- 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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888 Reed St, Corner of Lafayette, Santa Clara, CA 95050 MoreLess Info
An off-leash canine recreation facility, Reed Street Dog Park provides 1.5 acres of grassy fields with separate areas for small and large dogs. The park includes benches, trees, dog waste bags, drinking water and a shaded area.
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18000 Chelmsford Drive, Cupertino, CA 95014 MoreLess Info
Featuring a pool that combines a lap pool and recreational pool, Rancho Rinconada Rec Center hosts public swim sessions at its facility. The pool is heated and is lifeguard monitored.
Located within Central Park, Lake Elizabeth measures 83 acres and can be used for fishing and boating. The surrounding park area offers picnic sites, athletic fields, a water park, walking paths, children's playgrounds and a dog park.
Designed by racing experts, LeMans Karting is an indoor Kart racing facility where you can compete with ten-plus racers. There is also a Junior Driver training program which teaches practical racing fundamentals prior to obtaining a license.
Located on a 153-acre campus, the College of San Mateo is a higher education facility that features more than 20 student clubs and serves 10,000 students. The college also provides transfer services, cultural activities, and employment assistance.
A 1.2-acre canine recreation facility, Central Park Dog Park features an artificial turf large dog field and a natural grass small dog field. The park provides benches, shaded areas, drinking water and a double-gated entrance.