- 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.
78% 108 votes
1250 Dell Avenue, Campbell, CA 95009 MoreLess Info
The Los Gatos Creek County Dog Park is a sizable dog-park that has areas for dogs both large and small. The park features regularly maintained artificial-turf and a number of hydration areas for the dogs.
Spring Lake Park is a 320 acre park featuring a 3 acre lagoon and 72 acre lake. The lagoon is suitable for swimming and the lake for boating and fishing. The park also maintains several picnic areas and a campground.
85% 220 votes
15400 Montalvo Rd, (near Lira Dr), Saratoga, CA 95070 MoreLess Info
The Montalvo Arts Center is a gorgeous Italian-style building that hosts concerts, art showings and private events. The building, and its spacious gardens, are known for their lively concerts in the outdoor Greek-style amphitheater.
Tower Park Marina Resort is a Marina that provides an exclusive getaway bringing together RV and tent camping, cabins and lodges with boat enthusiasts alike. They offer a pavilion and swimming pool/SpaBoat, water sports, boat rentals and boat sales.
County owned, Sanborn Park offers quality camping facilities and rests on the borders of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Park visitors can also enjoy outdoor adventures such as hiking, rock climbing, picnicking and nature watching.
Howarth Park is a 152-acre community park that provides recreational opportunities with a lake for fishing & boating. The park also features a softball field, tennis courts, picnic areas, unique playground structures, miles of hiking and jogging trails.
Featuring 5 playing fields, Santa Clara Paintball offers visitors paintball courses with inflatable obstacles, box mazes, and urban barriers. The paintball center hosts a splatmaster event where kids can aim their paintball guns at physical targets.
79% 42 votes
Between Santa Rosa and Sebastopol, Sebastopol, CA MoreLess Info
The Joe Rodota Trail at the Sonoma County Parks is favorited by locals who enjoy long, winding hikes. The creekside trail isn't strenuous and accommodates walkers and dog owners.