- 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.
Originally opened in 1970, the Oak Park Ice Skating Arena features an 85 x 200 foot ice surface with seating for 350 guests. The arena offers ice skating classes, open skate times, and rentals for private functions.
Situated on 37 acres, Laurel Creek Community Park features a neighborhood center for events along with soccer and baseball fields. The park provides children's playgrounds, open grassy fields, picnic areas, barbecue grills, walking paths and fitness stations.
The Del Oro Theatre features movies as well as live performances such as 'The Nutcracker'. The theatre has a movie club, features live opera performances, and also has 9 auditoriums that are fitted with state-of-the-art sound and picture technology.
Perhaps the most notable feature of Lawler Falls Park is the three-tiered pond and waterfall that gives this public green space its name. The park also has picnic tables, walking trails, and open lawns lying next to a wetlands preserve.