- 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.
Hays Antique Truck Museum has a wide selection of vehicles on display, from classic truck models to uniquely built tractors. The many tractors on display are complemented by agricultural information that provide a history lesson on farming.
A movie theater with six auditoriums, Regal Davis Holiday 6 displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater provides a game room, mobile ticketing and a concession area with food and drinks.
An independent, old-style movie house that prides itself on its discriminating taste, the Varsity Theatre screens art house, independent, and foreign films. It serves a variety of refreshments, and hosts frequent festivals and special events.