- 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.
The Brenden Theatres - Concord 14 cinema offers 14 theaters with digital video and sound. It screens first-run movies, and offers high-backed 'love seat' chairs with removable armrests as well as three restaurants on the premises.
Play 18 holes of miniature golf in an indoor haunted graveyard filled with animatronic figures and special effects. Ghost Golf is climate controlled for comfort, and wheelchair compatible. Weekday specials and party packages are available.