- 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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1320 Garin Avenue, Hayward, CA 94544 MoreLess Info
Founded in the late-19th century, Garin & Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Parks is a collection of parks offering a number of amenities to its guests. Visitors to the park commonly enjoy viewing the native wildlife, hiking, or having picnics.
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15000 Skyline Boulevard, Los Gatos, CA 95033 MoreLess Info
Aspiring climbers can learn the ropes at Treks and Tracks Rock Climbing Castle Rock State Park. Certified instructors teach beginning and advanced rock climbing as well as backpacking, horse packing and navigation.
At Castle Rock State Park, visitors can go horseback riding, hiking, and geocaching. The location, which is located near the Santa Cruz Mountains, features campsites for backpackers who wish to stay at the site.
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214 California Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010 MoreLess Info
At the Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia, guests will be able to learn about the history of Pez dispensers in the United States. Fans of Mickey Mouse, Star Trek, The Muppets, and Marvel Comics may enjoy what this site has to offer.
A heavily forested area located on 3,688 acres, Sanborn County Park can be used for tent and RV camping, hiking and picnics. The facility provides trails spanning over 15 miles that provide visitors a look at native plants and wildlife.
The first park established in Burlingame, these grounds hold both recreational and historical significance. A baseball facility dating back to the 1930's and beautiful towering trees from the original estate grounds bring antiquity to the playgrounds and picnic areas.
The Studio Shop provides a wide variety of picture framing products and services including framing flat screen TVs, sports jerseys, fine art, and family photos. They also offer art and design services such as on-site design consultation and art delivery.