- 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.
35% 31 votes
9711 Dublin Canyon Road, Castro Valley, CA 94552 MoreLess Info
Moore's Pumpkin Patch & Christmas Trees is a family owned Christmas tree lot and pumpkin patch. Silver Tips, Noble Fir, Grand Fir, and Douglas Fir trees are available annually in a variety sizes, up to 20 feet tall.
96% 24 votes
Oyster Point Blvd, Oyster Point Marina, South San Francisco, CA 94083 MoreLess Info
Built atop the human-made Oyster Point Peninsula, Oyster Point Pier is a fishing spot that tends to attract both sharks and shark anglers. The pier is also a good bet for flounder and perch in season.
86% 7 votes
17936 Lake Chabot Road, Castro Valley, CA 94546 MoreLess Info
Located on the scenic Lake Chabot, Lake Chabot Fishing Outfitters is a business offering a number of services for visitors to enjoy. Fishing supplies, boat launching, and swimming access in the lake are among the services provided.
Greenridge Park's most notable attraction is its scenic view of the Bay Area, offering photo opportunities. Additionally, the location also contains traditional park facilities, including a playground for children to enjoy.
100% 2 votes
5945 Bruce Drive, Castro Valley, CA 94546 MoreLess Info
New Heights Training Stables is a private boarding and training facility for horses. New Heights offers both beginners and advanced riders customized weekly lessons. Boarding services are also available, with included access to a jumping arena, dressage court, and trails.
84% 504 votes
3630 Hillcap Avenue, San Jose, CA 95136 MoreLess Info
A retro styled drive-in movie venue, the West Wind Capitol 6 Drive-In shows Hollywood new releases with all digital projection. The theater hosts promotions like family fun nights, and features a snack bar.
53% 15 votes
95 Harbor Master Rd Slip 1, South San Francisco, CA 94080 MoreLess Info
Oyster Point Marina is a publicly owned and managed marina that offers numerous docking slips, a fishing pier, and launch and fueling amenities. The marina also has an attached park with hiking trails, picnic areas, and a small beach.