- 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.
With an experience of 25 years in exploring the wildlife in California, Nature Trip Day Tours offers year round trips for exploring the wildlife. They organize one day or half day trips of bird watching, nature exploring and conservancy.
A movie multiplex with thirteen auditoriums, Livermore 13 Cinemas screens first-run Hollywood films. The theater features all-stadium seating with rocking seats, as well as digital video and sound. Matinees and discount packages are available.
Osage Station Park offers various recreational activities including tennis courts, ball fields and paths for walking and riding bikes. There are playground areas with a realistic train and old west theme. Osage also features a rose garden and sand pit.
Mission Dolores Park is one of San Francisco's more popular parks owing to its close proximity to many good restaurants nearby. It is a great place for a day long picnic, sun basking or a walk. The park is well-maintained and offers beautiful views of the city.
San Francisco's AT&T Park is a Major League baseball field that is the home of the San Francisco Giants. The Park features stadium seating, plentiful concessions, a restaurant called @Cafe and free wireless internet access.
A 24-lane bowling center, Danville Bowl offers open and league bowling with large projector screens above the pins on each lane. The center provides a pro shop, arcade games, a restaurant and bar, a pool table and party hosting.
Situated on 20 acres, Diablo Vista Park features lighted sports fields as well as volleyball, basketball and tennis courts. It offers a picnic area, a children's playground and a large tile snake for kids to explore.