- 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.
100% 2 votes
423 Baden Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080 MoreLess Info
Opened in 1994, the APOP Hawaiian Cultural Center is an organization dedicated to educating the public about Hawaii and its culture. The center offers numerous Hawaiian classes and workshops, art exhibits, and hula contests throughout the year.
67% 9 votes
5801 Valley Blvd, Pleasanton, CA 94566 MoreLess Info
A community-owned park and tennis complex, Pleasanton Tennis & Community Park offers an open tennis court, playground equipment and sand box, volleyball courts, barbecue facilities, and picnic areas, as well as restrooms.
77% 31 votes
West Pacific Avenue & Maple, San Francisco, CA MoreLess Info
Having been recently refurbished, the Julius Kahn Playground provides a safe, fun environment for children to play. There is also a clubhouse on site which allows families to get out of the sun on a hot day.
100% 2 votes
Dorado Way & Alta Vista Drive, South San Francisco, CA 94080 MoreLess Info
As a neighborhood park, Avalon Park provides the community with a general purpose field for sports and other outdoor activities. It also has a playground with a rubber floor, climbing wall, and slides.
Situated on 24 acres, Val Vista Community Park features soccer fields, a roller hockey rink and a skate park. It provides walking paths and picnic tables as well as facilities for children including playgrounds and water play areas.
With its 1,200 foot summit, Sweeney Ridge is a popular hiking and mountain biking location with a paved road and many features to explore off-trail. The area is home to wildlife including hawks, deer and even mountain lions.
Dublin Heritage Park & Museum is a ten acre park complete with picnic areas, historical buildings, a cemetery and scenic lawns. The buildings house a variety of historical documents, furniture items, artifacts and photographs from the early days of Dublin.
75% 4 votes
11538-11574 Bay Laurel Street, Dublin, CA 94568 MoreLess Info
At less than 1 mile in length, Martin Canyon Creek Trail offers visitors a nature trail with scenic views of the valley below. The park is inhabited with wildlife like salamanders, frogs, and lizards.