- 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.
67% 3 votes
401 Quarry Road, San Carlos, CA 94070 MoreLess Info
Filled with wall to wall trampolines, Rockin' Jump - The Ultimate Trampoline Park offers visitors several jumping arenas, from foam pits to a trampoline dodge ball zone. On Fridays, the park hosts a Rockin' Fridays night with a DJ.
50% 2 votes
2451 San Carlos Avenue, San Carlos, CA 94070 MoreLess Info
The San Carlos Avenue Neighborhood Park is a neighborhood park that includes an open turf area, a drinking fountain, picnic tables, benches, and barbecue stations. The park also contains a swing set and climbing obstacles for children.
Situated on 11.5 acres, Serra Park features a small creek, four picnic sites, a children's playground, skating rink and water play area. The park has open grass fields for recreational activities and provides access to adjacent sports fields.
78% 23 votes
550 E Remington Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087 MoreLess Info
Sunnyvale Community Center is a unique complex that features general recreation like gym programs and an indoor sports complex. The site also features a creative arts center and a performing arts center with a 200 seat theater.
93% 278 votes
8000 Patterson Ranch Road, Fremont, CA 94555 MoreLess Info
At the Coyote Hills Regional Park, visitors can go picnicking, camping, hiking, and bicycling. The location's staff also offers naturalist programs that cover subjects like Native American history and birds and butterflies.
Spanning a total of 5-acres of land, the Civic Center Park is a recreational park that includes multiple play structures for children of all ages. The park also has a basketball court, a par-3 golf course, and picnic tables.
Safari Run is a children's recreation center that specializes in hosting jungle themed parties and events for kids. The facility offers numerous play areas and attractions, as well as providing food and refreshments for party-goers.
Following a small brook, the Twin Pines Park offers roughly 10 acres of recreational activities. On the grounds of the park, there are multiple shaded picnic sites, open space trails, a children's playground, and an open use field.