- 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.
91% 22 votes
2256 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 MoreLess Info
Ranked as the #1 Children's Fitness Program by Entrepreneur Magazine, My Gym Children's Fitness Center is a gym offering a large selection of recreational activities. Exercise classes, birthday party hosting, and recreational programs are among the services offered.
33% 3 votes
1 Santa Barbara Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 MoreLess Info
Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District - Adult Sports offers basketball, bocce, flag football, cornhole, soccer, softball and volleyball. Leagues are seasonal with different levels of competition and both a regular season and playoffs.
Renovated in 2014, Pleasant Oaks Park has spacious fields for baseball, including several baseball diamonds and batting cages. The park also has a picnic area and a large, grassy field for outdoor activities.
74% 35 votes
Lighthouse Point, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 MoreLess Info
In 1986, the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum opened inside the Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse. It is one of the oldest museums in the world dedicated to surfing, and visitors can see how surfboards progressed from huge paddleboards to modern surfboards, along with surf club patches, surf movie posters, and wetsuits,
Focused on preserving the history of the small area of Aptos and its surrounding hills and beaches is the Aptos History Museum. The museum features a curated collection of historical photographs, artifacts and documentation of the areas past.
100% 15 votes
Rosie the Riveter WWII National Historical Park, 1111 Melville Sq, Richmond, CA 94804 MoreLess Info
The Rosie the Riveter Outdoor Memorial is a public park and historical site made in honor of the sacrifices civilians made on the WWII home front. Visitors commonly enjoy biking, hiking or learning about local history during their trip.
The Aptos Museum is a historical museum featuring a collection of local artifacts, photographs, and information. The museum offers guided tours, special events, and educational programs for students. The museum also maintains a gift shop.