- The list below includes 270 free or cheap things to do in or near Carmichael, California, including 84 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Laser Tag, Art Gallery and Botanical Gardens.
- From Gibbons Park to William B Pond Recreation Area, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Carmichael and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Sacramento, Folsom, Davis and Fair Oaks.
Open between sunrise and sunset, Sandpiper park features two playgrounds for kids with play structures and swings, a picnic pavilion, a soccer field, and open green space. The park also offers access to a bike trail.
C-bar-C park Dog Park is a recreational park for dogs that includes wading pools in the summertime and plenty of buckets of water. The dog park also features drinking fountains, poop bags, and a small dog area.
At Hillside Training Stables, visitors can learn the basics of horseback riding and grooming with horse trainers. The stables also offers birthday party packages that include a horseback ride for the kids.
At Folly Farms, visitors can take classes to learn the basics of horse care with an experienced trainer, with skills like brushing and leading. Visitors of all riding skill levels can take the classes, including novices.
Five Oak Farms is a full-service boarding and horse training facility that offers summer camps, clinics, and horses for sale. The farm includes an outdoor ring, a barn, wash racks, and an automatic fly-control system.