- The list below includes 578 free or cheap things to do in or near Fremont, California, including 128 different types of inexpensive activities like National & State Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Parks and Historic Sites.
- From Coyote Hills Regional Park to Lake Elizabeth, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Fremont and in nearby cities within 25 miles like San Jose, Los Altos, Palo Alto and Cupertino.
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At the Coyote Hills Regional Park, visitors can go picnicking, camping, hiking, and bicycling. The location's staff also offers naturalist programs that cover subjects like Native American history and birds and butterflies.
Located within Central Park, Lake Elizabeth measures 83 acres and can be used for fishing and boating. The surrounding park area offers picnic sites, athletic fields, a water park, walking paths, children's playgrounds and a dog park.
As a historic Victorian farm, Ardenwood Historic Farm offers visitors a spacious area for walking among native plants. There are 99 species of birds on the farm, ranging from peacocks, to turkeys, to hummingbirds.
Running alongside the banks of Alameda Creek, the Alameda Creek Regional Trail stretches 12 miles, from Niles Canyon to San Francisco Bay. The trail is suitable for running and biking, and motor vehicles are not allowed.
A 1.2-acre canine recreation facility, Central Park Dog Park features an artificial turf large dog field and a natural grass small dog field. The park provides benches, shaded areas, drinking water and a double-gated entrance.
Always Dream Play Park is a one acre play area for children. It features interactive water play equipment, a large sand area, swings and picnic tables, and surrounding fields that can be used for soccer and kite flying.
The Mission Peak Regional Preserve is a suitable location for interpretive hiking, radio control flying, hand gliding, and paragliding activities. Visitors of this preserve can also go backpack camping with a reservation.