- 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.
A combination of three organizations, the Twin Pines Art Center consists of the Peninsula Arts Council, Belmont Arts Council, and Peninsula Museum of Art. Their galleries feature local artists' work, and the museum contains an art studio, store, and library.
75% 4 votes
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, 9500 Thornton Avenue, Newark, CA 94560 MoreLess Info
Dumbarton Pier generally offers only fair fishing. The bottom is mud, the water is fairly shallow and salinity levels of the water can be higher than in more northern reaches of the bay.
Featuring a Hawaiian cultural tradition, Kilohana Outrigger Canoe Club offers visitors of all skill levels coaching on how to canoe on an 6-man outrigger. The practices last two hours and introduces visitors to the basics of canoeing.
Vista Park is 3.8 acres and features a jogging path, picnic tables, benches and open space. The park boasts scenic views of the Bay area, including the peninsula, valley, three bridges and mountains in three directions.
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1219 Ralston Avenue, Belmont, CA 94002 MoreLess Info
The Belmont Historical Society Museum is a museum that is dedicated to preserving the history of the city of Belmont. The museum features six main rooms as well as two large halls that contain artifacts, furnishings, and pictures.
100% 15 votes
Skyline Boulevard (Highway 35), Los Altos, CA MoreLess Info
Windy Hill Open Space Preserve is a 1,335-acre nature area that features several trails for hiking, dog walking, biking and horseback riding. The spot is ideal for kiting, while paragliding and hang gliding are allowed with a permit.
55% 340 votes
20990 Homestead Road, Cupertino, CA 95014 MoreLess Info
A 32-lane bowling center, Homestead Bowl & The X Bar offers open and league bowling with automatic scoring. The center is home to a full-service sports bar with karaoke, live music, a variety of beer and televisions.