- 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.
Measuring 157 acres, Ragle Ranch Regional Park is home to an annual apple fair along with a dog park. It features nature trails through the park and along Atascadero Creek, a children's playground, picnic areas, restrooms and sports facilities.
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16 miles south of Half Moon Bay on Highway 1, Half Moon Bay, CA MoreLess Info
At the Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve, visitors can go hiking, surfing, swimming, boating, geocaching and fishing. The location also contains picnic areas, interpretive exhibits, and restrooms for visitors to use.
In addition to horse boarding, the Cloverleaf Ranch arranges a wide range of programs and events. They have a riding school and camp programs for both families with children and independent children's groups.
50% 4 votes
16702 Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94922 MoreLess Info
At Bad Boy Cowboys – Private Trail Rides, visitors of all skill levels can enjoy a horseback riding experience. The location also offers romantic strolls for couples who wish to celebrate a special anniversary.
Named after the famous author of Treasure Island and Kidnapped, Robert Louis Stevenson State Park is the location where he and his wife spent their honeymoon. There is nothing left of Stevenson's original cabin, but the park does feature a five-mile hiking trail which offers panoramic views of San Francisco.
84% 38 votes
17770 Alma Bridge Road, Los Gatos, CA 95033 MoreLess Info
Built around the man-made lake of Lexington Reservoir, Lexington Reservoir County Park offers a variety of amenities. It has a boat launch, an extensive network of trails, picnic areas with barbecue grills, and playground areas.