- 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.
Located on 10.3 acres of land, Kevin Moran Park is a public park that offers its guests a variety of amenities. These include a picnic area, tennis court, and bocce ball courts, all of which are available for hourly rental.
Always Dream Play Park is a one acre play area for children. It features interactive water play equipment, a large sand area, swings and picnic tables, and surrounding fields that can be used for soccer and kite flying.
Dry Creek Park is also known by its longer name of Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park, which is located in an area that was famous in the 1880s for large festival events. The park currently holds the Garin Barn Visitor Center, picnic areas, an extensive landscaped garden, and hiking trails.
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The Alameda, Santa Clara, CA 95050 MoreLess Info
Instituted in 1777, Mission Santa Clara de Asis is the 8th oldest mission in California. Visitors can admire the restored church and learn about the history of Spanish settlers and the role the mission played.
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500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA 95053 MoreLess Info
The De Saisset Museum features a rich artistic repertoire including sculptures, paintings and local collections. The property was donated ot the Santa Clara university upon the death of Isabel de Saisset.
Nestled in the urban San Mateo, The San Mateo Japanese Garden is a welcome breath of peace. Strolling through the garden, sitting in the Japanese pagoda, and admiring the koi pond are some of the things visitors love the most.
Dog owners and their pets can enjoy a myriad of recreation activities at the Drigon Dog Park. Along with standard walking paths, there are watering stations, scooper dispensers, fake fire hydrants, dog tunnels, and a climbing platform.