- The list below includes 550 free or cheap things to do in or near Martinez, California, including 134 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Farms & Ranches, Walking Trails and Playgrounds.
- From Briones Regional Park to Martinez Regional Shoreline Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Martinez and in nearby cities within 25 miles like San Francisco, Berkeley, San Ramon and Richmond.
Rodgers-Smith Park is a large recreational park that provides a myriad of activities for all ages. It includes swings, slides and a sand pit for children, and a baseball field, basketball court and bocce ball court for adults.
Running along a canal, Contra Costa Canal Trail is a horseshoe-shaped, paved trail measuring 13.8 miles. It intersects other regional trails and can be used for biking, walking, horseback riding and viewing of wildlife that frequent the canal.
An entertainment center, Sky High Sports provides trampoline walls and floors used for open jumping, dodgeball and aerobics classes. The center offers party hosting, a snack bar and a session for individuals with special needs.
The Brenden Theatres - Concord 14 cinema offers 14 theaters with digital video and sound. It screens first-run movies, and offers high-backed 'love seat' chairs with removable armrests as well as three restaurants on the premises.
Play 18 holes of miniature golf in an indoor haunted graveyard filled with animatronic figures and special effects. Ghost Golf is climate controlled for comfort, and wheelchair compatible. Weekday specials and party packages are available.
Pleasant Hill Park is a large wooded area with plenty of space for picnics and other outdoor activities. It includes multiple playgrounds for toddlers and older children, as well as basketball courts, a softball field and a swimming pool.