- 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.
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1097 Seal Ct, San Mateo, CA 94497 MoreLess Info
Parkside Aquatic Park & Launch Ramp features a beach, two playgrounds, reservable and drop-in picnic areas, restrooms and the boating launch ramp. Swimming is allowed but there are no lifeguards on duty.
A 25-screen movie theater, Century 25 Union Landing and XD displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater provides stadium seating, arcade games, an XD auditorium and a cafe with food and drinks.
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11401 Stevens Canyon Road, Cupertino, CA 95014 MoreLess Info
Within its nearly 1,100 acres, Stevens Creek County Park boasts a 92-acre reservoir for non-power boaters and fisherman. The park features shoreline picnic sites and trails for mountain biking, horseback riding and hiking.
Each Sunday the county closes certain roads to accommodate joggers, bicyclers and roller skaters. Referred to by residents as Canada Road Bicycle Sundays, the distance covers just over a mile and restroom facilities are available at a local park.
Local artists can easily find a home for their creations at the Triton Museum of Art, which is renowned for supporting its community. This locale has made its name for over 50 years as its county's first non-university art museum.
A comedy club and theater seating 42 people, Made Up Theater offers improvised comedy that includes audience participation. It also provides improvised comedy classes, games and a summer comedy camp and hosts private events.