- The list below includes 336 free or cheap things to do in or near Novato, California, including 128 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Hiking Trails, Movie Theaters and Specialty Museums.
- From Old Town Novato to Mt. Burdell Open Space Preserve, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Novato and in nearby cities within 25 miles like San Francisco, Berkeley, Richmond and Benicia.
A traditional bowling center, AMF Boulevard Lanes features 40 lanes for open and league bowling as well as private events. The center offers a restaurant, a full bar, arcade game machines, pool tables and televisions showing sports and news programming.
Petaluma Stand Up Paddle provides the opportunity for guests to tour the Petaluma River with a Stand Up Paddle. They offer 14 miles of picturesque river where patrons will see many waterfront restaurants and other attractions.
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411 Chileno Valley road, Petaluma, CA 94952 MoreLess Info
Helen Putnam Regional Park is a 216 acre park featuring 5.87 miles of hiking trails. The trails offer views of the surrounding countryside and are accessible by hikers, equestrians, and bikers. The park also offers a playground and picnic area.
Providing an education about the history of the city and people, Marin History Museum contains many photographs from the early days. Other exhibits include information about local artists, governmental leaders and buildings/architecture in the community.
McNear's Mystic Theatre is a musical venue that hosts live entertainment that can accommodate up to 550 patrons per performance. Tickets are $1 each and the profits are distributed to organizations throughout the community.
90% 68 votes
1118 4th Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 MoreLess Info
The Christopher B Smith Rafael Film Center is an independent theater that shows a wide variety of films from around the world. It screens festival films, foreign films, cult films, classics, and various other noteworthy movies, typically outside the mainstream.