- 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.
The Creekside Park provides access to a large variety of different outdoor activities and amenities. These amenities include a skateboard and scooter park, basketball courts, a baseball diamond, and covered picnic area, among others.
McInnis Park is a community-managed park that not only offers visitors familiar amenities like picnic areas, playgrounds, and ball fields, but also contains a natural wetlands preserve. Visitors will also find a dog park and award-winning skateboard area here.
A bowling center featuring 32 lanes, West Valley Bowl Center offers both open and league bowling as well as party hosting. The center provides cosmic bowling nights, optional bumpers, arcade games, locker rentals and pool tables.
The Tracy Oasis Marina Resort is a local marina offering a number of amenities for boat owners to enjoy. Boat storage, ramp launches, and a restaurant and bar are among the services and facilities offered at the marina.
Albert Joseph Entertainment is an entertainment company that is available for boutiques, festivals, school classrooms, storytelling, singing telegrams, and holiday parties. The company also provides photographers for special occasions and events.
Located on the San Joaquin River, Lauritzen Yacht Harbor provides a 100 ft. long launch ramp for visitors to launch their boat from. The facilities includes a fish cleaning station, dry storage, and a security station.