- The list below includes 288 free or cheap things to do in or near Poway, California, including 91 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Hiking Trails, Walking Trails and Bowling.
- From Mount Woodson Trail to Old Poway Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Poway and in nearby cities within 25 miles like La Mesa, La Jolla, San Diego and Santee.
A neighborhood park, Hilleary Park features soccer fields along with tennis and basketball courts. The park also offers two children's playgrounds, restroom facilities, paved walking paths, picnic tables, shade trees and picnic shelters.
Enjoyed by both adults and children, the Poway-Midland Railroad is a railway that takes guests through Old Poway Park. Guests board a vintage train that rides along antique railing equipment that offers a traditional locomotive experience.
An equestrian facility and show barn, Elite Show Stables offers training for both horse and rider in a competitive, focused environment. The stable offers care and coaching both under show circumstances and otherwise.
Poway Fun Bowl offers typical aged bowling alley, without high end bar, good-looking staff, hipsters, or high-end pool tables for use. But, it has cheap beer and drinks, karaoke on Friday and Saturday nights in the bar, and the hourly pool tables in the arcade for those with minors.
Sportsplex USA Poway offers both recreational and competitive youth and adult sports leagues including softball and indoor soccer leagues. Their 15 acre facility includes three tournament quality softball fields and two indoor soccer arenas with synthetic turf.