- 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.
Benicia Community Park features various recreational activities including a skate park, baseball/softball diamonds, soccer fields and playgrounds. Benicia offers a fenced dog park and a paved trail for walking, running or biking. The park also provides picnic tables.
100% 2 votes
331 Discovery Bay Blvd, Discovery Bay, CA 94505 MoreLess Info
Specializing in the stand-up version of this unique sport, Discovery Bay Paddleboards both sells and rents equipment for enthusiasts. The staff also offer lessons and guided tours to help initiate new riders into the hobby.
Aimed at making students better baseball players, East Bay Baseball Academy is a baseball training facility offering a number of services available to its visitors. Students at the academy have the opportunity for private lessons, specialized clinics, and camps.
20% 44 votes
7000 Northgate Mall, San Rafael, CA 94903 MoreLess Info
A 15-screen movie theater, Century Northgate displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers party hosting and High Frame Rate 3D in select theaters as well as a lobby snack bar.
89% 9 votes
1595 Railroad Avenue, Vallejo, CA 94592 MoreLess Info
Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve is a 215 acre park. Attractions include hiking, biking, scenic views, and picnicking. Visitors can also participate in guided park tours and regular special events.
80% 5 votes
Benicia Community Park, Community Park Drive, Benicia, CA 94510 MoreLess Info
Benicia Skatepark offers skateboarders an Olympic bowl and kidney pool. The park provides a section that tunnels though a pipe area waterfalling into another bowl. There is also a small stair and some ledges around the outside of the park.