- 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.
Providing access to trails, East Fortuna Equestrian Staging Area offers numerous amenities for horseback riders. Besides ample parking, visitors have access to both picnic facilities and horse corrals. Bicycling and hiking is also permitted here.
Queen Califa's Magical Circle is the only project of this kind in America. It has 10 sculptures, without the benches which are also sculpted. Inside of it there are planted native shrubs, maintaining the tone of the site.
The Sportsplex USA Santee is an outdoor sports complex that features three baseball fields, a concession stand, restrooms, and two indoor soccer fields. The soccer fields have spectator seating as well as synthetic turf.
Located along the San Diego River, Mast Park is situated on 26 acres and features open green space along with walking trails. The park also offers basketball and volleyball courts, a children's playground, picnic areas and a dog park.
Santee Drive-In Theatre offers a traditional movie going experience seven days a week, year round. The theatre shows films on two big screens and offers FM radio broadcast sound and a full service snack bar.