- 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.
67% 33 votes
40440 California Oaks Road, Murrieta, CA 92562 MoreLess Info
Visitors can enjoy a bowling center with 40 lanes and widescreen scoring monitors at Brunswick Cal Oaks Bowl. The bowling alley also has a pro shop, 2 billiard tables, a snack bar, video games, and a lounge.
Lower Trestles is a well known and internationally featured surfing spot located at San Onofre State Beach. Named after the Trestle Bridge under which surfers must walk, it features consistently better surf in comparison to the remainder of the beach.
90% 10 votes
36700 Ruth Ellen Way, Murrieta, CA 92563 MoreLess Info
The Los Alamos Hills Sports Park provides large areas and fields for visitors to view and play sports in. Facilities at the site include football fields, soccer fields, baseball fields, and a playground.
Located in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Sandstone Canyon is situated at the end of a number of washes that are vehicle accessible. Narrow slots in sandstone formations and desert vegetation enrich this 15 mile desert canyon hike.
Copper Canyon Park spans nearly nine acres of outdoor recreation that can be accessed by the public. Along with open grass play areas, the park features picnic tables, a combination bike path and walking trail, unlit softball field, and playground equipment.
72% 106 votes
Off Interstate 5 at Basilone Road, Oceanside, CA 92055 MoreLess Info
Spanning over 3,000 acres, the San Onofre State Beach is a popular destination for sunbathing, kite flying, shell collecting, camping, hiking and nature photography. Fire pits and campsites are available for reservations on a first-come, first-served basis.
At the San Clemente State Beach, you can access the location's interpretive exhibits and special programs, visitor center, and family programs. Not only can visitors camp overnight at this site, but it also offers scuba diving and swimming opportunities.