- 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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2058 D Street, Hayward, CA 94541 MoreLess Info
San Felipe Park - Hayward Area Recreation District offers a wide array of recreational amenities. These include basketball, playgrounds, a community center, open lawn areas, barbecues, picnic areas with tables along with restrooms.
Stenzel Park features four regulation baseball fields that are perfect for leagues, as well as several picnic tables, barbecue pits, concessions booth, and half court basketball. The picnic areas can be booked for parties between April and October.
Burlingamer is a sports and recreation organization that hosts a wide variety of youth athletic leagues and activities, including soccer, futsal, lacrosse, and softball. The facility also features conference rooms and video rooms.
Promoting basketball for both recreation and fitness, Nothing But Hoops offers programs for all ages. Along with basketball clinics, leagues and camps, the facility is also used for sports oriented birthday parties and other group celebrations.
57% 111 votes
Vasona Lake County Park, 333 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032 MoreLess Info
Sponsored by Santa Clara County Parks, the Fantasy of Lights is a seasonal light display that goes up each Christmas season. The display features a wide array of elaborate light displays, and visitors can drive through.
Bachman Park is a neighborhood public park that features a large, modern playground area, plenty of shade trees, picnic tables and grills. The park also has basketball courts and multiple paved and dirt trails.
Vasona Lake County Park contains a 45 acre lawn that is suitable for Frisbee, softball, and soccer activities. Visitors can also take paddle and row boats onto the water and go fishing for black bass and catfish.
A 30-lane bowling center, Manor Bowl offers open and league bowling with automatic scoring. The center provides a party room for private events, a snack bar with food and drinks, a pro shop and a bar with adult beverages.
A somewhat secluded white sand beach, Roosevelt Beach State Beach features scenic views of the Pacific as well as surfing and swimming opportunities. The beach has picnic tables and rest room facilities.