- 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.
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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.
At Tracy Sports Complex, visitors can watch the locals play baseball in one of the many sports fields in the complex. The complex has baseball diamonds surrounded with high fences, as well as several multipurpose fields.
Located within Las Animas Veterans Park, Gilroy Dog Park features gravel fields for canine recreation and exercise. The park provides drinking water, picnic tables, benches, trees, a double-gated entrance and a separate small dog 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.
Escape from the Brentwood, California heat at Blue Goose Park. In addition to the water spraying sculptures, the park boasts a variety of kid friendly features including a rock climbing wall as well as picnic areas for families to enjoy their time together.
Maya Cinemas offers its guests the chance to watch first-run movies, including those which are presented in 3D. The theater features reclining seats that are positioned so as to provide a suitable amount of leg room.
Johnny 6 Stables specializes in the training and sales of American Saddlebred Horses, Fresians and Hackney ponies. They offer horseback riding lessons from beginner riders to advanced and also have horses for sale and horses for lease.
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Shell Road, 16mi South of Santa Cruz Via Highway 1 and San Andreas Road, Watsonville, CA MoreLess Info
The Sunset State Beach is open throughout the year for many activities like swimming, camping, fishing, hiking, and picnicking. In addition to large sand dunes, the beach has on-site parking, restrooms, showers, and drinking water.