- 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.
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Hillside Blvd & School Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080 MoreLess Info
Paradise Valley Park is an outdoor recreational park that includes a baseball field, a basketball court, a playground, and a dog park. The dog park includes wide open grassy areas and trash receptacles.
96% 27 votes
5800 Parkside Drive, Pleasanton, CA 94566 MoreLess Info
A large grassy park with ample green space, Pleasonton Sports & Recreation Park offers a variety of sports fields, including baseball, soccer, and football. The park also offers barbecue grills, picnic tables, restrooms, and a playground.
The great San Francisco Bay receives water from approximately half of California and channels it out to the Pacific Ocean. The Bay is an important launching spot for small and mid-size fishing boats, and is also heavily traveled by chartered ships searching for dolphins and whale pods.
Named for a former professional bowler, Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl features 40 lanes of bowling with Friday and Saturday night music and light shows. It offers a lounge with big screen TV, video games and a snack bar.
80% 80 votes
35 W Orange Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080 MoreLess Info
Featuring separate areas for larger and smaller dogs, Centennial Way Dog Park provides an opportunity for dogs to get lots of exercise. The park is also equipped with convenient doggie water fountains, benches and a large sculpture.
82% 55 votes
Orange Ave & Tennis Drive, South San Francisco, CA 94080 MoreLess Info
South San Francisco's Orange Memorial Park is a family friendly park with many recreational amenities. The park includes a large children's playground, dog park, BBQ and picnic areas, tennis courts and a weekend farmer's market.
100% 2 votes
Oyster Point ,Genentech - Sierra Point, South San Francisco, CA 94080 MoreLess Info
Bay Trail provides easily accessible recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts including hikers, joggers, bicyclists and skaters. It also offers a setting for wildlife viewing and environmental education and increases public respect and appreciation for the Bay.
Neighborhood-based Pacific Heights Park is relatively small when compared to the other city parks, but it still maintains several recreational options. Visitors can access children's playground equipment, a half mile walking path, a half basketball court, and a ball field.