The list below includes 43 free or cheap things to do in or near Crescent City, California, including 32 different types of inexpensive activities like Beaches, National & State Parks, History Museums and Parks.
From Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park to Howland Hill Road, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Crescent City and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Brookings.
Located along the ocean, Beach Front Park features open grassy fields with trees and walking paths. The park provides wooden play structures, picnic tables, a disc golf course, benches, a shelter and a gazebo.
With primitive campsites and numerous trails, Tolowa Dunes State Park encompasses ocean beach, sand dunes, wooded areas, and wetlands. Popular activities include hiking, bird watching, exploring tide pools along the beach, and watching for sea lions and harbor seals.
Kings Valley Road, Costal Access, 8 mi north of Crescent City, Crescent City, CA
A beach with views of the adjacent harbor, Kellogg's Beach provides opportunities for visitors to sunbathe, stroll, or walk with their dog. Visitors to the park can also watch cruise ships leave and dock from the harbor.
The Battery Point Lighthouse, which first shined its lights on Dec. 10th, 1956, is an active lighthouse that has often been hit by violent storms. The location is also the home of a museum that features artifacts, documents, and photographs.
Visitors can start their exploration of the California redwood trees at the Redwood National & State Parks, Crescent City Info Center. The center features a variety of exhibits, a picnic area, and a bookstore.
Crescent City Harbor lies at an intersection of beach and redwoods where visitors can enjoy sport fishing or watch whales, seals and sea lions. They feature a modern marina, a surf shop and several restaurants.
Within the Florence Keller County Park & Campground visitors can access 50 tent sites within second growth redwoods. Recreational options on site include seven walking trails, a volleyball court, and swings.
Guests who are interested in petting sharks, seeing seal and sea lion shows, and visiting a touch & feel tide pool may enjoy what Ocean World has to offer. The location's aquarium features rockfish, wolf eels, cave dwelling horn sharks, and bat rays.