- 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 15,000-square-foot facility, Burgess Skate Park offers skateboarders a space to learn and practice skills with a variety of ramps, elevations and obstacles. The park offers skateboarding classes and is also available for rental.
A single-screen facility built in 1926, the Guild Theater offers showings of major film releases, independent and foreign films. The theater also offers monthly midnight screenings of 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show.'