- The list below includes 111 free or cheap things to do in or near Gilroy, California, including 95 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Horseback Riding, Playgrounds and Comedy Clubs.
- From Christmas Hill Park to Las Animas Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Gilroy and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Morgan Hill, Hollister, Capitola and Aptos.
Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park San Jose MoreLess Info
Family-friendly theme park educates and entertains with thrilling rides, horticultural events, and science projects
Situated on 51 acres of parkland, Christmas Hill Park offers trails for hiking, open grass areas and children's playgrounds. The park can also be used for playing baseball and horseshoes and has areas for picnics with barbecue grills.
Coyote Lake Park is 4,595-acre recreation area featuring a 635-acre lake for fishing and boating. There are 73 tent and RV campsites and more than 35 miles of wooded trails for hikers, horseback riders and off-road bicyclists.
Located within Las Animas Veterans Park, Gilroy Dog Park features gravel fields for canine recreation and exercise. The park provides drinking water, picnic tables, benches, trees, a double-gated entrance and a separate small dog area.
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3050 Hecker Pass Highway, Gilroy, CA 95020 MoreLess Info
At the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park, guests will be able to ride a Ferris wheel, a swing, a sky trail monorail, and a roller coaster. The site also hosts special Christmas events, including lunch with Santa.
Chitactac-Adams County Park is a 4.3 acre park featuring several cultural artifacts, including bedrock mortars and petroglyphs left by the Ohlone Indians. Attractions include a self-guided interpretive walk and an interpretive shelter, as well as the scenic Uvas Creek.
Johnny 6 Stables specializes in the training and sales of American Saddlebred Horses, Fresians and Hackney ponies. They offer horseback riding lessons from beginner riders to advanced and also have horses for sale and horses for lease.