- 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.
Ghost Tours of Placerville offer guided tours of the historic and supposedly haunted historic districts in this town, which traces its lineage back to the gold rush days of 1849. The weekend tours must be booked in advance by reservation.
- 5 votes
Placerville, CA 95667 MoreLess Info
Surrounded by pine trees, Jenkinson Lake See Sly Park Recreation Area-Campground offers visitors a campsite with direct access to the lake. Visitors are welcome to fish for smallmouth bass at the lake.
90% 115 votes
Log Cabin Ravine Drive off Bedford Ave., Placerville, CA 95667 MoreLess Info
Pretend to be a miner at Hangtown's Gold Bug Park. Here, you can travel through a recreated mine shaft and learn about mining history. Great for kids and adults, but not for the claustrophobic.
Helping visitors experience life in the Gold Rush era, Hangtown's Gold Bug Park & Mine offers a mining museum, stamp mill, and blacksmith shop to explore. Visitors can go on a self-guided tour of their authentic gold mine.
The Explore Stand Up Paddle Company is a stand up paddle board rental company that offers performance surfing, white-water paddling, and open-ocean racing boards. The company also provides paddle boarding lessons.
Lodi Lake is a scenic lake commonly visited by local enthusiasts of nature and outdoor activities. While at the lake, visitors enjoy boating and kayaking, having picnics near the water, or public swimming on the lake's beach.