- 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.
Spanning a total distance of 31.83-acres of land, Shoreline Park is a leisure park that includes picnic areas and a play area for children. The picnic areas can be rented for private parties, corporate outings, or church events.
Situated on a hill, Sellick Park provides visitors with a walking path for jogging and a general purpose grass field. The playground has features like a cement cave; a rock, paper, scissors game; and multilevel climbing structures.
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4455 Black Avenue, Pleasanton, CA 94566 MoreLess Info
The Dolores Bengtson Aquatic Center features a 50m Olympic size pool, a shallow pool with waterslide, a lap pool with diving well, picnic and lounge area, locker room and showers. Numerous programs are available for swim teams and lessons.
Pleasanton's Amador Valley Park is a family friendly community park. Featuring an outdoor movies-in-the-park series through the summer the park also offers a playground, a basketball court, shady trees and picnic areas.
An historic landmark, Sanchez Adobe has served many purposes. The building was once a cattle ranch but would later become a hotel, and subsequently the personal residence of a town mayor. Tours are offered and special events often hosted here.
36% 14 votes
1220 Linda Mar Blvd, Pacifica, CA 94044 MoreLess Info
As a fenced park, Pacifica Dog Park at Sanchez Art Center offers visitors' dogs a space to run off-leash and socialize with other dogs. The park has benches for visitors to rest on while their dogs play.