- The list below includes 1166 free or cheap things to do in or near Lakewood, California, including 132 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Movie Theaters, Bowling and Walking Trails.
- From Mae Boyar Park to San Martin Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Lakewood and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Los Angeles, Pasadena, Long Beach and Cerritos.
94% 105 votes
401 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 MoreLess Info
The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area offers unique California experiences throughout the vast mountain range. Visitors traveling through the areas 500 miles of trails can access Malibu's beaches, cultural sites, Native American centers and more.
Guests can enjoy luxury seating, including select seating for those ages 21 and over along with an in house bar and restaurant at Muvico Theaters. The theater also has access to the mall, an arcade, and sideshow attractions.
As the former home of Harry Carey, a Western movie actor who performed alongside greats like John Wayne, Tesoro Adobe Park offers self-guided tours of the home. The house functions as a museum with artifacts from the actor's history.
As a mountain trail, Circle X Ranch offers visitors a scenic nature trail in the wilderness with native plants like sage scrub and chaparral. The trail culminates at a water cave, where visitors can explore or have a picnic.
83% 42 votes
400 W Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 MoreLess Info
The 33-acre Conejo Valley Botanic Garden is a public garden that is characterized by Oak trees, hillside specialty gardens, and a hiking trail. The hiking trail can be used for walking or running.
94% 17 votes
9699 Box Springs Mountain Road, Moreno Valley, CA 92557 MoreLess Info
Box Springs Mountain is a 1,100 acres reserve featuring over 15 miles of hiking trails. These trails are open to equestrian riders, bikers, and hikers. The trails many interest those looking for scenic mountain views.
Offering a barn to board visitor's horses, Castle Rock Farms has a training facility stocked with jumpers and barrels to practice with. The property has several trails that visitors can take their horses on.