- 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.
90% 371 votes
3160 North Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View, CA 94043 MoreLess Info
Shoreline Park is a popular destination for migratory birds, joggers and cyclists. In addition to a kite-flying area and children's playground, there is also an 18-hole golf course as well as scenic views of the nearby ocean.
88% 40 votes
3160 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043 MoreLess Info
Shoreline Aquatic Center offers a variety of services and amenities for visitors to Shoreline Lake. The facility has stand up paddleboards, pedal boats, kayaks, canoes, and other watercraft for rent, and also offers lessons and racing.
Founded in 2012, the Synergy Badminton Club is a tennis facility that aims to foster an open, personable, and comfortable culture. The club has 8 Olympic sized courts, a full service pro shop, and a fitness room.
Even though the Village Green Dog Park is not separated based on the size of the dog, it still draws in many with fake grass that keeps the canines from getting too dirty. A wide range of stones and animal-themed art is available for general play.
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1 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043 MoreLess Info
The Shoreline Amphitheatre is a sizable outdoor venue that has a capacity of 22,000 seats, including lawn seats. Over the years, it has become a popular spot for music festivals, concerts, comedy shows and other kinds of gatherings.
80% 15 votes
Portola Valley Training Center, 100 Ansel Lane, Barns 2 & 15, Menlo Park, CA 94028 MoreLess Info
An equestrian facility, the California Riding Academy offers lessons in riding in both English and Western styles. Lessons are available for both kids and adults, and the facility hosts a variety of camps and other group programs.
69% 61 votes
201 South Rengstorff Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94039 MoreLess Info
The Rengstorff Park & Pool features a children's playground as well as a public pool that can be used by people of all ages. In addition, the park also offers a gym, walking paths and several picnic spots.
61% 31 votes
Bayfront Expy & Marsh Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025 MoreLess Info
Located on San Francisco Bay, the 160-acre Bedwell Bayfront Park offers biking, hiking, bicycling, dog walking, bird watching and kite flying. The park is surrounded on three sides by the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge.