- 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.
Located on the campus of Oakley's Freedom High School, the Freedom Swimming Pool offers both a shallow pool for children and casual bathers and a deeper pool that ranges from ten feet to 13 feet deep in the diving area.
The Pittsburg Marina is a 575 slip municipal marina that provides boaters with easy access to the upper delta region of the San Francisco Bay. The marina provides amenities including public transportation, a dockside market, and restaurants.
Fish Hookers provides private charters for up to six people, beginners to pros. The boat is fully equipped for fishing the San Joaquin and Sacramento Rivers, and the Delta and San Francisco Bay for salmon, striped bass, sturgeon, and more.
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3300 N Naglee Rd, West Valley Mall, Tracy, CA 95376 MoreLess Info
Cinemark Theaters is a 14 screen movie theater that features stadium seating along with an arcade. The theater also provides access to the Great Valley Mall which has numerous shopping venues and dining options.
Gamepod Combat Zone is a large airsoft facility and CQC M.O.U.T Law Enforcement Training Facility. Gamepod features a 120,000 foot airsoft arena, and has rental weapon packages available. Food services are also available through Dacas Refreshments.
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1601 Discovery Bay Blvd, Discovery Bay, CA 94505 MoreLess Info
Featuring a number of facilities for public use, the Discovery Bay Community Center is a recreation center popular among local residents. Visitors have access to volleyball and basketball courts, a pool, and picnic and barbecue areas, among other amenities.
Situated on 51 acres of parkland, Christmas Hill Park offers trails for hiking, open grass areas and children's playgrounds. The park can also be used for playing baseball and horseshoes and has areas for picnics with barbecue grills.
Pittsburgâ€™s Riverview Park spans four acres. A community park, it features multiple picnic areas with barbecue grills, a playground, and walking trails. There is also a dock that extends out over the water where guests can fish.