- 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.
Offering swim passes, Brentwood Family Aquatic Complex provides a life guard monitored lap pool for community use. The pool also has two multilevel water slides and a wadding pool for younger children.
The Creekside Park provides access to a large variety of different outdoor activities and amenities. These amenities include a skateboard and scooter park, basketball courts, a baseball diamond, and covered picnic area, among others.
Fremont Art & Wine Festival is the largest free street festival west of the Mississippi River. They offer a range of activities and family entertainment including kid city, artists, gourmet marketplace, food and a business alley.
A five acre park, Orchard Park offers a variety of amenities for visitors. There are two play structures with climbing areas, swings, slides, and other amusements for kids, as well as covered picnic areas, walking trails, and basketball courts.
In business for over 10 years, Airdance Farm provides horse owners with a facility for boarding, training and breeding. The farm specializes in training show jumpers particularly, but also trains dressage and offers full veterinary care as necessary.