- 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.
Situated in a residential neighborhood, the Wardlaw Dog Park is an off leash park for dogs of any size. As a way to keep any problems from happening, there is a segregated small dog area where owners can let their smaller pet off their leash.
North Bay Mobile Drive-In holds semi-monthly flash mob cinema style movie showings where patrons can watch free drive-in movies and purchase concessions like cupcakes, popcorn and sodas. They also hold raffles and run on donations.
The Hamilton Field History Museum opened in 2010 to communicate to the public the role of the Hamilton Army Airfield in the development of Marin County. The Museum represents the history of civilian and military groups in Hamilton.
Blue Rock Springs Park is a combination outdoor recreation venue and historical site. There are a handful of historic buildings along with large picnic areas, open play sections, children's playground equipment, and a hiking trail.
Located at the Novato Art Center, the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art houses over 40 artists in studios on the grounds. The museum has a main art gallery, classroom and store as well as the Ron Collins lobby gallery.
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12 Brookline Drive, Novato, CA 94949 MoreLess Info
Jay Alexander of Jay Alexander Magic & Entertainment is a genuine and humorous comedian and magician performing throughout the Novato area. Available for event bookings, visitors can also find his public show listings on his website.
Owned and operated by lifetime fisherman Andrew 'Cooch' Cuccia, Cooch's Fishing offers guide services and chartered fishing trips. The company also offers instruction on various kinds of fishing and sells homemade lures.
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5492 Sandmound Blvd, Oakley, CA 94561 MoreLess Info
Owned and run by professional fisherman Bobby Barrack, the Bobby Barrack Fishing Guide Service offers guided fishing trips in the California Delta. Barrack teaches the fundamentals of fishing on each trip.
The Space Station Museum is a favored place by both adults and children who have an affinity for space history. The museum presents authentic memorabilia and extensive information on the history of trips to the Space Station by the US and Russia.