- The list below includes 604 free or cheap things to do in or near Palo Alto, California, including 126 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Movie Theaters and Hiking Trails.
- From Stanford University to The Dish - Stanford Foothills, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Palo Alto and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Pacifica, Half Moon Bay, San Jose and Los Altos.
A 16-screen movie theater, AMC Deer Valley 16 displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers stadium seating, independent films, a game room and a snack bar with food and drinks.
18% 38 votes
1125 S Green Valley Road, Watsonville, CA 95076 MoreLess Info
A movie multiplex with all-digital video and sound, Green Valley Cinema screens first-run movies. The theater features stadium seating, is available for party rentals, and offers a variety of discounts and specials.
83% 750 votes
3050 Hecker Pass Highway, Gilroy, CA 95020 MoreLess Info
At the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park, guests will be able to ride a Ferris wheel, a swing, a sky trail monorail, and a roller coaster. The site also hosts special Christmas events, including lunch with Santa.
Composed of 55 acres, McNear's Beach acts as a regional park along the shores of the San Pablo Bay. Facilities available at the beach include sand volleyball courts, a snack bar, picnic areas, tennis courts, and a swimming pool.
Featuring 32 synthetic lanes, Harvest Park Bowl offers open and league bowling along with private event hosting. The center provides arcade games, a lounge with pool tables and adult beverages, flat-screen monitors and a snack bar.
A pool and spa building service, Sandcreek Pools plans, installs, and constructs a wide variety of pools, hot tubs, and other water features. The company also does landscaping work for ponds, fountains, and similar structures.