- 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.
A movie theater with an XD auditorium, Century 20 Great Mall and XD displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater provides stadium seating, arcade games and a lobby cafe with food and drinks.
Peter D Gill Memorial Park is a large neighborhood park. Attractions include a lighted tennis court, basketball court, volleyball net, covered picnic areas, walking paths, a playground, and public restrooms.
96% 26 votes
Skyline Blvd & Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94096 MoreLess Info
The Sawyer Camp Trail is a segment of the larger Crystal Springs Regional Trail and is designated for bicyclists, hikers, joggers and equestrians. The best known trail in San Mateo County, Sawyer Camp is about six miles in length.
91% 272 votes
Crystal Springs Rd & Skyline Blvd, San Mateo, CA 94401 MoreLess Info
A popular paved trail wide enough for two-way traffic, Sawyer Camp Trail at Crystal Springs Reservoir is designed for hikers, joggers, and bicyclists, and horseback riders. The trail features restrooms at either end as well as picnic areas.
78% 78 votes
43300 Mission Blvd at Washington Blvd, Fremont, CA 94539 MoreLess Info
Old Mission San Jose was one of twenty-one Spanish missionaries that were founded in Alta California. Visitors can learn about the history of the site, study genealogy, or purchase a souvenir at the gift shop.
33% 24 votes
746 S Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035 MoreLess Info
The Bintang Badminton Academy Milpitas is a recreational badminton facility that specializes in developing the sport of badminton through programs and facilities. The academy offers badminton lessons as well as a summer camp.
87% 252 votes
1961 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo, CA 94401 MoreLess Info
Visitors enjoy picnicking, swimming, bicycling, and boating at Coyote Point Recreation Area. The Magic Mountain Playground is a castle theme with a large dragon feature, making it one of the most fun playgrounds in the country!