- 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.
Nickelodeon Theatre shows a wide variety of independent and foreign films and some big-budget Hollywood movies, and they also run midnight showings of classics. Their concessions include organic and GMO-free popcorn and many locally crafted desserts.
Visitors can take in the beauty of nature whilst walking the paths of the Gardens at Heather Farms located in Walnut Creek, California. A series of natural gardens surround the nearby lake, highlighted by the beautiful roses when in season.
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Malaguerra & Morning Star Drive, Morgan Hill, CA 95037 MoreLess Info
Coyote Creek Trail & Bike Path is a 15 mile paved trail. The trail is relatively flat with a few areas with slight gains in elevation. Those interested in bike riding, hiking, and scenic views may enjoy Coyote Creek Trail.
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19245 Malaguerra Ave, Morgan Hill, CA 95037 MoreLess Info
Home to the largest reservoir in Santa Clara County, Anderson Lake County Park spans 3,144 acres and offers boating and fishing on the lake. There is a trail for hiking, biking and skating as well as picnic and barbeque facilities.
A coastal brewery with a creative approach, Sante Adairius Rustic Ales makes an array of distinctive craft beers. Some beers are inspired by European styles, while others are more traditionally American. The brewery features a tasting room.