- 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.
Any techie's dream come true, the Intel Corp and Museum documents the history of innovation over the past several decades. From the invention of the semiconductor to the first RAM, Intel walks visitors through a journey of its success, trials, and tribulations.
83% 6 votes
Stevens Creek County Park, 11401 Stevens Canyon Road, Cupertino, CA 95014 MoreLess Info
Tony Look Trail is a short hiking trail for hikers of all skill levels. The trail is reputed as being narrow at points as it winds though forested areas. Tony Look may interest those in search of scenic forest views.
83% 6 votes
4525 Dyer Street, Union City, CA 94587 MoreLess Info
Providing recreational opportunities, Veteran's Memorial Park - Hall Ranch has tennis courts, baseball fields, and walking paths for the community to enjoy. The park hosts festivals and other community events on a yearly basis.
84% 38 votes
Stevens Creek Blvd, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA 95014 MoreLess Info
De Anza College's Fujitsu Planetarium is the largest of its kind west of the Rocky Mountains. It offers a variety of shows, programs, and special events, ranging from educational programs for children to laser shows and holiday events.
The Intel Museum of Santa Clara, California celebrates the company and the latest advancements in technology. Science and tech enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy the hands on exhibits, the company's history and more.
A 16-screen movie theater, AMC Cupertino Square 16 displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers an IMAX auditorium, theater rentals, a party room and a concession area with food and drinks.
Founded in 1938, Bowlmor Cupertino is a popular bowling alley featuring a number of facilities and amenities for its guests to enjoy. These include a full menu of food, beer and cocktail selections, and party hosting, among many others.
With skates available for rent, Ice Center Cupertino offers visitors an indoor ice rink with freestyle skating sessions open to the public. The rink hosts skating school, camps, private lessons, and youth hockey leagues.
81% 27 votes
13100 Montebello Road, Cupertino, CA 95015 MoreLess Info
Picchetti Ranch Open Space Preserve features a brick winery building and farm complex. The open space lands offers a respite from everyday life and an opportunity to experience and learn about the diverse natural environment in the Bay Area.