles
82% 319 votes
Gardens 1200 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley, CA MoreLess Info
One of Berkeley's most beautiful attractions is the Berkeley Municipal Rose Garden. It features thousands of rose bushes, tennis courts, public seating, walking trails and manicured foot paths. The Berkeley Municipal Rose Garden is at its peak in May.
2.6 Miles
89% 149 votes
Parks 11 Spinnaker Way, Berkeley, CA 94710 MoreLess Info
A 90 acre park, Cesar Chavez park features remarkable views of the bay bridges as well as of Angel Island and Alcatraz. The park has an off leash dog area, a wildlife sanctuary, and picnic areas.
1.1 Miles
80% 5 votes
Scenic Drives Berkeley, CA MoreLess Info
Centennial Drive is a winding mountain road which is a bit difficult to find but does offer many scenic attractions along its route such as UC Botanical Gardens, Lawrence Hall of Science and some stunning views of the Bay.
1.9 Miles
95% 1879 votes
Botanical Gardens 200 Centennial Dr, Berkeley, CA 94720 MoreLess Info
The spacious and verdant UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley is a hotspot of horticultural preservation, cultivation and research. It contains over 2,000 plant species and roughly 20,000 individual plants. Lilies, orchids and plants in the sunflower family are particularly abundant.
1.9 Miles
96% 185 votes
Nature & Wildlife Areas Central Park Dr, Berkeley, CA MoreLess Info
Located inside Tilden Regional Park, the Tilden Park Little Farm features a variety of animals that kids can pet and feed, including sheep, pigs, cows, and goats. The farm also has some scenic hiking trails.
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