- 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.
41% 58 votes
BayFair Mall, 15555 E 14th Street, San Leandro, CA 94578 MoreLess Info
Visitors can enjoy a variety of scares and thrills at Fear Overload Eternal Nightmare Haunted House. The haunted park features two haunted houses including one based on the famous zodiac killer.
Featuring 5 acres, Halcyon Park has plenty of opportunities to have fun with the whole family. The tot lot is perfect for small children, and the concrete volleyball court is great for getting a good workout with friends.
82% 61 votes
North end of Neptune Drive, San Leandro, CA 94577 MoreLess Info
The Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline is a community park that is home to wildlife such as Marsh Hawks, Red-tailed hawks, and shorebirds. The park supports activities such as picnicking, walking, running, and biking.
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14808 E 14th Street, San Leandro, CA 94578 MoreLess Info
The Historic BAL Theatre has managed to maintain its history without becoming too modern. The seats are comfortable and the view of the stage is great so that all guests can enjoy the show.
San Leandro Ball Park provides a major-league sized baseball facility used by hundreds of teams, from little leagues to semi-pro Old Timers leagues. The park is a fully-developed facility, complete with grandstands, restrooms, lighting, parking, concessions and score booth.
39% 41 votes
4660 Crow Canyon Road, Castro Valley, CA 94546 MoreLess Info
Castro Valley Dog Park offers pet owners the chance to unleash their dogs as they roam around a grassy, tree-surrounded area. The attraction is also attached to a regular park so dog owners can also take their pet on a stroll.
Located on 5,271 acres of parkland, the Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park is a public park that provides scenic views overlooking the local area. The park contains a number of nature trails commonly used by hikers, cyclists, and equestrian riders.