- 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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Emerald Glen Park, 4201 Central Parkway, Dublin, CA 94568 MoreLess Info
An annual festival celebrating local food, wine, and art, the Splatter Wine & Food Event features a tasting pavilion with vendors from a wide array of restaurants and live music. The event also features wine tasting and art on display.
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555 Guadalupe Canyon Parkway, Daly City, CA 94005 MoreLess Info
Offering easy hiking trails and walking paths, as well as places to sit and relax in the great outdoors, San Bruno Mountain State & County Park consists of rugged terrain over 2,326 acres with incredible views.
In business for over 10 years, Airdance Farm provides horse owners with a facility for boarding, training and breeding. The farm specializes in training show jumpers particularly, but also trains dressage and offers full veterinary care as necessary.
Opened in 1979, Crab Cove Visitor Center is located at Crown Memorial State Beach. The center features a variety of educational and informative exhibits about local sea life, as well as visitor information services.
Washington Park features an upper and lower part. The upper portion of the park includes play areas with tanbark, sandbox, swings, slides and picnic areas. The lower portion has lighted tennis courts, a sand volleyball court and a dog park.
Fairmont Park is a small neighborhood park that offers a number of recreational amenities for visitors to enjoy. These amenities include several playground areas, a basketball court, and a walking path around the perimeter of the park.
A small residential park, Edgemar Park features grass fields suitable for recreational activities along with picnic tables and a dirt walking path. The park also offers children's play structures, swings, slides and shade trees.
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At the corner of McAbee Road and Camden Avenue, San Jose, CA 95120 MoreLess Info
Almaden Quicksilver Country Park is a great place for a day out with family and friends. Admission is free with multiple entrances. There are many hiking trails, well-maintained picnic grounds and some old mines and mining equipment to explore. Pets are allowed inside.
A grassy area lined with trees, Bray Commons Park can be used for open field recreational activities, picnics, basketball and volleyball. It has a small dog park, a children's playground, tables, grills and paved walking paths.