- 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.
Chabot Park is a rustic park featuring 10 acres, a very large picnic area and smaller picnic areas, an amphiteater, sports fields, and hiking trails. Visitors can spend time with friends and family or quietly stroll through the beautiful surroundings.
70% 10 votes
Dublin Blvd & Marshall Canyon Drive, Dublin, CA 94568 MoreLess Info
Dublin Hills Regional Park provides its visitors with hiking trails that offer a view without any steep inclines, and without shade. Cows graze in the area and can be encountered throughout the trails.
64% 84 votes
1150 El Camino Real, Ste 142, The Shops at Tanforan, San Bruno, CA 94066 MoreLess Info
From stacking blocks to train sets, Hop-N-Play Indoor Playground offers children a variety of recreational activities in its entertainment complex. There are slides, water beds, and ball pits for children to play in.
29% 14 votes
1422 San Mateo Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080 MoreLess Info
World Cup Indoor Soccer is an indoor soccer club that features youth leagues, co-ed leagues, youth soccer camps, and adult soccer programs. The club is available for private birthday parties and practices.
A movie theater with an XD auditorium, Century at Tanforan and XD displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers stadium seating, arcade games, self-service ticketing and a lobby cafe.
25% 12 votes
1150 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA 94066 MoreLess Info
Located in a shopping center, Hop 'n Play is an indoor playground with animal climbing structures and mats. There is a seating area where parents can sit down while they watch their children play.
Golden Gate Stables is an equestrian center that provides a number of services and amenities for horses and their owners to enjoy. Horse boarding, riding lessons, and summer riding camps are among the services provided.