- The list below includes 1085 free or cheap things to do in or near Placentia, California, including 134 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Sports Facilities/Fields, Children's Entertainment and Breweries.
- From Tri-City Park to Parque del Arroyo Verde, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Placentia and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Lakewood, Laguna Beach, Long Beach and Cerritos.
Open in autumn, The Pumpkin Patch features pumpkins of a variety of shapes and sizes for visitors to take home with them. In addition to pumpkins, it has a petting zoo with farm animals and pony rides for children.
The Placentia Founders Society is a historic preservation organization that was founded in 1974 with the primary purpose of restoring and maintaining the Bradford House museum. The society sponsors cultural events, including free concerts.
Guests of the Fullerton Arboretum will be able to visit a variety of seasonal exhibits, including those which feature fossils, pollinators, and mushrooms. The site features over 4,000 unique plant species across 26 acres.
Advanced European electric go karts are utilized on indoor asphalt tracks at K1 Speed Anaheim. The most popular arrangement for this attraction is the Arrive and Drive option that lets guests show up at the track and drive for regularly held matches.
Ted Craig Regional Park is a 124 acre park populated by rolling hills, abundant trees, and open fields. The park houses a large lake which is suitable for fishing. Attractions also include six picnic shelters and a sports complex.
A 20-screen movie theater, AMC Fullerton 20 displays first-run movies and features Cinema Suites auditoriums with reclining chairs and premium dining options. It also provides a full bar, stadium seating in select auditoriums and a snack bar.
Situated on nearly 38 acres, Hillcrest Park houses a recreation center, the Red Cross building and a log cabin that is home to the Izaak Walton League. The park features two playgrounds, picnic tables, grills, trees and grassy areas.