- 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 8-acres of land in total, Pinewood Park is a scenic public park filled with amenities and facilities for visitors to enjoy. These amenities include four tennis courts, a barbecue and picnic area, and a basketball hoop.
The Mission Peak Regional Preserve is a suitable location for interpretive hiking, radio control flying, hand gliding, and paragliding activities. Visitors of this preserve can also go backpack camping with a reservation.
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Jose Higuera Adobe Park is a historical park. The park offers picnic tables, barbeque areas and children's play area. Patrons can view the mountains, cattle, and cacti. Guests can also learn about the history of the Higuera Adobe.
Offering separate play spaces for large and small dogs, the Eden Greenway Dog Park also features play space for people. The park is equipped with a basketball court, playground, walking trails, barbecue grills and a picnic area.
An architectural marvel, the Winchester Mystery House is located in San Jose, California. This palatial mansion has 160 rooms and is open for guided tours every day. It takes several hours to fully explore the property.