- 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.
Situated on 11.18 acres, Dr. Powers Park features tennis courts, shade trees and grassy areas suitable for recreational activities. The park also offers a children's playground, picnic tables, barbeque grills, paved walking paths and restroom facilities.
57% 111 votes
Vasona Lake County Park, 333 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032 MoreLess Info
Sponsored by Santa Clara County Parks, the Fantasy of Lights is a seasonal light display that goes up each Christmas season. The display features a wide array of elaborate light displays, and visitors can drive through.
Vasona Lake County Park contains a 45 acre lawn that is suitable for Frisbee, softball, and soccer activities. Visitors can also take paddle and row boats onto the water and go fishing for black bass and catfish.
Bachman Park is a neighborhood public park that features a large, modern playground area, plenty of shade trees, picnic tables and grills. The park also has basketball courts and multiple paved and dirt trails.
84% 504 votes
3630 Hillcap Avenue, San Jose, CA 95136 MoreLess Info
A retro styled drive-in movie venue, the West Wind Capitol 6 Drive-In shows Hollywood new releases with all digital projection. The theater hosts promotions like family fun nights, and features a snack bar.
A bowling center featuring 32 lanes, West Valley Bowl Center offers both open and league bowling as well as party hosting. The center provides cosmic bowling nights, optional bumpers, arcade games, locker rentals and pool tables.