- 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.
Sliderbar 324 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA MoreLess Info
Sample multiple varieties of this eatery’s signature sliders alongside frosty mugs of sudsy craft beer
94% 154 votes
Cristo Rey Drive, Cupertino, CA 95014 MoreLess Info
Spread over 290 acres, the Rancho San Antonio County Park is located within the foothills of Skyline Ridge. Popular activities at the park include hiking, jogging, biking, horseback riding, and flying non-gas model planes.
78% 49 votes
999 E Caribbean Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94088 MoreLess Info
Featuring 105 acres of wetlands, City of Sunnyvale's Baylands Park has over 70 developed acres with grass meadows, an amphitheater and picnic sites with water, grills and tables. It offers a discovery playground with fossil dig area and walking trails.
In operation for over 160 years, Deer Hollow Farm is now a nonprofit environmental education facility that attracts more than 100,000 students each year. The farm hosts a variety of programs that vary by season.
93% 475 votes
22500 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos, CA 94024 MoreLess Info
The 3,988-acre Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve includes 24 miles of trails of varying degrees of difficulty to hike, bike, or horseback ride across. It also features a working farm with many animals.
Operated by the City of San Carlos, Crestview Park features a variety of amenities, including a playground with varied and elaborate play structures, a soccer field, basketball courts, and a walking and running trail.