- 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.
8252 Earhart Road, Oakland, CA 94621 MoreLess Info
Oakland Aviation Museum, as the name suggests, is a small museum housing many interesting and well-maintained artifacts belonging to Oakland aviation history. The chief attraction here is the four-engine Solent Flying Boat which featured in the movie 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'.
Frontierland Park is a community park that contains barbecue areas, horseshoe pits, a playground, and picnic tables. The park has a large picnic area that can be reserved for corporate outings, birthday parties, or church events.
92% 12 votes
Junipero Street & Independence Street, Pleasanton, CA 94566 MoreLess Info
Mission Hills Park is a neighborhood park with a hill slide. The park has two play areas with slides, swings, monkey bars and a zip line. There is also a 1/2 basketball court, and a picnic area with a gazebo.
Located along regions of San Pedro Creek is San Pedro Valley Park. Hiking trails wind through the scenic park, offering stunning views of the Santa Crus Mountains. Other features include BBQ's, picnic areas, a visitors center and a nearby waterfall.
95% 41 votes
245 S Spruce Ave, Ste 700, South San Francisco, CA 94080 MoreLess Info
Bintang Badminton Academy offers great courts, training and a pro-shop. They provide three types of training styles for people of all ages and skill levels and also offers classes and camps, private lessons and team.
Guests can enjoy a haunted theme park with 6 haunted attractions at Pirates of Emerson. The attractions consist of haunted mazes and houses, and the park also offers special events and other nightly entertainment.
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Crystal Springs Road, Skyline Blvd, San Bruno, CA 94066 MoreLess Info
The Crystal Springs Walking Trail is a part of the larger Crystal Springs Regional Trail designated for hikers, joggers and equestrians. The trail offers views of the Upper Crystal Springs Reservoir and connects several other trails in the area.
Brentwood Bowl offers a fun way for businesses to build camaraderie among their staff, kids to have memorable birthday parties with their family and friends, and avid bowlers to make friends that they will have for a lifetime.