- The list below includes 73 free or cheap things to do in or near Goleta, California, including 52 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Hiking Trails, Nature & Wildlife Areas and Parks.
- From Goleta County Beach to Refugio State Park & Beach, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Goleta and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Santa Barbara, Solvang, Santa Ynez and Los Olivos.
Sandwiched between towering palm trees and the blue Pacific Ocean, Chase Palm Park, is a hidden gem for family recreation. Featuring a shipwreck-themed playground, picnic areas and stunning views, plan your visit today.
Lotusland is a botanical garden and plant conservatory dedicated to sustainable gardening and plant appreciation. The Garden is open to the public. Founded over one hundred years ago by Madame Ganna Walaska, Lotusland retains her vision and philosophy of nature education for children and adults.
Opened in 1990, The Easton Gallery is an art gallery dedicated to showcasing the artwork of contemporary landscape artists. The gallery rotates the artwork on display regularly and features artwork from local Santa Barbara artists.